Mariann Birkedal

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Mariann Birkedal
Born Mariann Birkedal
18 February 1987
Stavanger, Norway
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Title Norske Miss Universe 2008
Frøken Norge 2010
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue/Green
Frøken Norge 2008
(1st runner-up)
Miss Universe 2008
Frøken Norge 2010
Miss World 2010
(Top 7)
(Miss World Top Model)

Mariann Birkedal (born 13 march 1987) in Stavanger) is a Norwegian beauty queen who has represented Norway in Miss Universe 2008 and Miss World 2010.

Miss Universe 2008[edit]

After participating in Frøken Norge 2008 and placing first runner-up, she was selected in a separate competition to be her country's representative to the 2008 Miss Universe pageant held in Nha Trang, Vietnam on July 14, 2008.

Miss World 2010[edit]

Birkedal competed and won the 2010 Frøken Norge pageant celebrated in Noresund on June 26, gaining the right to represent Norway in Miss World 2010.

As the official representative of her country to the 2010 Miss World pageant, held in Sanya, China, she won the Miss World Top Model fast-track event on October 23, and automatically became one of the Top 25 semifinalists, the first Norwegian woman to place in Miss World since 2003.[2]

Birkedal also placed third in both Miss World Beach Beauty[3] and Miss World Sportswoman[4] fast-track events of Miss World 2010, which made her the early bookies' favourite to win the contest. In the end, she finished in the Top 7.[5]


  1. ^ "Contestant profile - Norway". Archived from the original on September 17, 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mariann ready for the Miss World finals". Verdens Gang. October 23, 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "2010 Beach Beauty Final". October 19, 2010. Archived from the original on October 22, 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Miss World Sportswoman 2010". October 22, 2010. Archived from the original on October 23, 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "American teen crowned Miss World 2010". Sydney Morning Herald. October 31, 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mexico Perla Beltrán
Miss World Top Model
Preceded by
Sara Skjoldnes
Frøken Norge for Miss World
Preceded by
Kirby Ann Basken
Frøken Norge for Miss Universe
Succeeded by
Eli Landa