The Miss Sweden or Miss Universe Sweden (in Swedish: Fröken Sverige), is the title of the Swedish beauty pageant, qualifying delegates to the Miss Universe competition.[1] In 2009 the pageant renamed as Miss Universe Sweden and the first national final was held on 6 June 2009, the National Day of Sweden. Among the judges were Yvonne Ryding, Miss Universe 1984. The pageant is a late branch of the Miss Sweden contest. The director of the contest is Joakim Granberg of the Starworld Entertainment Corporation.

Miss Sweden Organization
Formation1949; 75 years ago (1949)
TypeBeauty pageant
Official language
Joakim Granberg
WebsiteOfficial website

History edit

Annika Duckmark, Fröken Sverige 1996, during a television ceremony in 2009

Miss Sweden which ran from 1949 to 2003, introduced by the female magazine VeckoRevyn and later operated by production company Strix in partnership with MTG. The competition qualified delegates to the global contest Miss Universe.

The event was founded by Bonnier Media Group in 1948; the franchise was held from 1949 until 1999 by the magazine VeckoRevyn, and from 2000 to 2004 by the production company Strix. The first Miss Sweden pageant was won by Kerstin Ringberg. Through the years, many of the contestants went on to notable careers in music, acting and modelling, both domestically and internationally, including Anita Ekberg, Mary Stävin, Lena Olin, Jessica Folcker and Victoria Silvstedt.

Franchise holder between 2001 and 2004: Strix Productions and Moore Magazine [sv]. The event was cancelled after 2004, due to harassment by feminist organizations of the organizers, Strix.[2]

Between 2006 and 2009 Nya Fröken Sverige built for a new era in Sweden. The winner sent to Miss Universe. The franchise holder moved to Miss Universe Sweden which is called as Miss Sweden in modern era since 2009. Beginning in 2012, three winners and two runners-up are selected. The Miss Universe Sweden competes in Miss Universe, the Miss International Sweden goes to compete in Miss International and the Miss Earth Sweden vies in Miss Earth.[3]

Notable winners edit

Pageant Delegate Location Career
1952 Anne Marie Thistler Mexico Actress
1956 Ingrid Goude United States Actress
1961 Gunilla Knutsson United States Actress, model
1970 Kristina Wayborn United States/UK Actress
1978 Cécilia Rodhe United States Sculptor
1989 Louise Drevenstam United States Vice President of Camuto Group

Format edit

Edition Year Presenter Version Winner Represented Venue Voting Delegates Franchise Broadcast
44th 1992 Adam Alsing Dubai Monica Brodd   Uppland Grand Hôtel Celebrity Panel 28 VeckoRevyn TV4
45th 1993 Yvonne Ryding Johanna Lind   Östergötland 28
46th 1994 Domenique Forsberg   Lappland 28
47th 1995 Martin Timell Petra Hultgren   Stockholm TV4 Television Centre 28
48th 1996 Canary Islands Annika Duckmark   Västergötland Berns Entertainment Centre 28
49th 1997 Agneta Sjödin Victoria Lagerström   Stockholm 28
50th 1998 Jessica Olérs   Dalarna 28
51st 1999 Sofia Wistam Emma-Helena Nilsson   Jämtland Circus Theatre 28
52nd 2000 Valerie Aflalo   Malmö Hot Picks & Televoting 28
53rd 2001 Lydia Capolicchio Barbados Malin Olsson   Dalarna Grand Hôtel SMS & Televoting 28 Strix TV3/MTG
54th 2002 Ulrika Jonsson Malou Hansson   Uppland 28
55th 2003 Fredrik Birging Helena Stenbäck   Norrbotten 28

The year of 1992 was the first time the pageant was broadcast. The promoters were a commercial channel alongside a magazine released for females. The readers picked their favourites and the winner was chosen among a panel of judges. The Miss Universe pageant was shown on Swedish television for the first time ever a few months later.

In 2001, winners were picked via a telephone poll. There was still an acting jury, giving suggestions over whom they might believe be potential for the Miss Universe pageant.

The last winner was crowned in early 2004, with the winner being Katarina Wigander, and she was crowned by Moore! Magazine.

