Maayan Keren was crowned Miss Israel World 2015, or Malkat Hayofi 2015. She will represent her country at Miss World 2015. The 65th edition of MISS WORLD will be hosted by the tropical island of Hainan in China. It will take place on 19th December at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in Sanya.
In 2006 the Miss Israel Organization decided the new format for the winners. For the first time the first runner-up title would be being Miss Universe Israel and the official title would be being Miss World Israel.
This year Miss Israel 2015 adopted a new format, and out of a total of 16 contestants competing for the crown at the beginning, the Top 4 finalists were determined basis audience votes and professional judges opinion. The four finalists so selected were – Avigail Alfatov, Maayan Keren, Victoria Khersonsky, and Itay Barash.
At the same event was crowned the first runner-up Avigail Alfatov, she will go to Miss Universe 2015. She is 18 years of age and stands tall at 173 cm. Avigail succeeds Mor Maman, the Miss World Israel 2014.
About Maayan Keren
Maayan Keren is 17 years of age and stands tall at 175 cm. Maayan succeeds Mor Maman, the Miss World Israel 2014. She has lost her mother when she was a little girl and her father has cut off contact with her family.
This tragedy made her stronger. She has grown up with her brother and her grand mother. Maayan’s first job was when she was 13 on a shop clothing.
History of Israel at the Miss World Pageant
Since 2006, the winner of Miss Israel represents her country at Miss World while the first runner-up goes to Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Israel won the Miss World Crown in 1998 with Linor Abargil.
Linor Abargil’s story has left a mark on people’s mind. Just seven weeks before being crowned Miss World, the then 18-year old Abargil was raped at knifepoint by her travel agent, Uri Shlomo Nur, in Italy.