Yam Kaspers Ashel, a high school student from Herzliya, became Miss Israel's first runner-up on June 6, 2016. She will have the opportunity to represent Israel at Miss Universe 2016 later this year, according to the official website of Miss Israel.
The winner of the national pageant, Karin Alia, will compete at Miss World 2016. In 2006 the Miss Israel Organization decided the new format for the winners. For the first time the first runner-up title would be Miss Universe Israel and the official title would be Miss World Israel.
Yam Kaspers Ashel on Instagram
The Miss Israel Pageant was held for the first time in 1950. Traditionally the pageant called as Malkat HaYofi.
Israel won the Miss Universe Crown in 1976 with Rina Mor. Upon her proclamation as the winner, she remarked, "I'm no politician. I think my being Miss Universe will show people that Israel has another side, not only war." Extensive security precautions were taken as she began her world tour with a stop in Bangkok. The first Miss Israel ever to win the crown, Messinger answered the contest question as to which country would she most like to visit? Her immediate response: "An Arab one."
Rina Mor Miss Universe 1976