Mona Grudt

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Mona Grudt
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Mona Grudt
(1971-04-06) 6 April 1971 (age 46)
Hell, Stjørdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Hair color Dark blonde
Eye color Green
Title(s) Miss Norway 1990
Miss Universe 1990
Children 3

Mona Grudt Bittrick (born 6 April 1971 in Hell, Stjørdal, Norway) is a Norwegian TV Host, dancer, editor and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1990. She also became the only Norwegian to capture the Miss Universe.

Miss Universe[edit]

She became the clear favorite of the judges, winning the interview and swimsuit preliminaries and all three segments of the semi-finals. During the 1990 Miss Universe competition, she listed herself as "The beauty queen from Hell" as a publicity stunt (because she was born in Hell, Norway; apart from that, 'hell' also means 'luck' in Norwegian). Her runners-up were Carole Gist, (United States) and Lizeth Mahecha, (Colombia).

During her reign, she appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as "Ensign Graham" in the episode "Identity Crisis". Grudt was also the last Miss Universe to accompany Bob Hope on his USO tour.

Life after Miss Universe[edit]

Today,[when?] Grudt is the editor of the Norwegian wedding magazine Ditt Bryllup (en. Your Wedding).

Also, Mona Grudt came in 2nd place in the Norwegian version of Dancing with the Stars, in Norway called Skal vi danse (Shall we dance).[when?]

In 2010 she became the host of the seventh Cycle of Norway's Next Top Model which aired in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ "Mona Grudt ny "Top Model"-programleder | God Kveld Norge – TV 2 Underholdning" (in Norwegian). 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Netherlands Angela Visser
Miss Universe
Succeeded by
Mexico Lupita Jones
Preceded by
Lene Ørnhoft
Frøken Norge Universe
Succeeded by
Lene Maria Pedersen