Miss Belgium

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Miss Belgium
Formation 1929
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Brussels
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Europe
Official language
Darline Devos
Website www.missbelgie.be

Miss Belgium (Dutch: Miss België, French: Miss Belgique, German: Miss Belgien) is the largest national beauty pageant in Belgium, responsible for selecting the country's representatives to Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International pageants. The pageant was first conducted in 1929. Since 1969 the winner represents Belgium in the international pageants Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International. Early 2010, Miss Belgium sent representative for Miss Universe and Miss World pageant. In 2015 the winner of Miss Belgium competes at the Miss Universe, while runner-up compete at the Miss World pageant.


     (Semifinalist at Miss Universe, Miss World or Miss International)
Community/region:      (Capital),      (Flanders),      (Wallonia)
Annelies Törös, Miss Belgium 2015
Cilou Annys, Miss Belgium 2010
Zeynep Sever, Miss Belgium 2009
Véronique De Kock, Miss Belgium 1995
Year Miss Belgium Province Notes
1969 Maud Alin Hainaut WINNER "Friendship Award" at Miss World
1970 Francine Martin Liège
1971 Martine De Hert Antwerp
1972 Anne-Marie Roger Brussels Semi-finalist and WINNER "Miss Photogenic Award" at Miss Universe
1973 Christiane De Visch Antwerp 3rd Runner-up at Miss Europe
1974 Anne-Marie Sikorski Liège
1975 Christine Delmelle Liège
1976 Yvette Aelbrecht Brussels
1977 Claudine Vasseur Brussels
1978 Maggy Moreau Brussels
1979 Christine Cailliau Brussels 1st Runner-up at Miss Europe 1980
1980 Brigitte Billen Limburg
1981 Dominique Van Eeckhoudt Brussels Semi-finalist at Miss World and Miss International, 4th Runner-up at Miss Universe
1982 Marie-Pierre Lemaître Brussels
1983 Francoise Bostoen West Flanders Semi-finalist at Miss World, 3rd Runner-up at Miss Europe 1984
1984 Brigitte Muyshondt Antwerp 2nd Runner-up at Miss International 1978
1985 An Van Den Broeck Antwerp
1986 Goedele Liekens Flemish Brabant
1987 Lynn Wesenbeek Antwerp
1988 Daisy Van Cauwenbergh Antwerp
1989 Anne De Baetzelier Flemish Brabant
1990 Katia Alens Antwerp Semi-finalist at Miss International
1991 Anke Vandermeersch Antwerp Top 6 at Miss Universe 1992
1992 Sandra Joine Antwerp
1993 Stephanie Meire West Flanders
1994 Ilse De Meulemeester Flemish Brabant Semi-finalist at Miss World
1995 Véronique De Kock Antwerp
1996 Laurence Borremans Walloon Brabant Semi-finalist at Miss World 1996
1997 Sandrine Corman Liège
1998 Tanja Dexters Antwerp
1999 Brigitta Callens East Flanders
2000 Joke van de Velde East Flanders
2001 Dina Tersago Antwerp
2002 Ann Van Elsen Antwerp
2003 Julie Taton Namur
2004 Ellen Petri Antwerp WINNER "Designer Dress Award" at Miss World
2005 Tatiana Silva Brussels
2006 Virginie Claes Limburg
2007 Annelien Coorevits West Flanders
2008 Alizée Poulicek Liège
2009 Zeynep Sever Brussels Top 15 at Miss Universe 2009
2010 Cilou Annys West Flanders Top 15 at Miss Universe 2010
2011 Justine De Jonckheere West Flanders
2012 Laura Beyne Brussels
2013 Noémie Happart Liège Top 20 at Miss World 2013
2014 Laurence Langen Limburg
2015 Annelies Törös[1] Antwerp TBA

2008 controversy[edit]

Alizée Poulicek, Miss Belgium 2008

The election of Alizee Poulicek, a native speaker of French and Czech, has even been linked to the 2007 Belgian government formation. The reason is that, during the traditional language test, she failed to speak or understand Dutch. The audience even booed her for this.[2] The behaviour of the audience was noted across Europe,[3][4] and the Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws sarcastically put the headline "Miss Belgium doesn't speak Dutch. Our country is in a deep crisis".


  1. ^ "Miss Belgium 2015 winner is Annelies Toros". www.angelopedia.com. Angelopedia. 11 January 2015. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ I språkligt blåsväder | Nyheter | Aftonbladet
  4. ^ "Miss Belgium fails her first test". BBC News. 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 

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