Miss Norway

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Miss Norway
Formation 1950 (Frøken Norge)
2012 (Miss Universe Norway)
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Oslo
Location  Norway
Membership Miss Universe
Miss Supranational
Official language
Norwegian
Website Miss Universe Norway Website

Miss Norway or Frøken Norge or now Miss Universe Norway is the name used to identify Norway's representatives to the Miss Universe pageant.

History[edit]

Miss Norway was held for first time in 1950 by Dagbladet Magazine until 1980. Since 1981, the pageant was run by Miss Norway Models Agency Inc. until 1985 and then continued by Frøken Norge Corporation in 1986 - 1999. In 2000 - 2010, the pageant was sponsored by TV2 Network.

Traditionally, the winner will get a chance to compete at Miss Universe pageant. Meanwhile the runner-ups will compete at Miss World, Miss International and Miss Europe. Sometimes the winner will be able to compete at the other pageants.

In May 2012, a new concept called "Miss Universe Norway" was established by the company "Motivaction AS" after the application for the license for Miss Universe in Norway was approved. The same year, the "Miss World Norway" competition was created by organizers who took over the Miss World license after "Frøken Norge" shut down after 25 years of business.[1]

From 1985 to 2011, "Frøken Norge" (registered trademark) with supervisor Geir Hamnes, sent candidates to Miss World and Miss Universe. From 1983 to 2008, "Miss Norway" (registered trademark) run by Geir Killingland, sent representatives to other beauty pageants such as Miss International, Miss Earth and others. After mr. Killingland died in 2009, his friends and family recovered "Miss Norway" in 2010, as a tribute to Killingland, and sent representatives to Miss Earth and Miss International that year.

Titleholders[edit]

The winner of Frøken Norge or now called as Miss Universe Norway represents her country at Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age), a runner-up is sent. The candidate will be appointing if the national contest did not held in that year. Frøken Norge or Miss Universe Norway did not held in 1951, 1967-1968, 1974-1975 and 2011.

Year Miss Norway Hometown Notes
1950 Aud Grenes Run by Dagbladet Magazine
1952 Eva Røine
1953 Synnøve Gulbrandsen
1954 Mona Stornes
1955 Solveig Borstad
1958 Greta Andersen
1959 Jorunn Kristjansen
1960 Lise Hammer Did not compete at Miss Universe 1960
1961 Åse Marie Schmedling Did not compete at Miss Universe 1961
1962 Beate Brevik Johansen Did not compete at Miss Universe 1962
1963 Eva Carlberg
1964 Jorunn Nystedt
1965 Britt Aaberg
1966 Siri Gro Nilsen
1969 Patricia Walker
1970 Vibeke Steineger
1971 Ruby Reitan
1972 Liv Hanche Olsen
1973 Aina Walle
1976 Bente Lihaug
1977 Åshild Ottesen
1978 Jeanette Aarum
1979 Unni Margrethe Øglænd
1980 Maiken Nielsen Oslo Run by Miss Norway Models Agency Inc.
1981 Anita Nesbø Kolbotn Did not compete at Miss Universe 1981
1982 Jeanette Krefting Oslo
1983 Karen Elisabeth Dobloug Hamar
1984 Ingrid Marie Martens Bærum
1985 Karen Margrethe Moe Kristiansand
1986 Inger Louise Berg Brøttum Run by Frøken Norge Corporation
1987 Mette Veiseth Bangsund Did not compete at Miss Universe 1987
1988 Bente Brunland Lillehammer
1989 Lene Ørnhoft Lørenskog
1990 Mona Grudt Stjørdal Miss Universe 1990
1991 Lene Maria Pedersen Andørja
1992 Anne Sofie Galåen Moelv
1993 Ine Beate Strand Sætre
1994 Caroline Sætre Sykkylven
1995 Lena Sandvik Moss
1996 Inger Lise Ebeltoft Troms
1997 Stine Bergsvand Stathelle
1998 Henriette Dankertsen Oslo Did not compete at Miss Universe 1998
1999 Anette Haukass Oslo Did not compete at Miss Universe 1999
2000 Tonje Kristin Wøllo Drammen Run by TV2 Network
2001 Linda Marshall Drammen
2002 Kathrine Sørland Stavanger Competed in Miss Universe 2004
2003 Hanne-Karine Sørby Porsgrunn
2004 Hege Tørresdal Aksdal Did not compete at Miss Universe 2004
2005 Helene Tråsavik Egersund
2006 Tonje Elise Skjærvik Åfjord Did not compete at Miss Universe 2006
2007 Lisa-Mari Moen Jünge Molde Did not compete at Miss Universe 2007
2008 Lene Egeli Stavanger Did not compete at Miss Universe 2008
2009 Eli Landa Stavanger
2010 Melinda Elvenes Larvik
2012 Sara Nicole Andersen Oslo Run by Miss Universe Norway
2013 Mari Chauhan Hamar Part Indian descent
2014 Elise Dalby Hamar

