Denise Speelman, 22, edged out nine other finalists to be crowned Miss Nederland 2020 on Monday, August 31 at Studio 21 in Hilversum.
Sophie Alink placed second, while Sigrid Laura and Fae Milder were awarded Miss Social Media and Miss Congeniality, respectively.
The new Miss Nederland is a personal and fashion stylist who hails from Hoogezand. She won the title Miss North Netherlands in 2014 and moved to Amsterdam where she now runs her own styling company.
Denise succeeds last year’s winner, Sharon Pieksma, and will represent the Netherlands at the 69th Miss Universe pageant.
“I can’t wait to represent the Netherlands this year, to share my story and to achieve the goals I have with it,” she expressed on social media.
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