Yityish Titi Aynaw won Israel's Queen of Beauty 2013 title!

Miss Israel's Queen of Beauty 2013 winner Yityish Titi Aynaw

For the very first time, an Ethiopian-born woman won the title of Miss Israel, 21 year old Yityish Titi Aynaw from Netanya was crowned as this year's Israel's Queen of Beauty 2013 held last February 27 at the Haifa Convention Center.

During the final question round of the pageant, Titi's remarkable response
“It’s important to have a first (beauty) queen from the Ethiopian community. Israel has many ethnic groups and many colors, and it’s important to show it to the world”
made her to bagged the crown.

Another witty answer Anyaw responded to the judges is when she was asked which historical character had influenced her the most, she replied Martin Luther King:
“He fought for justice and equality, and that’s one of the reasons I’m here – to show that there are also good things in my community, which are not presented in the media.

I see it as a mission to represent Israel’s different colors. There are not enough dark-skinned models in Israel.

I hope to become a successful model thanks to the contest and create a change in the perception of dark-skinned models. I would be happy to be the first Ethiopian television host, an Israeli Tyra Banks.”

Named with a meaning "a look to the future", Yityish currently works as an officer in the IDF and now runs a fashion store. She moved and lived to Israel at the age of 12. Now, she will have the responsibility to represent Israel in Miss World 2013 on September 20 at the Sentul International Convention Center, Bogor in West Java in Indonesia.

Miss Israel's Maiden of Beauty 2013 winner Bar Hefer

Meanwhile at the same event, 18 year old Bar Hefer was crowned Israel's Maiden of Beauty 2013. She will compete in Miss Universe 2013 later this year.

Finished as Miss Israel's 2nd run-up was Sabina Yosifov.

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