Finland at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Finland's official representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

The country has won four victories:

  • Two — Miss Universe crowns (1952 • 1975)
  • One — Miss World crown (1957)
  • One — Miss International crown (1973)

Finland's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA Anna Merimaa
TBA
TBA
2020 Viivi Altonen ↑ No Pageant Held Emilia Lepomäki
2019 Anni Harjunpää Dana Mononen Jutta Kyllönen
Top 15
x
2018 Alina Voronkova Jenny Lappalainen Eevi Ihalainen x
2017 Michaela Söderholm Adriana Gerxhalija Pihla Koivuniemi
Top 15
x
2016 Shirly Karvinen Heta Sallinen Emilia Seppänen
Top 15
x
2015 Rosa-Maria Ryyti Carola Miller Saara Ahlberg x
2014 Bea Toivonen Krista Haapalainen
Top 25
Milla Romppanen
4th Runner-Up
x
2013 Lotta Hintsa Maija Kerisalmi Helianna Ylimaula x
2012 Sara Chafak Sabina Särkkä Viivi Suominen
1st Runner-Up
Kristiina Airi
2011 Pia Pakarinen Sara Sieppi Niina Lavonen x
2010 Viivi Pumpanen Anne Nurminen Susanna Turja x
2009 Essi Pöysti Sanna Kankaanpää Linda Wikstedt
Top 15
x
2008 Satu Tuomisto Linda Wikstedt Janna Taanila Minna Nikkilä
2007 Noora Hautakangas Linnea Aaltonen Joanna Väre Anna Pohtimo
2006 Ninni Laaksonen Jenniina Tuokko Karoliina Yläjoki Linnea Aaltonen
2005 Hanna Ek x Susanna Laine
2nd Runner-Up
Rita Aaltolahti
2004 Mira Salo Nina Tikanmäki Henna Ylilauri Iida Laatu
2003 Anna Strömberg Katri Hynninen Suvi Hartlin
2nd Runner-Up
Jenni Suominen
2002 Janette Broman Hanne Hynynen Katariina Kulve Elina Hurve
3rd Runner-Up
(Assumed)
2001 Heidi Willman Jenni Dahlman Hanna Pajulammi Martina Aitolehti
2000 Suvi Miinala Salima Peippo Kati Nirkko
Top 15
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines)
1999 Vanessa Forsman Maria Laamanen Saija Palin
2nd Runner-Up
1998 Jonna Kauppila Maaret Nousiainen Piia Hartikainen
Top 15
1997 Karita Tykkä Minna Lehtinen Maria Hietanen
1996 Lola Odusoga
2nd Runner-Up
Hanna Hirvonen Ulrika Wester
1995 Heli Pirhonen Terhi Koivisto x
1994 Henna Meriläinen Mia Forsell Marja Vuoristo
1993 Tarja Smura
Top 10
Janina Frostell
Top 15
Arlene Kotala
1992 Kirsi Syrjänen Petra Von Hellens
Top 15
Tiina Salmesvirta
Top 15
1991 Tanja Vienonen Nina Autio Päivi Hytinkoski
1990 Tiina Vierto Tuula Polvi
Top 5
Anu Yli-Mäenpää
Top 15
1989 Åsa Lövdahl
Top 10
Åsa Lövdahl Minna Kittilä
1988 Nina Björnström Nina Andersson Sari Pääkkönen
Top 15
1987 Outi Tanhuanpää Minna Rinnetmäki Niina Kärkkäinen
1986 Tuula Polvi
4th Runner-Up
Satu-Riitta Alaharja Maarit Salomäki
1985 Marja Kinnunen Marja Kinnunen Marjukka Tontti
Top 15
1984 Anna-Liisa Tilus Anna-Liisa Tilus
Top 15
Tiina Hyvärinen
Top 15
1983 Nina Rekola
Top 12
Marita Pekkala Niina Kesäniemi
1982 Sari Aspholm
Top 12
Sari Aspholm
1st Runner-Up
Aino Summa
Top 15
1981 Merja Varvikko Pia Nurminen Merja Varvikko
1980 Sirpa Viljamaa Ritva Tamio Paula Nieminen
1979 Päivi Uitto Tuire Pentikäinen Käte Nyberg
3rd Runner-Up
1978 Seija Paakkola Eija Laaksonen
Top 15
Hymy Suuronen
1977 Armi Aavikko Asta Seppälä
Top 15
Arja-Liisa Lehtinen
1976 Suvi Lukkarinen Merja Tammi
4th Runner-Up
Maarit Leso
1975 Anne Marie Pohtamo
WINNER
Leena Vainio
Top 15
Eeva Mannerberg
1st Runner-Up
1974 Johanna Raunio
2nd Runner-Up
Talvikki Ekman Johanna Raunio
2nd Runner-Up
1973 Raija Stark Seija Mäkinen Anneli Björkling
WINNER
1972 Maj-Len Grönholm Anneli Björkling
Top 7
Tarja Annikki Leskinen
Top 15
1971 Pirjo Laitila
2nd Runner-Up
Mirja Halme Hannele Halme
4th Runner-Up
1970 Ursula Rainio Hannele Hamara Irene Karvola
1969 Harriet Eriksson
1st Runner-Up
Päivi Raita
Top 15
Satu Östring
1st Runner-Up
1968 Leena Brusiin
2nd Runner-Up
Leena Sipilä Satu Kostiainen
1967 Ritva Lehto
3rd Runner-Up
Hedy Rännäri Terttu Ronkainen
Top 15
1966 Satu Östring
1st Runner-Up
Marita Gellman ↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Virpi Miettinen
1st Runner-Up
Raija Salminen
Top 16
Esti Östring
Top 15
1964 Sirpa Wallenius
Top 10
Maila Östring Maila Östring
4th Runner-Up
1963 Riitta Kautiainen
Top 15
Marja-Liisa Ståhlberg
2nd Runner-Up
Anneli Rantala
1962 Aulikki Järvinen
2nd Runner-Up
Kaarina Leskinen
1st Runner-Up
Eeva Malinen
Top 15
1961 Ritva Wächter Ritva Wächter
Top 15
Marja Ryönä
Top 15
1960 Maija-Leena Manninen Margaretha Schauman Marketta Nieminen
1959 x Margit Jaatinen ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan)
1958 x x
1957 x Marita Lindahl
WINNER
1956 x Sirpa Koivu
1955 Sirkku Talja Mirva Arvinen
1954 Lenita Airisto Yvonne de Bruyn
1953 Teija Sopanen Maija-Riitta Tuomaala
1952 Armi Kuusela
WINNER
Eva Hellas
3rd Runner-Up
1951 ↑ No Pageant Held (established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States) ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in London, United Kingdom. Finland send their first delegate in 1952)


Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 18 Winner Star*.svg (1952 • 1975)
Miss World 18 Winner Star*.svg (1957)
Miss International 29 Winner Star*.svg (1973)
Miss Earth 1 3rd Runner-Up (2002 Assumed)
Total 66 4 TITLES

See also[edit]

  • Miss Finland

References[edit]

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  2. Kanja, Kirstin (20 December 2019). "Beauty with a purpose: What it means to be Miss World, Miss Universe". Standard Media. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Joel, Guinto (13 March 2015). "PH Cinderellas 'duck walk' to world stage". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.


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