Sweden at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Sweden's 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]

Sweden has won six victories:

  • Three — Miss Universe crowns (1955 • 1966 • 1984)
  • Three — Miss World crowns (1951 • 1952 • 1977)

Sweden's Big Four Titleholders[edit]

Sweden 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 Finalist, Semi-finalists or Quarter-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 x ↑ No Pageant Held Gabriella Lomm Mann
2019 Lina Ljungberg Daniella Lundqvist Paulina Kiełczewska x
2018 Emma Strandberg x Izabell Hahn Yasmine Mîndru
2017 Frida Fornander Hanna-Louise Haag
Top 40
Lina Ljungberg Camilla Fogestedt
2016 Ida Ovmar Emma Strandberg Maria Taipaleenmäki Cloie Skarne
Top 8
2015 Paulina Brodd Natalia Fogelund x Maria Taipaleenmäki
2014 Camilla Hansson Olivia Asplund
Top 25
Moa Sandberg Frida Fornander
2013 Alexandra Friberg Agneta Myhrman Eleonore Lilja Denice Andrée
2012 Hanni Beronius Sanna Jinnedal
Top 30
Katarina Konow Camilla Hansson
2011 Ronnia Fornstedt Nicoline Artursson
Top 15
Denice Andrée
Top 15
Renate Cerljen
Top 16
2010 Michaela Savić Daniela Karlsson Cecilia Ragnarsson x
2009 Renate Cerljen
Top 15
Erica Harrison x Giulia Olsson
2008 x Jennifer Palm Lundberg Jenny Jansson Fanny Blomé
2007 x Annie Oliv
Top 5
x Ivana Gagula
Top 16
2006 Josephine Alhanko
Top 20
Cathrin Skoog x Cecilia Kristensen
2005 x Liza Berggren Cecilia Kristensen Therese Denitton
2004 Katarina Wigander Helena Hjertonsson x Sara Lundemo
2003 Helena Stenbäck Ida Söfringsgärd x Caroline Sonath
2002 Malou Hansson Sofia Hedmark Emelie Lundqvist ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Sweden sent its first delegate in 2003.)
2001 Malin Olsson Camilla Bäck Sara Cameron
2000 Valerie Aflalo Ida Manneh Gabrielle Heinerborg
Top 15
1999 Emma-Helena Nilsson Louise Torsvik x
1998 Jessica Olérs Jessica Almenäs x
1997 Victoria Lagerström
Top 10
Sofia Joelsson x
1996 Annika Duckmark
Top 10
Åsa Johansson x
1995 Petra Hultgren Jeanette Hassel x
1994 Domenique Forsberg
Top 10
Sofia Andersson Mirja Haglöf
Top 15
1993 Johanna Lind Victoria Silvstedt
Top 10
Anna Hofvenstam
1992 Monica Brodd
Top 10
Ulrika Johansson Camilla Unsgaard
1991 Susanna Gustafsson Catrin Olsson Charlotte Wallden
1990 Linda Isacsson Daniela Almén Monika Andersson
Top 15
1989 Louise Drevenstam
1st Runner-Up
Lena Berglind Isabelle Soelmann
1988 Annika Davidsson Cecilia Hörberg
Top 10
Ulrika Westerberg
1987 Suzanne Thörngren
Top 10
Charlotta Trydell x
1986 Anna Rahmberg Marita Ulvan Susanna Lundmark
Top 15
1985 Carina Marklund Anne Christophersen
Top 15
x
1984 Yvonne Ryding
WINNER
Madeleine Gunnarsson Gunilla Kohlström
2nd Runner-Up
1983 Viveka Ljung Liza Törnqvist x
1982 Anna Bergström Anne Sjöberg Camilla Engström
1981 Eva-Lena Lundgren
2nd Runner-Up
Carita Gustafsson Anna Lindgow
Top 15
1980 Eva Andersson
4th Runner-Up
Monika Jenemark
Top 15
Raili Ranta
1979 Anette Ekström
4th Runner-Up
Ing-Marie Säveby Anna Bratt
1978 Cécilia Rodhe
4th Runner-Up
Ossie Carlsson
1st Runner-Up
Birgitta Eriksson
1977 Birgitta Lindvall Mary Stävin
WINNER
Lena Jernberg
1976 Caroline Westerberg Anne-Christine Gernandt Marie Borhäll
Top 15
1975 Catharina Sjödahl
3rd Runner-Up
Agneta Magnusson Kicki Olsson
Top 15
1974 Eva Römpke Jill Lindquist
Top 7
Monica Söderqvist
Top 15
1973 Monica Sundin Mercy Nilsson Suzanna Andersson
1972 Britt-Marie Johansson Rita Berntsson Eva Andersson
1971 Vivian Öihanen Simonetta Köhl
Top 15
Maud Andersson
1970 Britt-Inger Johansson
Top 15
Marjorie Johansson
3rd Runner-Up
Rita Berntsson
1969 Birgitta Lindloff
Top 15
Ing-Marie Ahlin Bodil Jensen
1968 Anne-Marie Hellqvist
Top 15
Gunilla Friden
Top 15
Annika Hemminge
1st Runner-Up
1967 Eva-Lisa Svensson
Top 15
Eva Englander
Top 15
Gun Sundberg
Top 15
1966 Margareta Arvidsson
WINNER
Gun-Inger Andersson ↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Ingrid Norrman
3rd Runner-Up
Britt-Marie Lindberg
Top 16
Agneta Holst
1964 Siv Åberg
4th Runner-Up
Agneta Malmberg Birgitta Alverljung
Top 15
1963 Kicki Jonsson Grete Qviberg
4th Runner-Up
Riina Krusvik
Top 15
1962 Monica Rågby Margreth Melin Karin Hyldegaard-Jensen
1961 Gunilla Knutsson
Top 15
Inger Lundquist Elisabeth Oden
1960 Birgitta Öfling Barbro Olsson Gunilla Elm
1959 Marie Louise Ekström
Top 15
Carola Håkansson ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan)
1958 Birgitta Gårdman
Top 15
Margareta Wågström
3rd Runner-Up
1957 Inger Jonsson
Top 15
Ulla Edin
1956 Ingrid Goude
2nd Runner-Up
Eva Bränn
5th Runner-Up
1955 Hillevi Rombin
WINNER
Anita Åstrand
4th Runner-Up
1954 Ragnild Olausson
4th Runner-Up
Margareta Westling
1953 Ulla Sandklef Ingrid Johansson
1952 Anne Marie Thistler
Top 10
May-Louise Flodin
WINNER
1951 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States)
Kiki Håkansson
WINNER
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in London, United Kingdom)


Name of Pageant Placements Best Result
Miss Universe 29 Winner Star*.svg (1955 • 1966 • 1984)
Miss World 23 Winner Star*.svg (1951 • 1952 • 1977)
Miss International 14 1st Runner-Up (1968)
Miss Earth 3 Top 8 (2016)
Total 69 6 Winners

References[edit]

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  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.
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  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.
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  16. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.


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