Netherlands at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of the Netherlands' 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 in three of the pageants:

  • One — Miss Universe crown (1989)
  • Two — Miss World crowns (1959 • 1962)
  • One — Miss International crown (1961)

Netherlands' Big Four titleholders[edit]

Netherland has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][13] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[14][15][16]

Color Key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists, Semi-finalists or Quarter-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA Dilay Willemstein
TBA
TBA TBA
2020 Denise Speelman ↑ No Pageant Held Tessa le Conge
Top 8
2019 Sharon Pieksma Brenda Muste Elize Joanne de Jong
Top 15
Nikki Prein
Top 10
2018 Rahima Ayla Dirkse Leonie Hesselink Zoë Niëwold Margaretha de Jong
Top 12
2017 Nicky Opheij Philisantha van Deuren Nathalie Mogbelzada Faith Landman
Top 8
2016 Zoey Ivory Rachelle Reijnders Melissa Scherpen Deborah van Hemert
2015 Jessie Jazz Vuijk Margot Hanekamp
Top 20
Rachel van der Meulen Leena Asarfi
2014 Yasmin Verheijen
3rd Runner-Up
Tatjana Maul
Top 25
Shauny Bult Talisa Wolters
2013 Stephanie Tency Jacqueline Steenbeek
Top 20
Nathalie den Dekker
1st Runner-Up
Wendy-Kristy Hoogerbrugge
2012 Nathalie den Dekker Nathalie den Dekker
Top 15
x Shauny Bult
2011 Kelly Weekers
Top 16
Jill de Robles Tari Herzenberg
Top 15
Jill Duijves
2010 Desirée van den Berg Desirée van den Berg
Top 25
Jorien van der Harst Desirée van den Berg
Top 14
2009 Avalon-Chanel Weyzig Avalon-Chanel Weyzig Roline Hund Sabrina Anijs
2008 Charlotte Labee Carmen Kool x Melanie de Laat
2007 x Melissa Sneekes x Milou Verhoeks
2006 x Sheryl Baas x Sabrina van der Donk
2005 Sharita Sopacua Monique Plat x Dagmar Saija
2004 Lindsay Pronk Miranda Slabber x Saadia Himi
2003 Tessa Brix Sanne de Regt x x
2002 Kim Kötter Elise Boulogne
Top 20
x x
2001 Reshma Roopram Irena Pantelic Caroline Heijboer Jamie-Lee Huisman
2000 Chantal van Roessel Raja Moussaoui x ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines)
1999 x Ilona van Veldhuisen x
1998 Jacqueline Rotteveel Nerena Ruinemans Ilona van Veldhuisen
1997 x Sonja Aldina Silva x
1996 Marja de Graaf Petra Hoost Leoni Boon
1995 Chantal van Woensel Didi Schackmann Nathalie van der Dungen
1994 Irene van der Laar Joshka Bon Sabine te Vrede
Top 15
1993 Angelique van Zalen Hilda van der Meulen Shirley Bogaard
1992 Vivian Jansen
Top 6
Gabrielle van Nimwegen Linda Grandia
1991 Paulien Huizinga
1st Runner-Up
Linda Egging Marjanne Kraaijeveld
1990 Stephanie Halenbeek Gabrielle Stap
Top 10
Esther den Otter
1989 Angela Visser
WINNER
Liesbeth Caspers Ghislaine Niëwold
Top 15
1988 Annabet Berendsen Angela Visser Ellis Adriaensen
1987 Janny Tervelde Angelique Cremers
Top 12
Angelique Cremers
1986 Caroline Veldkamp Janny Tervelde Caroline Veldkamp
Top 15
1985 Brigitte Bergman Brigitte Bergman Jacqueline Schuman
2nd Runner-Up
1984 Nancy Neede
Top 10
Nancy Neede
Top 15
Rosalie van Breemen
1983 Nancy Lalleman-Heijnis Nancy Lalleman-Heijnis Brigitte Bergman
1982 Brigitte Dierickx Irene Schell Jacqueline Schuman
1981 Ingrid Schouten
Top 12
Elena Andreou Ine Hoedemaeckers
1980 Karin Gooyer Desiree Geelen Jacqueline Boertien
1979 Eunice Bharatsingh Nanny Nielen Mary Kruyssen
1978 Karin Gustafsson
Top 12
Ans van Haaster Karin Gustafsson
1977 Ineke Berends
Top 12
Ineke Berends
1st Runner-Up
Willie Muis
1976 Nanny Nielen Stephanie Flatow
Top 7
Cornelia Kitsz
1975 Lynda Snippe Barbara Neefs Nanny Nielen
Top 15
1974 Nicoline Broeckx Gerarda Balm Nanna Beetstra
1973 Monique Borgeld Anna Maria Groot
Top 15
Yildiz de Kat
1972 Jenny Wolde Monique Borgeld Monica Strottman
1971 Laura Smid Monica Strotmann Ans Krupp
1970 Maureen Renzen Patricia Hollman Marjolein Abbing
1969 Welmoed Hollenberg Nente van der Vliet Maria Lingen
1968 Nathalie Heyl Alida Grootenboer Cecile van der Lelie
1967 Irene van Campenhout
Top 15
Monica van Beelen Sandrina van Senus
1966 Margo Domen
Top 15
Anneke Geerts ↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Anna Schuit
4th Runner-Up
Janny de Knegt Elaine Bollen
Top 15
1964 Henny Deul x Renske van den Berg
1963 Elsa Onstenk Hanny Ijsbrants Hanny Ijsbrants
1962 Marjan van der Heijden Catharina Lodders
WINNER
Catharina Lodders
3rd Runner-Up
1961 Gita Kamman Ria van Zuiden Stanny van Baer
WINNER
1960 Carina Verbeck Carina Verbeck Katinka Bleeker
1959 Peggy Erwich Corine Rottschäfer
WINNER
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan)
1958 Corine Rottschäfer
Top 16
Luciënne Struve
4th Runner-Up
1957 x Christina van Zijp
1956 Rita Schmidt Ans van Pothoven
1955 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. Netherlands send their first delegate in 1956)
Angelina Kalkhoven
1954 Conny Harteveld
1953 Yvonne Meijer
1952 Sanny Weitner
1951 Margaret van Beer
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in London, United Kingdom)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 13 Winner Star*.svg (1989)
Miss World 15 Winner Star*.svg (1959 • 1962)
Miss International 11 Winner Star*.svg (1961)
Miss Earth 5 Top 8 (2017, 2020)
Total 44 4 TITLES

References[edit]

  1. Ornos, Riza (30 September 2013). "Philippines, Brazil And Venezuela: Three Countries To Win The Big Four International Beauty Pageants". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  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. 3.0 3.1 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.
  13. Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  14. 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)
  15. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  16. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

See also[edit]

  • Miss Nederland
  • Miss World Netherlands
  • Miss International Netherlands
  • Miss Earth Netherlands


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