The Miss Israel 2012 pageant took place on Wednesday, March 7th, in the city of Haifa; and the winner (Israel’s Queen of Beauty) is Shani Hazan (photo, left), from Kiryat Ata.
Shani is 19 years old, 1.82 m-tall, and will now get prepared to represent Israel in the Miss World 2012, competition to be held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.
The new Miss Israel is a high school graduate who wants to study Business Administration. She’s currently serving in the Navy as a systems’ operator. Hazan has been a vegetarian since the age of 12.
Israel’s Maiden of Beauty (1st runner-up, right) was Lina Machola, a model from Haifa whose parents are a Christian Arab from Kfar Yasif and a Russian.
Machola will represent Israel in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant, in December. Machola is 18, 1.78 m tall, and lives in Haifa.
Completing the group of finalists were May Yoshia (Israel’s Queen of Grace), Noy Abner (Israel’s Teen Queen), and Suf Azulai.
20 contestants took part in the annual competition, organized by L’aisha magazine and televised to the whole country through Channel 2.
Congratulations to the winners!