Catharina Svensson

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Catharina Svensson
Catharina Svensson, Miss Earth 2001.jpg
Catharina in 2015
Catharina Brink

(1982-07-24) 24 July 1982 (age 36)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlondeEUT
Eye colorBlue
Miss Earth 2001 (winner)

Catharina Brink (née Svensson) is a Danish lawyer, a professional equestrienne, model and beauty queen from Charlottenlund, Copenhagen is Miss Earth 2001 and the first ever winner of Miss Earth beauty pageant.[1]

Biography and career[edit]

Svensson was originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and carries dual citizenship (Swedish and Danish) through her parents.[2] After her Miss Earth reign, she continued her studies and eventually became a lawyer.[3][4][5] She is a practicing lawyer by profession but also had a big modelling career in Denmark.[2]

On 6 October 2007, Svensson was married to Jan Brink, an Olympian and seven-time Swedish dressage champion.[6][7] She moved to Sweden with Brink after their wedding in Trollenäs Castle. The couple met in 2005 and on New Year's eve of 2006, Brink proposed to Svensson on a skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland.[8] On March 22, 2010, Svensson gave birth to her first child, Angelina Brink.[9]

Svensson won the first Miss Earth, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness, when she was crowned on 28 October 2001.[10] At the time of her crowning, the 19-year-old Svensson was a third year law student and a part-time model.[11] It was her first time to participate in any beauty contest; she was appointed by the national pageant director of Miss Earth Denmark.[12][13][14]

In October 2005, she went back to the Philippines and served as one of the judges in the Miss Earth 2005, the fifth edition of the pageant won by Miss Venezuela, Alexandra Braun.[15]

In 2015, she was guest of honor and official judge in the final of Miss Earth 2015 in Vienna, Austria.[16]

In May 2016, she was a judge at the Face of Denmark competition together with former Miss Earth 2009, Larissa Ramos and crowning the new Miss Earth Denmark.


  1. ^ News, Copenhagen (28 October 2001). "Dansker kåret som Miss Earth (Dane named Miss Earth)". Berlingske. Retrieved 4 March 2018.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b News, Swedish Dressage (28 September 2007). "an Brink and Catharina Svensson to Be Married". Eurodressage. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. ^ Shaila (2007-02-10). "Jan Brink gifter sig med danske Catharina". Heste-Nettet. Retrieved 2015-02-09.
  4. ^ Bosson, Amelie (2007-12-01). "Brink - Bäst på häst". Sydsvenskan. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
  5. ^ Smitslaan, Jacob (October 2007). "Jan Brink and Catharina Svensson got married". Eurodressage News. Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
  6. ^ Kohler, Shaneen (2006-03-16). "Jan Brink's First Clinic in America". Dressage Daily. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  7. ^ Bosson, Amelie (2007-12-01). "Brink - Bäst på häst". Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
  8. ^ Kohler, Shaneen (2007-10-17). "Jan Brink Got Married". Dressage Daily. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
  9. ^ "Jan Brink's father (Jan Brink is vader)". 23 March 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  10. ^ Barawid, Rachel (2001-10-30). "Danish student wins 1st Miss Earth title". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  11. ^ News, Ritzau (18 November 2017). "20-årig indisk lægedatter vinder Miss World 2017 (20-year-old Indian doctors win Miss World 2017)". Dagbladet Information. Retrieved 4 March 2018.[dead link]
  12. ^ Carousel Productions (2007-09-11). "Miss Earth Past Winners". Miss Earth official website.
  13. ^ "Miss Earth Locations & Dates". Pageant Almanac. 2007-11-11.
  14. ^ "Danish law student is Miss Earth". The Filipino Reporter. 2001-11-08.
  15. ^ Yazon, Giovanni Paolo J. (2005-10-26). "Record-setting victory for Miss Venezuela". Manila Standard Today.
  16. ^ Adina, Armin (7 December 2015). "2 in a row: Angelia wins Miss Earth title for PH". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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