Miss Norway

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Miss Norway
Miss Norway 08 Lene Egeli.jpg
MottoWinning International Beauty Pageants with Norwegian Candidates
TypeBeauty pageant
Official language
Armand Bye

Miss Norway (formerly known as "Frøken Norge") is a national beauty pageant in Norway.


Miss Norway was held for first time in 1950 by Dagbladet Magazine. There were no official Froken Norge or Miss Norway titleholders from 1975-1982 during which Norwegian model agencies sent girls to international pageants. Since 1983 the pageant was run by Frøken Norge Corporation. 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 runners-up 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.

In 2017 Miss Norway selects representatives to compete in Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International.

In the 2018 Miss Norway pageant, they only sent contestants to Miss Universe and Miss World, wich were Susanne Guttorm and Madelen Michelsen.

MISS NORWAY 2018 Placement
Susanne Guttorm Miss Norway/Miss Universe Norway
Madelen Michelsen Miss World Norway
Helene Abildsnes 1st runner up
Rebecca Bjørk 2nd runner up
Nadia Helena gustavsen 3d runner up
Ina Kollset 4th runner up
Imen Myren habes Unplaced
Sandra Kumi Unplaced


Below are list of Frøken Norge or now "Miss Norway" winners who represented her country at the Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age), a runner-up is sent.[2]

Year Miss Norway County Notes
1950 Aud Grenes Oslo Run by Dagbladet Magazine
1952 Eva Røine Oslo
1953 Synnøve Gulbrandsen Oslo
1954 Mona Stornes Oslo
1955 Solveig Borstad Oslo
1957 Grete Lunder Oslo
1958 Greta Andersen Oslo
1959 Jorunn Kristjansen Oslo
1960 Ragnhild Aas Oslo
1961 Rigmor Trengereid Oslo Miss Norden 1961
1962 Beate Brevik Johansen Oslo Miss International Norway 1962
1963 Mette Stenstad Oslo Miss Europe 1963
1964 Jorunn Nystedt Oslo Miss Scandinavia 1963 (3rd Runner-up)
1965 Britt Aaberg Oslo
1966 Siri Gro Nilsen Oslo Miss Scandinavia 1967 (1st Runner-up)
1967 Gro Goksør Oslo Miss Scandinavia 1968 (1st Runner-up)
1968 Tone Knaran Oslo Miss Scandinavia 1969
1969 Patricia Walker Oslo
1970 Vibeke Steineger Hordaland Miss Scandinavia 1971 (2nd Runner-up)
1971 Ruby Reitan Oslo
1972 Liv Hanche Olsen Oslo
1973 Aina Walle Oslo Last Frøken Norge titleholders in 1970s and absent at Miss Universe 1974-1975
1975 Jenny Ottesen Oslo There were no official Frøken Norge titleholders from 1975-1982, during which Norwegian model agencies sent girls to international pageants
1976 Bente Lihaug Oslo
1977 Jeanette Aarum Oslo
1978 Unni Margret Øgland Oslo
1979 Heidi Louise Oiseth Oslo Did not compete
1980 Maiken Nilesen Oslo
1981 Anita Nesbø Akershus Did not compete
1982 Jeanett Krefting Oslo
1983 Karen Elisabeth Dobloug Hedmark
1984 Ingrid Marie Martens Akershus
1985 Karen Margrethe Moe Vest-Agder
1986 Tone Henriksen Troms
1987 Renate Bibow Hedmark Did not compete
1988 Bente Brunland Oppland
1989 Lene Ørnhoft Akershus
1990 Mona Grudt Nord-Trøndelag Miss Universe 1990
1991 Lene Maria Pedersen Troms
1992 Anne Sofie Galåen Hedmark
1993 Ine Beate Strand Buskerud
1994 Caroline Sætre Møre og Romsdal
1995 Lena Sandvik Østfold
1996 Inger Lise Ebeltoft Troms
1997 Stine Bergsvand Telemark
1998 Henriette Dankertsen Akershus Did not compete
1999 Anette Haukass Møre og Romsdal Did not compete
2000 Tonje Kristin Wøllo Buskerud Run by TV2 Network
2001 Linda Marshall Buskerud
2002 Hege Hatlo Akershus
2003 Hanne-Karine Sørby Telemark
2004 Kathrine Sørland Rogaland
2005 Helene Tråsavik Rogaland
2006 Martine Jonasen Vestfold
2007 Kirby Ann Basken Akershus Filipino-Norwegian descent
2008 Lene Egeli Rogaland Miss World Norway 2008
2009 Eli Landa Rogaland
2010 Melinda Elvenes Vestfold African-Norwegian descent
2011 Ana Zahl Nordland There was no winner crowned for Miss Universe in 2011, as the final was held too late to send the winner to the 2011 edition of the pageant
2012 Sara Nicole Andersen Oslo Iranian-Norwegian descent
2013 Mari Chauhan Hedmark Indian-Norwegian descent
2014 Elise Dalby Hedmark The first Miss Norway in longest hair
2015 Martine Rødseth Hedmark
2016 Christina Waage Akershus
2017 Kaja Kojan Akershus
2018 Susanne Guttorm Karasjok Sami descent (Indigenous group in Europe)

Big Four pageants[edit]

The winner of Miss Norway represents her country at the 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.