Miss Norway at International pageants[edit]

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss Norway represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age), a runner-up is sent. Norway sent its first Miss Universe representative to the first Miss Universe pageant in 1952. Norway has won Miss Universe once: Mona Grudt in 1990.

Year Miss Norway Placement Special awards Notes
United States 1952 Eva Røine Unplaced
United States 1953 Synnøve Gulbrandsen Top 16
United States 1954 Mona Stornes Top 16
United States 1955 Solveig Borstad Top 15
United States 1958 Greta Andersen Unplaced
United States 1959 Jorunn Kristjansen 1st Runner-up
United States 1960 Ragnhild Aas Top 15 Appointed from 1st Runner-up
United States 1961 Rigmor Trengereid Unplaced Appointed from 1st Runner-up
United States 1962 Julie Ege Unplaced Appointed from 1st Runner-up
United States 1963 Eva Carlberg Unplaced
United States 1964 Jorunn Nystedt Top 10
United States 1965 Britt Aaberg Unplaced
United States 1966 Siri Gro Nilsen Top 15
United States 1967 Gro Goksør Unplaced
United States 1968 Tone Knaran Top 15
United States 1969 Patricia Walker Top 15
United States 1970 Vibeke Steineger Unplaced
United States 1971 Ruby Reitan Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Liv Hanche Olsen Unplaced
Greece 1973 Aina Walle 2nd Runner-up
Hong Kong 1976 Bente Lihaug Top 12
Dominican Republic 1977 Åshild Ottesen Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Jeanette Aarum Unplaced
Australia 1979 Unni Margrethe Øglænd Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Maiken Nielsen Unplaced
United States 1981 Mona Olsen Top 12 Appointed from 1st Runner-up
Peru 1982 Jeanette Krefting Unplaced
United States 1983 Karen Elisabeth Dobloug Top 12
United States 1984 Ingrid Marie Martens Unplaced
United States 1985 Karen Margrethe Moe Unplaced
Panama 1986 Tone Henriksen Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Mariann Leines Unplaced Appointed from 1st Runner-up
Taiwan 1988 Bente Brunland Top 10
Mexico 1989 Lene Ornhoft Unplaced
United States 1990 Mona Grudt Miss Universe 1990
United States 1991 Lene Maria Pedersen Unplaced
Thailand 1992 Anne Sofie Galåen Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Ine Beate Strand Unplaced Best National Costume
Philippines 1994 Caroline Sætre Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Lena Sandvik Unplaced
United States 1996 Inger Lise Ebeltoft Unplaced
United States 1998 Stine Bergsvand Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Tonje Kristin Wøllo Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Linda Marshall Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Hege Hatlo Unplaced Appointed from 1st Runner-up
Panama 2003 Hanne-Karine Sørby Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Kathrine Sørland Top 15
Thailand 2005 Helene Tråsavik Top 15
United States 2006 Martine Jonassen Unplaced Appointed from 1st Runner-up
Mexico 2007 Kirby Ann Basken Unplaced Appointed from 1st Runner-up
Vietnam 2008 Mariann Birkedal Unplaced Appointed from 1st Runner-up
The Bahamas 2009 Eli Landa Unplaced
United States 2010 Melinda Elvenes Unplaced
United States 2012 Sara Nicole Andersen Unplaced
Russia 2013 Mari Chauhan Unplaced
2014 Elise Dalby TBD TBD TBD

Representatives at Miss Supranational[edit]

Miss Norway sent its first Miss Supranational representative to Miss Supranational 2012. Starting in 2013, the second title of Miss Norway or Miss Universe Norway will be competing at Miss Supranational pageant.

Year Miss Supranational Norway Placement Special awards
Poland 2012 Marie Selvik Unplaced
Belarus 2013 Marie Virgenia Cecilie Molo Peter Unplaced
Poland 2014 TBD TBD TBD

Former titles[edit]

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

The 1st Runner-up or sometimes Winner of Miss Norway represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age), another girl is sent. Norway sent its first Miss World representative to the third Miss World pageant in 1953. Norway has never won Miss World. Its best placement belongs to Ingeborg Sørensen, 1st runner-up to Miss World 1972. Since 2011, Miss World Norway winner will compete at Miss World.

Year Miss World Norway Placement Special awards
United Kingdom 1953 Solveig Gulbrandsen Unplaced
United Kingdom 1958 Åse Gjeldvik Top 10
United Kingdom 1959 Berit Grundvig Unplaced
United Kingdom 1960 Grete Solhøi Top 15
United Kingdom 1966 Birgit Andersen 5th Runner-up
United Kingdom 1967 Vigdis Sollie Unplaced
United Kingdom 1968 Hedda Lien Unplaced
United Kingdom 1969 Kjersti Jortun 6th Runner-up
United Kingdom 1970 Aud Fosse Unplaced
United Kingdom 1971 Kate Starvik Unplaced
United Kingdom 1972 Ingeborg Sørensen 1st Runner-up
United Kingdom 1973 Wenche Steen Unplaced
United Kingdom 1974 Torill Larsen Top 15
United Kingdom 1975 Sissel Gulbrandsen Unplaced
United Kingdom 1976 Nina Kristin Rønneberg Unplaced
United Kingdom 1977 Åshild Ottesen Unplaced
United Kingdom 1978 Elisabeth Klæboe Unplaced
United Kingdom 1979 Jeanette Aarum Unplaced
United Kingdom 1980 Maiken Nielsen Unplaced
United Kingdom 1981 Anita Nyboe Unplaced
United Kingdom 1982 Jeanette Krefting Unplaced
United Kingdom 1983 Karen Elisabeth Dobloug Unplaced
United Kingdom 1984 Ingrid Marie Martens Unplaced
United Kingdom 1985 Karen Margrethe Moe Unplaced
United Kingdom 1986 Inger Louise Berg Unplaced
United Kingdom 1987 Mette Veiseth Unplaced
United Kingdom 1988 Rita Paulsen Top 10
Hong Kong 1989 Bente Brunland Unplaced
United Kingdom 1990 Ingeborg Kolseth Unplaced
United States 1991 Anne-Britt Rovik Unplaced
South Africa 1992 Kjersti Brakestad Unplaced
South Africa 1993 Rita Omvik Unplaced
South Africa 1994 Anne Lena Hansen Unplaced
South Africa 1995 Inger Lise Ebeltoft Unplaced
India 1996 Eva Sjøholt Unplaced
Seychelles 1997 Charlotte Høiåsen Unplaced
Seychelles 1998 Henriette Dankertsen Unplaced
United Kingdom 1999 Anette Haukaas Top 10
United Kingdom 2000 Stine Pedersen Unplaced
South Africa 2001 Malin Johansen Unplaced
United Kingdom 2002 Kathrine Sørland 3rd Runner-up
China 2003 Elisabeth Wathne Top 20
China 2004 Hege Tørresdal Unplaced
China 2005 Helene Tråsavik Unplaced
Poland 2006 Tonje Elise Skjærvik Unplaced
China 2007 Lisa-Mari Moen Jünge Unplaced
South Africa 2008 Lene Egeli Unplaced
South Africa 2009 Sara Skjoldnes Unplaced
China 2010 Mariann Birkedal Top 7 Top Model

Notes

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

The 2nd Runner-up or sometimes Winner of Miss Norway represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. Norway sent its first Miss International representative to the first Miss International pageant in 1960. Norway has won Miss International twice: Catherine Alexandra Gude in 1988 and Anne Lena Hansen in 1995. Since 2010, Norway did not compete at Miss International.

