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The Miss Belgium (Dutch: Miss België, French: Miss Belgique) contest is the largest national beauty pageant of Belgium and has been held since 1969. It is responsible for selecting the country's representatives to the Miss World (winner), Miss Universe (1st runner-up) and Miss International pageants. The Miss World pageant is an international beauty pageant founded in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. ... Natalie Glebova of Canada is congratulated by Miss Universe 2004 Jennifer Hawkins of Australia during the Grand Finale of Miss Universe 2005 on May 31st, 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Miss International is the fourth largest beauty pageant (officially titled The International Beauty Pageant) that was created in Long Beach, California, USA in 1960. ...


List of winners

Year Miss Belgium Province Represented Comments
1969 Maud Alin Hainaut WINNER "Friendship Award" at Miss World
1970 Francine Martin Liège
1971 Martine De Hert Antwerp
1972 Anne-Marie Roger Brussels Semi-finalist and WINNER "Miss Photogenic Award"
at Miss Universe
1973 Christiane De Visch Antwerp 3rd Runner-up at Miss Europe
1974 Anne-Marie Sikorski Liège
1975 Christine Delmelle Liège
1976 Yvette Aelbrecht Brussels
1977 Claudine Vasseur Brussels
1978 Maggy Moreau Brussels
1979 Christine Cailliau Brussels 1st Runner-up at Miss Europe 1980
1980 Brigitte Billen Limburg
1981 Dominique Van Eeckhoudt Brussels WINNER Miss United Nations, 4th Runner-up at Miss Universe,
Semi-finalist at Miss World and Miss International,
WINNER "Best National Costume Award" at Miss International
1982 Marie-Pierre Lemaître Brussels
1983 Francoise Bostoen West Flanders Semi-finalist at Miss World, 3rd Runner-up
at Miss Europe 1984
1984 Brigitte Muyshondt Antwerp 2nd Runner-up at Miss International 1978
1985 An Van Den Broeck Antwerp
1986 Goedele Liekens Flemish Brabant
1987 Lynn Wesenbeek Antwerp
1988 Daisy Van Cauwenbergh Antwerp
1989 Anne De Baetzelier Flemish Brabant
1990 Katia Alens Antwerp Semi-finalist at Miss International
1991 Anke Vandermeersch Antwerp Finalist at Miss Universe 1992
1992 Sandra Joine Antwerp
1993 Stephanie Meire West Flanders
1994 Ilse De Meulemeester Flemish Brabant Semi-finalist at Miss World
1995 Veronique De Kock Antwerp
1996 Laurence Borremans Walloon Brabant Semi-finalist at Miss World
1997 Sandrine Corman Liège
1998 Tanja Dexters Antwerp
1999 Brigitta Callens Antwerp
2000 Joke van de Velde East Flanders
2001 Dina Tersago Antwerp
2002 Ann van Elsen Antwerp
2003 Julie Taton Namur
2004 Ellen Petri Antwerp WINNER "Designer Dress Award" at Miss World
2005 Tatiana Tavares Brussels
2006 Virginie Claes Limburg

Hainaut (Dutch: Henegouwen; Ger. ... Liège is the easternmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... The Cathedral of our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp) in the Handschoenmarkt, in the old quarter of Antwerp is the largest cathedral in the Low Countries and home to a number of triptychs by Renaissance Belgian painter Rubens. ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (French: Bruxelles, Dutch: Brussel, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French community of Belgium, the Flemish community and of the European Union. ... Limburg is the name of two different adjoining provinces: Limburg (Netherlands) in the south of the Netherlands, its capital is Maastricht. ... West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen) is the westernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. ... Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Anke Vandermeersch is a Flemish politician and beauty queen born on the 27th October, 1972 in Antwerp. ... Stephanie Meire was Miss Belgium 1993. ... Ilse De Meulemeester (born May 19, 1971) was Miss Belgium 1994. ... Véronique De Kock was Miss Belgium 1995. ... Laurence Borremans was Miss Belgium 1996 and a semi-finalist at the Miss World pageant. ... Walloon Brabant is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Sandrine Corman was Miss Belgium 1997. ... Tanja Dexters (born in Mol, Antwerp, Belgium) was crowned Miss Belgium 1998. ... Brigitta Callens (born September 28, 1980, Oudenaarde) was Miss Belgium 1999. ... East Flanders is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Dina Tersago (born January 3, 1979, Puurs, Antwerp) was Miss Belgium 2001. ... Ann Van Elsen (born December 27, 1979 in Antwerp) was crowned Miss Belgium in 2002. ... Julie Taton (born February 6 in Namur, Belgium) was crowned Miss Belgium in 2003. ... Namur (Dutch: Namen) is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Ellen Petri (May 25, 1982) was crowned Miss Belgium 2004 on December 12, 2003. ... Tatiana Silvia Braga Tavares (born on February 5, 1985 in Uccle, Belgium) was Miss Belgium in 2005. ...

Winners by province

Province Titles
Antwerp 15 times
Brussels 8 times (4 consecutive titles)
Liège 4 times
Flemish Brabant 3 times
Limburg 2 times
West Flanders 2 times
East Flanders 1 time
Hainaut 1 time
Namur 1 time
Walloon Brabant 1 time

Antwerp is the northernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (French: Bruxelles, Dutch: Brussel, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French community of Belgium, the Flemish community and of the European Union. ... Liège is the easternmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Limburg is the name of two different adjoining provinces: Limburg (Netherlands) in the south of the Netherlands, its capital is Maastricht. ... West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen) is the westernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. ... East Flanders is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Hainaut (Dutch: Henegouwen; Ger. ... Namur (Dutch: Namen) is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Walloon Brabant is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ...

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