Ina Dajci biography: 13 things about Miss Universe Albania 2021


Ina Dajci is an Albanian architect, innovator, artist, model and beauty queen from Albania. An advocate for energy-efficient design, recycling methods and design through ecologically sustainable means, she runs Designing Good, a nonprofit foundation that promotes humanitarian, environmental and social design.

Hailing from Tirana, Albania, Dajci has worked on projects in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. She speaks six languages.
  2. In 2012, she left Tirana to study in the United States.
  3. From 2015 to 2019, she attended The City College of New York (CCNY) in New York City, New York, USA where she earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture with a minor in art history.
  4. From January 2017 to May 2018, she was an undergraduate teaching assistant at the CCNY. From January 2017 to May 2019, she was a research assistant at the CCNY’s Advanced Science Research Center.
  5. From May 2018 to May 2019, she worked as an art director for Fadil Berisha Studio in New York.
  6. From June 2018 to July 2018, she was a summer intern at Fundacio Enric Miralles in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
  7. From July 2018 to June 2020, she was a junior architect at Alberto Foyo Architect in new York.
  8. From January 2019 to May 2019, she was a research assistant at the CCNY’s Spitzer School of Architecture.
  9. From July 2020 to January 2021, she was an intern at Assembly OSM in New York.
  10. In March 2021, she joined CTA Architects P.C. in New York City as an architectural designer.
  11. On July 9, 2021, she was crowned Miss Universe Albania 2021 in Tirana, Albania.
  12. She was 27 years old when she was crowned Miss Universe Albania 2021.
  13. On December 12, 2021, she represented Albania at Miss Universe 2021 and competed against 79 other candidates in Eilat, Israel. The dress she wore during the competition was 100 percent sustainable. She was unplaced.

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