Miss Israel World 2013 is Ethiopian-born Yityish Aynaw!
Yityish Aynaw Crowned Miss Israel 2013
Yityish Aynaw was crowned Miss Israel 2013 (or Israel’s Queen of Beauty 2013) on February 27, 2013 at the Haifa International Convention Center. The beauty is 21 years old and stands 1.82 m. She will represent Israel in the upcoming Miss World 2013 Pageant, scheduled to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 28. Yityish Aynaw made history in Israel as the first black winner in the history of the Miss Israel Pageant (she is of Ethiopian descent).
Miss Israel 2013 Yityish Aynaw and her runners-up
Yityish immigrated to Israel at the age of 12. She served as an officer in the IDF and now runs a fashion store. Her name, Yityish, means “a look to the future”.
Yityish made history as the first Ethiopian woman to winning the tittle
“I hope to become a successful model thanks to the contest and create a change in the perception of dark-skinned models. I would be happy to be the first Ethiopian television host, an Israeli Tyra Banks,” Yityish spoke about her future ambition.
She will represent Israel in the upcoming Miss World 2013 pageant
At the same event, Bar Hefer was crowned Israel’s Maiden of Beauty 2013 or Miss Universe Israel 2013. The beauty is 18 years old and stands 1.73 m. She will represent her country at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant later this year.
20-year-old Sabina Yusupova was crowned Israel’s Queen of Grace 2013.
18-year-old Hila Balilty was crowned Israel’s Teen Queen 2013. The top 5 were completed with Ofir Kafih.