Titleholders edit

Year Miss Sweden / Fröken Sverige County
1949 Kerstin Ringberg Stockholm, Stockholm
1950 Ebba Adrian Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1951 Anita Ekberg Skåne, Malmö
1952 Anne Marie Thistler Stockholm, Stockholm
1953 Ulla Sandklef Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1954 Ragnild Olausson Västra Götaland, Alingsås
1955 Hillevi Rombin
Miss Universe 1955
Gävleborg, Alfta
1956 Ingrid Goude Gävleborg, Sandviken
1957 Inger Jonsson Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1958 Birgitta Gårdman Stockholm, Stockholm
1959 Marie Louise Ekström Västernorrland, Sundsvall
1960 Birgitta Öfling Uppsala, Uppsala
1961 Gunilla Knutsson Skåne, Ystad
1962 Monica Rågby Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1963 Kerstin Jonsson Stockholm, Stockholm
1964 Siv Åberg Gävleborg, Gävle
1965 Ingrid Norrman Jönköping, Tranås
1966 Margareta Arvidsson
Miss Universe 1966
Västra Götaland, Vänersborg
1967 Eva-Lisa Svensson
Miss Scandinavia 1968
Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1968 Anne Marie Hellqvist Örebro, Hallsberg
1969 Birgitta Lindloff Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1970 Britt-Inger Johansson
Miss Scandinavia 1971
Kalmar, Nybro
1971 Vivian Öihanen Stockholm, Vaxholm
1972 Britt-Marie Johansson Stockholm, Stockholm
1973 Monica Sundin
Miss Scandinavia 1973
Stockholm, Stockholm
1974 Eva-Christine Römpke Skåne, Malmö
1975 Catharina Sjödahl Örebro, Örebro
1976 Caroline Westerberg Uppsala, Tierp
1977 Birgitta Lindvall
Miss Scandinavia 1978
Norrbotten, Luleå
1978 Cécilia Rodhe Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1979 Anette Ekström Södermanland, Eskilstuna
1980 Eva Birgitta Andersson Västra Götaland, Uddevalla
1981 Eva-Lena Lundgren
Miss Scandinavia 1982
Norrbotten, Piteå
1982 Anna Kari Bergström Norrbotten, Piteå
1983 Viveca Ljung Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1984 Yvonne Ryding
Miss Universe 1984
Södermanland, Eskilstuna
1985 Carina Marklund Södermanland, Eskilstuna
1986 Anna Lena Rahmberg Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
1987 Suzanne Thörngren Stockholm, Handen
1988 Annika Davidsson Västerbotten, Umeå
1989 Louise Drevenstam
Miss Scandinavia 1990
Örebro, Örebro
1990 Linda Isacsson Västerbotten, Vilhelmina
1991 Susanna Gustafsson Värmland, Grums
1992 Monica Brodd Stockholm, Täby
1993 Johanna Lind Östergötland, Linköping
1994 Domenique Forsberg Norrbotten, Kiruna
1995 Petra Hultgren Stockholm, Värmdö
1996 Annika Duckmark Västra Götaland, Borås
1997 Victoria Lagerström Stockholm, Stockholm
1998 Jessica Olérs Dalarna, Borlänge
1999 Emma-Helena Nilsson Jämtland, Östersund
2000 Valerie Aflalo Skåne, Malmö
2001 Malin Olsson Dalarna, Falun
2002 Malou Hansson Stockholm, Stockholm
2003 Helena Stenbäck Norrbotten, Piteå
2004 Katarina Wigander Västra Götaland, Lerum
Year Nya Fröken Sverige County
2006 Josephine Alhanko Stockholm, Stockholm
2007 Isabel Lestapier Winqvist
Skåne, Helsingborg
Lina Maria Hahne Skåne, Helsingborg
2009 Azra Duliman Skåne, Helsingborg
Year Miss Sweden / Miss Universe Sweden County
2009 Renate Veronica Cerljen Skåne, Staffanstorp
2010 Michaela Savic Skåne, Helsingborg
2011 Ronnia Fornstedt Stockholm, Södertälje
2012 Hanni Beronius Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
2013 Alexandra Friberg
Beauty of the World 2013
Stockholm, Stockholm
2014 Camilla Hansson Stockholm, Stockholm
2015 Paulina Brodd Stockholm, Stockholm
2016 Ida Ovmar
Miss Continents 2016
Norrbotten, Luleå
2017 Frida Fornander Västra Götaland, Gothenburg
2018 Emma Strandberg Västmanland, Hallstahammar
2019 Lina Ljungberg Östergötland, Östergötland
2021 Moa Sandberg Stockholm, Stockholm

