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Monica Hansen is a Norwegian model and the 1997 Miss Norway.[1]

Monica Hansen
Monica Hansen 4.jpg
OccupationModel and television host
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Awards1997 Miss Norway


Early lifeEdit

Hansen was raised in the town of Tønsberg, Norway.[2]

Modeling careerEdit

Hansen began her modeling career with the Elite modeling agency.[3] She was entered into the 1997 Miss Universe Norway pageant by her friend as a joke, and won the contest becoming the 1997 Miss Norway. After winning, she was unable to compete at the Miss Universe pageant due to illness. On the way to the airport en route to the competition she experienced acute pain and required surgery to remove her gallbladder.[1][2] Hansen appeared in a 1997 issue of Perfect 10 magazine, when she came in second behind Ashley Degenford in Perfect 10 magazine's first annual model search.[4] In 1999 she was a runway model for the Pax TV television series Destination Stardom filmed in Honolulu, Hawaii.[5]

Hansen has posed for magazines including Esquire, Maxim, and Stuff. In 2006 she was named Maxim's woman of the year.[6][7] That year she was also named the "babe of the month" in February by Playboy magazine[2] and she has appeared on magazine covers including Elle.[3] In 2009 Monica Hansen won a lawsuit regarding a libel action, in which photographs of her were used without her permission as an advertisement on a plastic surgery website.[8][9] Monica Hansen was also the main character on the Norwegian TV show Ja, Vi Elsker Hollywood.[10] Additionally, she appeared as the character "Monica Fox" on the television series Battledome.[3]

Monica Hansen wearing one of her own swimsuit designs

In December 2013 Monica Hansen formed a California LLC under the name of Monica Hansen Beachwear LLC [11] which is a newly formed boutique swimwear and beachwear design business geared towards the high end, trendy, fashionable female demographic in their 20s and the 30s. She was granted registration of the trademarks for Monica Hansen Beachwear [12] and also Monica Hansen Swimwear [13] by the USPTO in the first part of 2014. She intends to present her Debut collection at Mercedes Benz fashion Week in Miami in July 2015 for the upcoming 2016 season.


  1. ^ a b "Former Miss Norway Disses Beauty Pageants, Drinks Guys Under Tables". Fox News. 2010-02-16.
  2. ^ a b c "Monica Hansen: this striking viking is a norse to be reckoned with.(Babe of the Month)". Playboy Magazine. February 1, 2006. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Monica Hansen bio". IMDB. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  4. ^ " Bio". Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  5. ^ Tim Ryan (August 6, 1999). "Cameras roll for instant stardom". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "Monica Hansen, Maxim Model, Sues Plastic Surgeon". Hollywood Gossip. January 26, 2009. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  7. ^ Leah Chernikoff (September 22, 2009). "Playboy model Monica Hansen sues Dr. Leonard Hochstein over use of photos to promote business". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Boobs battle back in court". The New York Post. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  9. ^ "Playboy model Monica Hansen sues Dr. Leonard Hochstein over use of photos to promote business". The New York Daily Times. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  10. ^ "Ja, vi elsker Hollywood - TV-guide - se hele ukas TV-program".
  11. ^ CA Secretary of State Business Entity Search LLC #201333910045 formed on December 2, 2013
  12. ^ USPTO registration number 4589963 registered on 8/19/2014
  13. ^ USPTO registration number 4589962 registered on 8/19/2014

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