Shavit Wiesel, 20, of Kibbutz Be'eri in southern Israel was crowned Miss Israel 2010 on Monday. The Miss Junior Israel title was awarded to Bat-El Jubi; Adi Sassi was named Miss Teen Israel; and the Miss Congeniality title was given to Shel Arazi. Another runner-up was Gal Erez.
Wiesel is an Israel Defense Forces soldier serving in the Teleprocessing Branch and has had a steady boyfriend for the past five years. After her army discharge she intends on volunteering and has expressed a interest in working with children with special needs.
During the ceremony, which was held in Haifa and hosted by model and presenter Hila Nachshon, singer Harel Skaat - Israel's representative to the Eurovision song contest - and 1973 Eurovision winner Anne-Marie David performed a duet in French.
Other performance included that of singers Maya Bouskila and Moshe Peretz.
Among the judges were LaIsha women's magazine editor Miriam Nofech-Moses, model and actress Agam Rodberg, singer Amir Faye Guttman and model and presenter Ilanit Levy.
Monday's event marked the contest's 60th anniversary and allowed the audience to vote and influence the judges' choices for the first time.