The lovely Milou Verhoeks was a big surprise at the Miss BeNeLux 2008 pageant. This pageant was the first time she entered a pageant and she as 2nd runner-up.
At first , Fabiënne Jungerhans, who was 1st runner-up at the Miss BeNeLux 2008 pageant, would’ve been asked to represent the Netherlands at the Miss Earth 2007 pageant. However she was not asked because of some bad answers, she had given during an interview immediately after the finals and Milou Verhoeks was asked instead.
Milou made a big impression at the Miss Earth pageant as many fans compared her with Angela Visser, the only Miss Universe form the Netherlands back in 1989.
The pageant was life changing for Milou. After this pageant she entered many international and national pageants like: Miss Universe Top Beauty Netherlands 2008, where she placed 2nd runner-up, Miss European and Queen of the World.
The organization of Queen of the World asked Milou to organize the Queen of the Netherlands pageant and after that the Queen of the Benelux pageant where not only the dutch but also Queen for Luxembourg, Belgium and the Benelux were chosen for the Queen of the World pageant.