Lindita Idrizi, 20, is the official candidate of Albania to Miss Universe 2016. If she wins the crown, she will be the first representative from her country to do so.
The only two Miss Albania candidates to have a placement at Miss Universe are Anisa Kospiri and Angela Martini. Both reached Top 10 in 2002 and in 2010, respectively.
In an interview with Balkan Web in 2016, Idrizi said her priority is career. She revealed that she has been offered a successful career in exchange for sex but she refused.
Currently, Idrizi is studying Social Science at AAB College in Pristina, Kosovo. Prior to Miss Universe 2016, she was crowned Miss Elbasan, Miss Europe Continental and Miss Universe Albania and now, she is looking forward to be crowned by the reigning Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as her successor.
On Jan. 30, Monday, Wurtzbach will crown her successor at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. The Miss Universe 2016 coronation night will be hosted by Steve Harvey with "America's Next Top Model" judge Ashley Graham as the backstage host. The musical performers are Boys II Men and Flo Rida, who is also set to perform at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Three previous titleholders will join the judging panel during the coronation night, namely Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres from Puerto Rico, Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen from India and Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes from Angola. Joining them are theatrical, TV and film producer Francine LeFrak, Paper Magazine editorial director Mickey Boardman and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey.
On Jan. 18, Wurtzbach participated in a dinner program in Baguio City, Philippines, which was hosted by Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup. Distinguished people of the city welcomed them along with some Miss Universe 2016 candidates including Idrizi.
Have a glimpse of Idrizi's visit in Baguio here: