Miss Sweden

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Miss Sweden
Formation 1950
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Stockholm
Location
Membership
Miss World
Official language
Swedish
Website Official website
This is about a beauty pageant. For the 2004 film see Miss Sweden (film).
Annika Duckmark, Fröken Sverige 1996, during a television ceremony in 2009

Miss Sweden (in Swedish: Fröken Sverige), is the title of the Swedish beauty pageant, which ran from 1949 to 2003, by the female magazine VeckoRevyn and production company Strix in partnership with MTG. The competition qualified delegates to the global contests Miss Universe and first runner ups to Miss World. As the competition stopped running, it was replaced by separate pageants with various franchises.

Pageant history[edit]

The pageant has a long tradition of sending the national delegates to vacation abroad, for photos in swimsuits and evening gowns to viewers, such as Dubai (1996), Canary Islands (1997) and Barbados (2002).

Founded by Bonnier Media Group in 1948 and franchise has been in hand from 1949 until 1999 by the magazine VeckoRevyn, from 2000 to 2004 by the production company Strix. The first pageant was held in 1949 and was won by Kerstin Ringberg. This pageant has introduced models and actresses such as Anita Ekberg, Mary Stävin, Lena Olin, Jessica Folcker and Victoria Silvstedt. Many of the contestants have found notable careers in television and film, locally and in Hollywood with numerous of contracts with Universal Pictures. Some of them remain missing their maiden names.

Titleholders[edit]


Franchise holder between 1949-2000: VeckoRevyn

Year Fröken Sverige Origin Placement at Miss Universe
1952 Anne Marie Thistler Stockholm Top 10
1953 Ulla Sandkler Gothenburg
1954 Ragnild Olausson Alingsås Top 15
1955 Hillevi Rombin Alfta MISS UNIVERSE 1955
1956 Ingrid Goude Sandviken Top 15
1957 Ingrid Margareta Jonsson Gothenburg Top 15
1958 Birgitta Elisabeth Gårdman Stockholm Top 15
1959 Marie Louise Ekström Sundsvall Top 15
1960 Birgitta Öfling Uppsala Top 15
1961 Gunilla Knutsson Ystad
1962 Monica Rågby Gothenburg 3rd Runner-up
1963 Kicki Margareta Jonsson Stockholm Top 15
1964 Siv Märta Åberg Gävle 4th Runner Up
1965 Ingrid Norman Tranås
1966 Margareta Arvidsson Vänersborg 4th Runner-Up
1967 Eva-Lisa Svensson Gothenburg Top 15

Franchise holder between 2001-2004: Strix Productions and Moore! Magazine

Delegates living abroad[edit]

Pageant Delegate Location Career
1952 Anne Marie Thistler Mexico Actress
1956 Ingrid Goude USA Actress
1961 Gunilla Knutsson USA Actress, model
1970 Kristina Wayborn USA/UK Actress
1978 Cecilia Rodhe USA Sculptor
1989 Louise Drevenstam USA Vice President of Camuto Group

Format[edit]

Edition Year Presenter Version Winner Represented Venue Voting Delegates Franchise Broadcast
44th 1992 Adam Alsing Dubai Monica Brodd Uppland vapen.svg Uppland Grand Hôtel Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
45th 1993 Yvonne Ryding Dubai Johanna Lind Östergötlands läns vapen.png Östergötland Grand Hôtel Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
46th 1994 Yvonne Ryding Dubai Domenique Forsberg Lappland vapen.svg Lappland Grand Hôtel Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
47th 1995 Martin Timell Dubai Petra Hultgren Stockholm län vapen.svg Stockholm TV4 Television Centre Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
48th 1996 Martin Timell Canary Islands Annika Duckmark Västergötland vapen.svg Västergötland Berns Entertainment Centre Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
49th 1997 Agneta Sjödin Canary Islands Victoria Lagerström Stockholm län vapen.svg Stockholm Berns Entertainment Centre Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
50th 1998 Agneta Sjödin Canary Islands Jessica Olérs Dalarna vapen.svg Dalarna Berns Entertainment Centre Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
51st 1999 Sofia Wistam Canary Islands Emma-Helena Nilsson Jämtland vapen.svg Jämtland Circus Theatre Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
52nd 2000 Sofia Wistam Canary Islands Valerie Aflalo Malmö fulla vapen.svg Malmö Circus Theatre Hot Picks & Televoting 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
53rd 2001 Lydia Cappolicchio Barbados Malin Olsson Dalarna vapen.svg Dalarna Grand Hôtel SMS & Televoting 28 Strix TV3/MTG
54th 2002 Ulrika Jonsson Barbados Malou Hansson Uppland vapen.svg Uppland Grand Hôtel SMS & Televoting 28 Strix TV3/MTG
55th 2003 Fredrik Birging Barbados Helena Stenbäck Norrbotten vapen.svg Norrbotten Grand Hôtel SMS & Televoting 28 Strix TV3/MTG

The year of 1992 was the first time the pageant was broadcast. The promoters were a commercial channel alongside a magazine released for females. The readers picked their favourites and the winner was chosen among a panel of judges. The Miss Universe pageant was shown on Swedish television for the first time ever a few months later.

In the year of 2001, winners were picked via a telephone poll. There was still an acting jury, giving suggestions over whom they might believe be potential for the Miss Universe pageant.

Last winner was crowned in early 2004, winner was Katarina Wigander and crowned by Moore! Magazine.

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