Miss Israel 2018 contestants are being unveiled!

16 Feb 2018 | Irina Silva

Miss Israel 2018 has returned this year again after a much exciting last year with its share of controversies and much more. The organizers are ready to give another year of fun pageant moments and the contestants of the Miss Israel 2018 are being unveiled.

Though there’s still time for the coronation night that will be held on 14th August 2018, the organizers have given a sneak-peak into this year’s contestant’s mini profile.

The opinion of the Israeli people is always of utmost importance to the Miss Israel organization and so every year the contestants are open to public voting. The jury marks also matter to select the final winner. Last year, the voting occurred in a batch of two, first for 4 days since the start of the contest to select the Top 4 and later for 3 days to select the final winner. The judges’ evaluation is added to the public votes.

Till now, 12 candidates have been confirmed for the title of Miss Israel 2018. Have a look at the finalists here –


Miss Israel 2018 contestants are being unveiled!


Taline Abu Hanna – 23, model and the Foreign Ministry's ambassador from Nazareth

Shiraz Khalifa – 19, female soldier from Atlit

Michal Mordov – 20, works for a credit company, from Tel Aviv

Valentina Kovalenko – 23 years of age from Rishon Letzion

Ofek Kara – 19, Female Soldier from Jerusalem

Chen Jacob - 20, a discharged soldier from Mevasseret Zion

Emma Eitan – 18, high school student in a biological track from Givatayim.

Sima Melissa – 23 years old Sima is from Rishon Letzion and works for an investment company.

Lily Leah - 18 years old Lily is from Safed before recruitment

Natalie Benyaminov – 23, makeup artist from Ramla

Nicole Reznikov - 18, a high school student from Afula

Ira Nikishin – 21, Female Soldier from Kiryat Bialik

The reigning queen Miss World Israel 2017 Rotem Rabi and Miss Universe Israel 2017 Adar Gundelsman will pass on her reign and crown their successors at the end of the coronation night.

With the selfie-controversy last year, let’s wait and see what all is in store for us this time around.