Shirly Karvinen

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Shirly Karvinen
Shirly Karvinen

(1992-09-03) 3 September 1992 (age 26)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
TitleMiss Finland 2016
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Miss Finland 2016
Miss Universe 2016

Shirly Karvinen (born 3 September 1992)[1] is a Finnish model and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss Finland 2016 and represented her country at Miss Universe 2016.


Karvinen was born to a Finnish father and a Chinese mother in Finland. Due to her father's work in an asphalt paving company, she spent her early childhood living in Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Saudi Arabia. In her teens, she also lived in Beijing as an exchange student, while spending time with her mother's side of the family.[2][3]

Karvinen speaks Finnish, English, and basic Mandarin Chinese.[4]

Education and career[edit]

Karvinen has most recently studied in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. As part of her studies, she also worked as an administrative assistant in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki and the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C.[5][6]


Miss Finland 2016[edit]

Karvinen was crowned Miss Finland 2016 at Vanajanlinna Castle in Hämeenlinna on May 13, 2016.[7]

As Miss Finland, Karvinen wants to be a good role model for others to look up to. Among her other causes, Karvinen has supported anti-bullying efforts and spoke against school bullying. She herself suffered from bullying in her childhood and youth.[8]

Miss Universe 2016[edit]

Karvinen represented Finland at Miss Universe 2016 but Unplaced.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rosa-Maria Ryyti
Miss Finland
Succeeded by
Michaela Söderholm