21-year-old beauty from Kristiansand, Helene Abildsnes, was crowned as Miss Universe Norway 2019 on Friday, August 9 at Åpen Scene in Oslo. She beat 8 other finalists to win the beauty title and the right to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant.
The runners-up were Henriette Jacbobsen Hauge, Lea Stefine Tryggvason, Eirin Grinde Tunheim and Karina Okorokova.
Helene succeeded last year’s winner, Susanne Guttorm, on her second attempt at the national competition. She finished as 1st runner-up last year.
Miss Norway has this year allowed a transgender woman to compete for the first time in the history of the pageant.
Photos: Daniel Millan / Miss Norway