The second placed of Miss Norway represents her country at the Miss World. In 2012 the Miss Norway recovered its foundation into the Miss Universe Norway Organization by Armand By. The second winner had sent to Miss International beauty pageant. In 2017 the Miss World franchise is back to Miss Norway since 2013 the Norwegian representatives at Miss World were all handpicked.[3]

Miss Universe Norway[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Norway Placement Special Awards
1952 Eva Røine Unplaced
1953 Synnøve Gulbrandsen Top 16
1954 Mona Stornes Top 16
1955 Solveig Borstad Top 15
1958 Greta Andersen Unplaced
1959 Jorunn Kristjansen 1st Runner-up
1960 Ragnhild Aas Top 15
1961 Rigmor Trengereid Unplaced
1962 Julie Ege Unplaced
1963 Eva Carlberg Unplaced
1964 Jorunn Nystedt Top 10
1965 Britt Aaberg Unplaced
1966 Siri Gro Nilsen Top 15
1967 Gro Goksør Unplaced
1968 Tone Knaran Top 15
1969 Patricia Walker Top 15
1970 Vibeke Steineger Unplaced
1971 Ruby Reitan Unplaced
1972 Liv Hanche Olsen Unplaced
1973 Aina Walle 2nd Runner-up
1976 Bente Lihaug Top 12
1977 Åshild Ottesen Unplaced
1978 Jeanette Aarum Unplaced
1979 Unni Margrethe Øglænd Unplaced
1980 Maiken Nielsen Unplaced
1981 Mona Olsen Top 12
1982 Jeanette Krefting Unplaced
1983 Karen Elisabeth Dobloug Top 12
1984 Ingrid Marie Martens Unplaced
1985 Karen Margrethe Moe Unplaced
1986 Tone Henriksen Unplaced
1987 Mariann Leines Unplaced
1988 Bente Brunland Top 10
1989 Lene Ornhoft Unplaced
1990 Mona Grudt Miss Universe 1990
1991 Lene Maria Pedersen Unplaced
1992 Anne Sofie Galåen Unplaced
1993 Ine Beate Strand Unplaced Best National Costume
1994 Caroline Sætre Unplaced
1995 Lena Sandvik Unplaced
1996 Inger Lise Ebeltoft Unplaced
1998 Stine Bergsvand Unplaced
2000 Tonje Kristin Wøllo Unplaced
2001 Linda Marshall Unplaced
2002 Hege Hatlo Unplaced
2003 Hanne-Karine Sørby Unplaced
2004 Kathrine Sørland Top 15
2005 Helene Tråsavik Top 15
2006 Martine Jonassen Unplaced
2007 Kirby Ann Basken Unplaced
2008 Mariann Birkedal Unplaced
2009 Eli Landa Unplaced
2010 Melinda Elvenes Unplaced
2012 Sara Nicole Andersen Unplaced
2013 Mari Chauhan Unplaced
2014 Elise Dalby Unplaced
2015 Martine Rødseth Unplaced
2016 Christina Waage Unplaced
2017 Kaja Kojan Unplaced
2018 Susanne Guttorm Unplaced
2019 TBA TBA