Titleholders under Miss Sweden org. edit

Miss Universe Sweden edit

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The winner of Miss Sweden represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Before renamed as Miss Universe Sweden, the Miss Sweden (Fröken Sverige) will be sending the winner at the Miss Universe pageant.
Year County Miss Universe Sweden Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards
Did not compete since 2022—Present
2021 Stockholm Moa Sandberg Unplaced
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no representative in 2020
2019 Östergötland Lina Ljungberg Unplaced
2018 Västmanland Emma Strandberg Unplaced
2017 Västra Götaland Frida Fornander Unplaced
2016 Norrbotten Ida Ovmar Unplaced
2015 Stockholm Paulina Brodd Unplaced
2014 Stockholm Camilla Hansson Unplaced
2013 Stockholm Alexandra Friberg Unplaced
2012 Västra Götaland Hanni Beronius Unplaced
2011 Stockholm Ronnia Fornstedt Unplaced
  • Miss Photogenic
2010 Skåne Michaela Savic Unplaced
2009 Skåne Renate Cerljen Top 15
Nya Fröken Sverige / New Miss Sweden
Did not compete between 2007—2008
2006 Stockholm Josephine Alhanko Top 20
Fröken Sverige / Miss Sweden
2005 Did not compete
2004 Västra Götaland Katarina Wigander Unplaced
2003 Norrbotten Helena Stenbäck Unplaced
2002 Stockholm Malou Hansson Unplaced
2001 Dalarna Malin Olsson Unplaced
2000 Skåne Valerie Aflalo Unplaced
1999 Jämtland Emma Helena Nilsson Unplaced
1998 Dalarna Jessica Olérs Unplaced
1997 Stockholm Victoria Lagerström Top 10
1996 Västra Götaland Annika Duckmark Top 10
1995 Stockholm Petra Hultgren Unplaced
  • Miss Photogenic
1994 Norrbotten Domenique Forsberg Top 10
1993 Östergötland Johanna Lind Unplaced
1992 Stockholm Monica Brodd Top 10
1991 Värmland Susanna Gustafsson Unplaced
1990 Västerbotten Linda Isacsson Unplaced
1989 Örebro Louise Drevenstam 1st Runner-up
1988 Västerbotten Annika Davidsson Unplaced
1987 Stockholm Suzanne Thörngren Top 10
1986 Västra Götaland Anna Lena Rahmberg Unplaced
1985 Södermanland Carina Marklund Unplaced
1984 Södermanland Yvonne Ryding Miss Universe 1984
1983 Västra Götaland Viveka Miriam Jung Unplaced
1982 Norrbotten Anna Kari Bergström Unplaced
1981 Norrbotten Eva-Lena Lundgren 2nd Runner-up
1980 Västra Götaland Eva Birgitta Andersson 4th Runner-up
1979 Södermanland Anette Marie Ekström 4th Runner-up
1978 Västra Götaland Cecilia Björnsdotter Rodhe 4th Runner-up
1977 Norrbotten Birgitta Lindvall Unplaced
1976 Uppsala Caroline Westerberg Unplaced
1975 Örebro Catharina Sjödahl 3rd Runner-up
1974 Skåne Eva-Christine Römpke Unplaced
1973 Stockholm Monica Sundin Unplaced
1972 Stockholm Britt Marie Johansson Unplaced
1971 Stockholm Vivian Öihanen Unplaced
1970 Kalmar Kristina Wayborn Top 15
  • Best Swimsuit
1969 Västra Götaland Birgitta Lindloff Top 15
1968 Örebro Anette Marie Hellqvist Top 15
  • Best Swimsuit
1967 Västra Götaland Eva-Lisa Svensson Top 15
  • Best Swimsuit
1966 Västra Götaland Margareta Arvidsson Miss Universe 1966
  • Miss Photogenic
1965 Jönköping Ingrid Norman 3rd Runner-up
1964 Gävleborg Siv Märta Åqvist 4th Runner-up
1963 Stockholm Kicki Margareta Jonsson Unplaced
1962 Skåne Karin Hyldegard Jensen Unplaced
1961 Skåne Gunilla Knutsson Top 15
1960 Uppsala Birgitta Öfling Unplaced
1959 Västernorrland Marie Louise Ekström Top 15
1958 Stockholm Birgitta Elisabeth Gårdman Top 15
1957 Västra Götaland Ingrid Margareta Jonsson Top 15
1956 Gävleborg Ingrid Goude 2nd Runner-up
1955 Gävleborg Hillevi Rombin Miss Universe 1955
1954 Västra Götaland Ragnild Olausson 4th Runner-up
1953 Västra Götaland Ulla Sandkler Unplaced
1952 Stockholm Anne Marie Thistler Top 10

