Miriam Jaross became the first ever Malkat MaYofi (מלכת היופי) or Miss Israel in 1950. She crowned her successor Michal Herison in 1951.
In 1952, Ora Jamili became the first ever Miss Universe Israel. In 1953, Havatzelet Drillman became the first ever Miss World Israel.
Sara Binshtok is the first woman from Israel to place in Miss Universe. Competing against 29 other candidates, she finished in the Top 15 at Miss Universe 1956 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, United States on July 20, 1956.
The 11th edition of Malkat MaYofi took place in 1960. Here are the winners:
|Malkat MaYofi 1960||Alizia Gross|
|Rina Izakov||Alizia Gross|
|Hebraized name||Rina Yitzchakov||Aliza Gur|
|national title||Malkat MaYofi 1959||Malkat MaYofi 1960|
|international title||Miss Universe Israel 1959||Miss Universe Israel 1960|
|international placement||Miss Universe 1959|
|Miss Universe 1960|