Miss World Norway[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Norway Placement Special Awards
1953 Solveig Gulbrandsen Unplaced
1958 Åse Qjeldvik Top 10
1959 Berit Grundvig Unplaced
1960 Grethe Solhoy Unplaced
1966 Birgit Andersen Unplaced
1967 Vigdis Sollie Unplaced
1968 Hedda Lie Unplaced
1969 Kjersti Jortun 6th Runner-up
1970 Aud Fosse Unplaced
1971 Kate Starvik Unplaced
1972 Ingeborg Sørensen 1st Runner-up
1973 Wenche Steen Unplaced
1974 Torill Mariann Larsen Top 15
1975 Sissel Gulbrandsen Unplaced
1976 Nina Kristine Rønneberg Unplaced
1977 Åshild Jenny Ottesen Unplaced
1978 Elisabet Klaeboe Unplaced
1979 Jeannette Aarum Unplaced
1980 Maiken Nielsen Unplaced
1981 Anita Nesbø Unplaced
1982 Janett Carine Krefting Unplaced
1983 Karen Elizabeth Dobloug Unplaced
1984 Ingrid Maria Martens Unplaced
1985 Karen Margrethe Moe
1986 Inger Louise Berg Unplaced
1987 Mette Veiseth Unplaced
1988 Rita Paulsen Top 10
1989 Bente Brunland Unplaced
1990 Ingeborg Kolseth Unplaced
1991 Anne-Britt Røvik Unplaced
1992 Kjersti Brakestad Unplaced
1993 Rita Omvik Unplaced
1994 Anne Lena Hansen Unplaced
1995 Inger Lise Ebeltoft Unplaced
1996 Eva Sjøholt Unplaced
1997 Charlotte Høiåsen Unplaced
1999 Anette Haukaas Top 10
2000 Stine Pedersen Unplaced
2001 Malin Johansen Unplaced
2002 Kathrine Sørland Top 10
2003 Elisabeth Wathne Top 20
2004 Hege Torresdal Unplaced
2005 Helene Tråsavik Unplaced
2006 Tonje Elise Skjærvik Unplaced
2007 Lisa-Mari Moen Jünge Unplaced
2008 Lene Egeli Unplaced
2009 Sara Skjoldnes Unplaced
2010 Mariann Birkedal Top 7 Miss World Top Model
2011 Anna Larsen Zahl Unplaced
2012 Karoline Olsen Unplaced
2013 Alexandra Backstrom Unplaced
2014 Monica Pedersen Unplaced
2015 Fay Teresa Vålbekk Unplaced
2017 Celine Herregården Unplaced
2018 Madelen Michelsen Unplaced
2019 TBA TBA

Miss International Norway[edit]

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

According from Miss Norway history in 1960 to 2010, the 2nd Runner-up of Miss Norway represents her country at the Miss International. Sometimes the winner of the pageant competed at the Miss International. 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. Since 2014 the 1st Runner-up of Miss Norway competes at the Miss International.

Year Miss Norway Placement Special Awards
1960 Lise Hammer Unplaced
1961 Åse Marie Schmedling Top 15
1962 Beate Brevik Johansen Unplaced
1963 Martha Tunge Unplaced
1964 Inger Sande Unplaced
1965 Aud Jansen Unplaced
1968 Hedda Lie Unplaced
1969 Ingeborg Sørensen Top 15
1970 Tone Knaran Top 15
1971 May Lindstad Top 15
1972 Vigdis Thire Unplaced
1973 Anne Katrine Ramstad Unplaced
1977 Bente Lihaug Unplaced
1978 Jeanette Aarum 1st Runner-up
1979 Unni Margrethe Øglænd Unplaced
1980 Heidi Louise Oiseth Unplaced
1981 Helen Holager Unplaced
1982 Jeanette Roger Blixt Unplaced
1983 Christine Zeiner Unplaced
1984 Monika Lien Unplaced
1985 Torunn Forsberg Top 15
1986 Annette Bjerke Top 15
1987 Hege Elisabeth Rasmussen Unplaced
1988 Catherine Alexandra Gude Miss International 1988
1989 Heidi Olsen Unplaced
1990 Hanne Thorsdalen Top 15
1991 Hege Cathrin Baardsen Unplaced
1992 Rita Omvik Top 15
1994 Ann Wibeche Hoel Unplaced
1995 Anne Lena Hansen Miss International 1995
1996 Eva-Charlotte Stenset Top 15
1998 Bjørg Sofie Lovstad Unplaced
1999 Anette Rusten Unplaced
2000 Frida Agnethe Johnson Unplaced
2001 Siv Therese Haavik Unplaced Miss Friendship
2003 Fay Larsen Unplaced
2004 Stephanie Eide Furguiel Unplaced
2005 Karoline Nakken Unplaced
2006 Linn Andersen Unplaced
2008 Lisa-Mari Moen Jünge Unplaced
2009 Beatrice M. Delås Unplaced
2010 Marion Dyrvik Unplaced
2014 Thea Cecilie Nordal Bull Unplaced
2015 Cecilie Andrea Røising Unplaced
2016 Camilla Ellinor De Souza Devik Unplaced
2017 Vilde Andresen Bø Unplaced
2018 Helene Abildnes Did not compete

Former titles[edit]

Miss Earth Norway[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Norway Placement Special Awards
2002 Linn Olaisen Unplaced
2003 Fay Larsen Top 16
2004 Birgitte Korsvik Top 16
2005 Vibeke Hansen Unplaced
2006 Meriam Lerøy Brahimi Unplaced
2007 Margaret Paulin Hauge Unplaced
2010 Iman Kerigo Unplaced
2011 Marion Dyrvik Unplaced
2012 Nina Fjalestad Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Sponsored Swimsuit Parade
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Swimsuit (Group 3)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Evening Gown (Group 3)
2015 Britt Roselyn Rekkedal Unplaced
2018 Ina Kollset Did not compete

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Froken Norge (Miss Norway) says goodbye after 25 years". Global Beauties. 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  2. ^ "Froken Norge (Miss Norway) Winners". lempimissit.suntuubi.com. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Norway returns to Miss World". Missosology. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-07-09.

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