Road to Miss World 2013:
Athina Pikraki was crowned Miss Hellas 2012 or Miss World Greece 2013 at the Grand finale of Star Hellas 2012 at the Dream City on November 14, 2012. The beauty from Athens is 21 years old and stands 1.73 m. She will represent the country in the Miss World 2013 competition in Indonesia, scheduled for September.
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Athina Pikraki was crowned Miss World Greece 2013
Miss World Greece Athina Pikraki in swimsuit
Miss World Greece 2013 Athina Pikraki
Photo: Athina Pikraki (right) was crowned Miss World Greece 2013.
Star Hellas-Miss Hellas-Miss Young (Greek: Σταρ Ελλάς) is the longest-running beauty pageant in Greece. The winner of the contest is crowned Star Hellas and goes on to represent Greece in Miss Universe, B Star Hellas goes to Miss International while Miss Hellas goes to Miss World.
In the 1970s and early 1980s the pageant was aired every year from the Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi. From 1990 to 2010, it was funded and aired on Greece’s private network ANT1.
Because of the Greek financial crisis, ΑΝΤ1 did not fund the 2011 pageant which had the form of a low-key private casting and was not aired. In 2012 the Star Hellas organizers staged a comeback by teaming with Internet site TLife which became responsible for the publicity of the event and for airing live over the Internet.