|Type Beauty pageant|
|Motto Winning International Beauty Pageants with Norwegian Candidates|
Membership Miss Universe Miss International
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.
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 2015 Miss Universe Norway selects representatives to compete in Miss Universe and Miss International.
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.
Miss Universe Norway
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.
Miss International Norway
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.
Miss World Norway
The 1st runner-up of Miss Norway represents her country at the Miss World. In 2012 the Miss World Norway runs in separate pageant.
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.