No more ‘Miss Norways’
March 5, 2012
The long-running beauty contest that produced a so-called “Miss Norway,” who’d go on to compete at the international “Miss World” contest, is being shut down after failing to win support from local broadcasting channels or sponsors.
Newspaper VG reported it’s therefore doubtful that Norway will send any candidate to the “Miss World” final that’s being held in China in August.
The decision to shut down the contest known as Frøken Norge was taken by Geir Hamnes, who has been responsible for it since 1986.
“My son Daniel had intended to take over responsibility for Frøken Norge,” Hamnes told VG. “But since no TV station has wanted to broadcast the contest in recent years, interest from sponsors has fallen like a stone.”
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