Miss Holland 1956
Rita was the first Miss Holland to represent the Netherlands at the Miss Universe pageant. She called the dutch Marylin Monroe. Unfortunately this did not make her a semi-finalist.
When Rita got married in january 1957, Ans took over the duty’s of Miss Holland 1956.
1: Rita Schmidt (Miss Universe 1956 & 4th Ru Miss Europe 1956)
2: Ans van Pothoven (Miss World 1956)
3: Maud Hoyer
4: Nicole Kiks
5: Maria de Wilde
There were 15 contestants.