Norway at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Norway'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 three victories:

  • One — Miss Universe crown (1990)
  • Two — Miss International crowns (1988 • 1995)

Norway's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Norway 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
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semi-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 Sunniva Frigstad ↑ No Pageant Held Nora Emilie Nakken
2019 Helene Abildsnes x Henriette Hauge x
2018 Susanne Guttorm Madelen Michelsen x x
2017 Kaja Kojan Celine Herregården Vilde Andresen Bø x
2016 Christina Waage x Camilla De Souza x
2015 Martine Rødseth Fay Vålbekk Cecilie Røising Britt Rekkedal
2014 Elise Dalby Monica Pedersen Thea Bull x
2013 Mari Chauhan Alexandra Backstrom x Caroline Sparboe
2012 Sara Nicole Andersen Karoline Ölsen x Nina Fjalestad
2011 x Anna Zahl x Marion Dyrvik
2010 Melinda Elvenes Mariann Birkedal
Top 7
Marion Dyrvik Iman Kerigo
2009 Eli Landa Sara Skjoldnes Beatrice M. Delås x
2008 Mariann Birkedal Lene Egeli Lisa-Mari Moen Jünge x
2007 Kirby Ann Basken Lisa-Mari Moen Jünge x Margaret Hauge
2006 Martine Jonassen Tonje Skjærvik Linn Andersen Meriam Brahimi
2005 Helene Tråsavik
Top 15
Helene Tråsavik Karoline Nakken Vibeke Hansen
2004 Kathrine Sørland
Top 15
Hege Torresdal Stephanie Furguiel Birgitte Korsvik
Top 16
2003 Hanne-Karine Sørby Elisabeth Wathne
Top 20
Fay Larsen Fay Larsen
Top 10
2002 Hege Hatlo Kathrine Sørland
Top 5
x Linn Olaisen
2001 Linda Marshall Malin Johansen Siv Haavik ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Norway send the first delegate in 2002.)
2000 Tonje Wøllo Stine Pedersen Frida Johnson
1999 x Anette Haukaas
Top 10
Anette Rusten
1998 Stine Bergsvand x Bjørg Lovstad
1997 x Charlotte Høiåsen x
1996 Inger Ebeltoft Eva Sjøholt Eva-Charlotte Stenset
Top 15
1995 Lena Sandvik Inger Ebeltoft Anne Lena Hansen
WINNER
1994 Caroline Sætre Anne Lena Hansen Ann Wibeche Hoel
1993 Ine Strand Rita Omvik x
1992 Anne Galåen Kjersti Brakestad Rita Omvik
Top 15
1991 Lene Pedersen Anne-Britt Røvik Hege Baardsen
1990 Mona Grudt
WINNER
Ingeborg Kolseth Hanne Thorsdalen
Top 15
1989 Lene Ørnhoft Bente Brunland Heidi Olsen
1988 Bente Brunland
Top 10
Rita Paulsen
Top 10
Catherine Gude
WINNER
1987 Mariann Leines Mette Veiseth Hege Rasmussen
1986 Tone Henriksen Inger Louise Berg Annette Bjerke
Top 15
1985 Karen Margrethe Moe Karen Margrethe Moe Torunn Forsberg
Top 15
1984 Ingrid Martens Ingrid Martens Monika Lien
1983 Karen Dobloug
Top 12
Karen Dobloug Christine Zeiner
1982 Jeanette Krefting Jeanette Krefting Jeanette Blixt
1981 Mona Ölsen
Top 12
Anita Nesbø Helen Holager
1980 Maiken Nielsen Maiken Nielsen Heidi Oiseth
1979 Unni Øglænd Jeannette Aarum Unni Øglænd
1978 Jeanette Aarum Elisabet Klaeboe Jeanette Aarum
1st Runner-Up
1977 Åshild Ottesen Åshild Ottesen Bente Lihaug
1976 Bente Lihaug
Top 12
Nina Rønneberg x
1975 x Sissel Gulbrandsen x
1974 x Torill Larsen
Top 15
x
1973 Aina Walle
2nd Runner-Up
Wenche Steen Anne Ramstad
1972 Liv Hanche Ölsen Ingeborg Sørensen
1st Runner-Up
Vigdis Thire
1971 Ruby Reitan Kate Stårvik May Lindstad
Top 15
1970 Vibeke Steineger Aud Fosse Tone Knaran
Top 15
1969 Patricia Walker
Top 15
Kjersti Jortun
Top 7
Ingeborg Sørensen
Top 15
1968 Tone Knaran
Top 15
Hedda Lie Hedda Lie
1967 Gro Goksør Vigdis Sollie x
1966 Siri Gro Nilsen
Top 15
Birgit Andersen
Top 7
↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Britt Aaberg x Aud Jansen
1964 Jorunn Nystedt
Top 10
x Inger Sande
1963 Eva Carlberg x Martha Tunge
1962 Julie Ege x Beate Johansen
1961 Rigmor Trengereid x Åse Schmedling
Top 15
1960 Ragnhild Aas
Top 15
Grethe Solhoy
Top 15
Lise Hammer
1959 Jorunn Kristjansen
1st Runner-Up
Berit Grundvig ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan)
1958 Greta Andersen Åse Qjeldvik
1957 x x
1956 x x
1955 Solveig Borstad
Top 15
x
1954 Mona Stornes
Top 16
x
1953 Synnøve Gulbrandsen
Top 16
Solveig Gulbrandsen
1952 Eva Røine ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in London, United Kingdom. Norway send their first delegate in 1953)
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 17 Winner Star*.svg (1990)
Miss World 10 1st Runner-up (1972)
Miss International 12 Winner Star*.svg (1988 • 1995)
Miss Earth 2 Top 10 (2003)
Total 41 3 TITLES

See also[edit]

  • Miss Norway

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. 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 December 22, 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)
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  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.



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