Year Miss International Norway Placement Special awards
United States 1960 Lise Hammer Unplaced
United States 1961 Åse Marie Schmedling Top 15
United States 1962 Beate Brevik Johansen Unplaced
United States 1963 Martha Tunge Unplaced
United States 1964 Inger Sande Unplaced
United States 1965 Aud Jansen Unplaced
Japan 1968 Hedda Lie Unplaced
Japan 1969 Ingeborg Sørensen Top 15
Japan 1970 Tone Knaran Top 15
United States 1971 May Lindstad Top 15
Japan 1972 Vigdis Thire Unplaced
Japan 1973 Anne Katrine Ramstad Unplaced
Japan 1977 Bente Lihaug Unplaced
Japan 1978 Jeanette Aarum 1st Runner-up
Japan 1979 Unni Margrethe Øglænd Unplaced
Japan 1980 Heidi Louise Oiseth Unplaced
Japan 1981 Helen Holager Unplaced
Japan 1982 Jeanette Roger Blixt Unplaced
Japan 1983 Christine Zeiner Unplaced
Japan 1984 Monika Lien Unplaced
Japan 1985 Torunn Forsberg Top 15
Japan 1986 Annette Bjerke Top 15
Japan 1987 Hege Elisabeth Rasmussen Unplaced
Japan 1988 Catherine Alexandra Gude Miss International 1988
Japan 1989 Heidi Olsen Unplaced
Japan 1990 Hanne Thorsdalen Top 15
Japan 1991 Hege Cathrin Baardsen Unplaced
Japan 1992 Rita Omvik Top 15
Japan 1994 Ann Wibeche Hoel Unplaced
Japan 1995 Anne Lena Hansen Miss International 1995
Japan 1996 Eva-Charlotte Stenset Top 15
Japan 1998 Bjørg Sofie Lovstad Unplaced
Japan 1999 Anette Rusten Unplaced
Japan 2000 Frida Agnethe Johnson Unplaced
Japan 2001 Siv Therese Haavik Unplaced Miss Friendship
Japan 2003 Fay Larsen Unplaced
China 2004 Stephanie Eide Furguiel Unplaced
Japan 2005 Karoline Nakken Unplaced
China 2006 Linn Andersen Unplaced
Macau 2008 Lisa-Mari Moen Jünge Unplaced
China 2009 Beatrice M. Delås Unplaced
China 2010 Marion Dyrvik Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Earth[edit]

Miss Norway sent its first Miss Earth representative to Miss Earth 2002, the second edition of the Miss Earth beauty pageant. Norway has never won Miss Earth. Its best result is Fay Larsen's Top 10 placement in 2003. Starting in 2010, the winner of Miss Norway will compete in the Miss Earth pageant. In 2012, 1st Runner-up of Miss Norway or Miss Universe Norway competed at Miss Earth. In 2013, Miss Earth Norway winner will compete at Miss Earth.

Year Miss Earth Norway Hometown Placement Special awards
Philippines 2002 Linn Olaisen Oslo Unplaced
Philippines 2003 Fay Larsen Oslo Top 16
Philippines 2004 Birgitte Korsvik Oslo Top 16
Philippines 2005 Vibeke Hansen Oslo Unplaced
Philippines 2006 Meriam Lerøy Brahimi Oslo Unplaced
Philippines 2007 Margaret Paulin Hauge Oslo Unplaced
Vietnam 2010 Iman Kerigo Kløfta Unplaced
Philippines 2011 Marion Dyrvik Trondheim Unplaced

Notes

Disqualified contestants[edit]

According to the Miss Norway regulations, candidates must not have been pictured naked in a commercial production or publication.

In 2004, contestant Aylar Lie was disqualified from the contest when it was found she had appeared in many pornographic movies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Froken Norge (Miss Norway) says goodbye after 25 years". Global Beauties. 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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