Miss International Sweden edit

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Miss International Sweden is a beauty pageant for Swedish females where the winner is sent to represent Sweden at the Miss International.[4] In 2011, the second title of Miss Universe Sweden pageant will be awarding as the Miss International Sweden. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Before running under Miss Universe Sweden Organization the Miss International Sweden will be selecting by Årent Runt in 1960–1994 and Fashion For Integration in 2000–2008.
Year County Miss International Sweden Placement at Miss International Special Awards
Did not compete since 2020—Present
2019 Stockholm Paulina Kielczewska Unplaced
2018 Östergötland Izabell Hahn Unplaced
2017 Östergötland Lina Ljungberg Unplaced
2016 Halland Maria Taipaleenmäki Unplaced
2015 Stockholm Isabella Jedler Forsman Did not compete
2014 Stockholm Moa Sandberg Unplaced
2013 Stockholm Eleonore Lilja Unplaced
2012 Stockholm Katarina Konow Unplaced
2011 Stockholm Denice Andrée Top 15
Miss Sweden International by Fashion for Integration
Did not compete between 2009—2010
2008 Jönköping Jenny Jansson Unplaced
Did not compete between 2006—2007
2005 Stockholm Cecilia Zatterlöf Kristensen Unplaced
Did not compete between 2003—2004
2002 Emelie Lundqvist Unplaced
2001 Sara Nicole Cameron Unplaced
2000 Gabrielle Elisabeth Heinerborg Top 15
Miss Sweden International by Årent Runt
Did not compete between 1995—1999
1994 Mirja Kristina Haglöf Top 15
1993 Anna Hovenstam Unplaced
1992 Camilla Ingeborg Unsgaard Unplaced
1991 Did not compete
1990 Monica Halina Andersson Top 15
1989 Isabelle Soelmann Unplaced
1988 Ulrika Helena Westerberg Unplaced
1987 Did not compete
1986 Suzanne Marie Lundmark Top 15
  • Miss Photogenic
1985 Did not compete
1984 Gunilla Maria Kohlström 2nd Runner-up
1983 Did not compete
1982 Camilla Engström Unplaced
1981 Anna Helena Lindgow Top 15
1980 Did not compete
1979 Anna Angela Bratt Unplaced
1978 Birgitta Eriksson Unplaced
1977 Lena Jernberg Unplaced
1976 Maria Gunilla Borhäll Top 15
1975 Kicki Anita Olsson Top 15
1974 Monica Söderqvist Top 15
1973 Did not compete
1972 Eva Andersson Unplaced
1971 Maud Andersson Unplaced
1970 Rita Rudolfsson Berntsson Unplaced
1969 Bodil Jensen Unplaced
1968 Annika Hemminge 1st Runner-up
1967 Gunilla Margareta Sundberg Top 15
1966 No contest
1965 Agneta Evelyne Holst Unplaced
1964 Birgitta Elisabeth Alverljung Top 15
1963 Rina Krusvik Top 15
1962 Karin Hyldegaard Jensen Unplaced
1961 Elisabeth Oden Unplaced
1960 Gunilla Elm Unplaced

Miss Supranational Sweden edit

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year County Miss Supranational Sweden Placement at Miss Supranational Special Awards
2021 Stockholm Jacqueline Rybak[5] Unplaced
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no representative in 2020
2016 Stockholm Moa Johandersson Unplaced
2015 Stockholm Stina Pernilla Nordlander Unplaced
2014 Stockholm Ida Ovmar Top 20 Best Body
2013 Stockholm Sally Assi Elaine Linnéa Lindren Unplaced
2012 Värmland Sandra Yvonne Larsson Unplaced
2011 Stockholm Sara Weidenblad Unplaced Best Body
2010 Stockholm Nina Sjölin Unplaced Miss Elegance

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Miss Sweden throughout the ages (Fröken Sverige genom tiderna)" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Miss Sweden cancelled after "feminist harassment"". The Local (Sweden). 22 April 2005. Archived from the original on 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ Granberg, Joakim (28 August 2012). "Miss Universe Sweden". Miss Universe Sweden Website. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
  4. ^ "Miss International Sweden 2010". Archived from the original on 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  5. ^ "Jacqueline Rybak to represent Sweden at Miss Supranational 2020". Times of India. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.

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