For the first time in an international pageant, two sisters representing Albania and Kosovo will vie for the crown of Miss Intercontinental which is being held in the country.
The twin sisters are Miss Albania Arvanita Peci and Miss Kosovo Arjanita Peci. They explained how they represented two different nations in the 47th Miss Intercontinental beauty pageant which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on January 26.
In her short introduction, Arvanita said: “My name is Arvanita and I am 20 years old. I was born in Kosovo and now I am living in Germany. Currently, I work as a banker. On my day off, I like to dance and to swim. Besides, I also love to travel and to see other places of the world;
“My brother was the person who registered me for the first Miss election, so everything started in my home city. Now it is a great honor for me to represent my country Albania at Miss Intercontinental because I am very proud to be an Albanian.”
“Moreover, it is very special for me because my twin sister is also one of the contestants. She will represent Kosovo. So I am really happy and excited to meet all the beautiful girls and to make such an amazing experience in my life,” Arvanita said.
On the other hand, Arjanita said: “My name is Arjanita Peci and I am 20 years old. I was born 1998 in Kosovo. In this year my family have to leave our country because of the war. At that time I was only one month old. It was a hard year for my family because we had to start from zero. Today we are living in Germany. I am working as a judicial clerk. I help people to fight for their rights. In my free time, I like to read and to dance. Furthermore, I love to travel and to discover new cultures and countries. I am very happy and proud to be Miss Intercontinental Kosovo and to represent my country in Manila.”
“It’s very special for me because my twin sister will also take part at Miss Intercontinental. She is Miss Intercontinental Albania. Everything started when my Brother registered me and my twin sister Arvanita at the first miss election in our home city. Now we are very happy for his great idea and so we look forward to what is coming,” Arjanita said.
More than 85 international contestants are competing in the Miss Intercontinental beauty pageant this year. During the press presentation held at Sofitel Thursday, Miss Philippines Karen Gallman won two special awards: Media’s Choice and Standout Beauty from H&H which was presented by its owner former Mr. Gay World Philippines Wilbert Tolentino.