Endi Demneri, 24 from Tirana, was crowned as the new Miss Universe Albania. The crowning took place in Pallati i Kongreseve where a total of 24 contestants vied for the crown. Almina Rey was named as first runner-up while Desanka Dajçi is the second runner-up. The Miss Universe Albania selection started three months ago and culminated with a 4 hour gala hosted by Teni Vllaçaj and Eriona Sejdi.

Endi Demneri came from a family of fashion designers and beauty queens. She has been modeling professionally since 2014 and was invited for the Milan Fashion Show in 2022.

Albania is yet to win the Miss Universe crown but it boasts 4 placements since the county participated in the pageant in 2022. This year’s Miss Universe pageant will be held in El Salvador.