16 January 2011. Stunning 25-year old Aferdita Dreshaj, standing 1.83 cm (6 feet) tall, was crowned Miss Universe Kosovo 2011 on January 15 in Pristina by Keshtjella Pepshi, last year’s contestant for Kosovo in the Miss Universe pageant.
Aferdita will be the fourth woman to represent Kosovo in the Miss Universe beauty pageant, which will be held on September 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Aferdita Dreshaj is a singer and model born on July 19, 1986 in the USA, of Malësian origin – a ‘tribal’ area in the highlands between Northwest Albania and Montenegro. Her music single "Kiss me" became a hit in both Kosovo and Albania in 2010. She’s currently in a relationship with Macedonian born singer Shpat Kasapi.
The highlander beauty bested 24 candidates for the crown. The jury, that included Mina Selimi, director of Miss Universe, voted Gentiana Cana as first runner up, Heroina Bajra (second runner up), Fitore Berisha (third runner up) and Diellza Aslanaj (fourth runner up).
Best wishes to Aferdita in Sao Paulo!
Hereafter a few of her photos.