It’s almost that time again, the Miss Universe pageant. The Netherlands have won this prestigious title once, back in 1989, when Angela Visser did get the crown. The dutch delegates have been a favorite on many Miss Universe pageants, but not that many made the cut.
Many believe, Miss Nederland 2016, Zoey Ivery, will make the cut this year and become one of the top 5. That would mean that she will be the 14th girl to become a semi-finalist. When she would become a finalist, Zoey would just be the 6th girl from the Netherlands to be one.
Who are the girls that made it…?
Before she became Miss Holland 1966, Margot Domen from Den Haag became Miss Glasses in 1965. Margot had a hard act to follow at the Miss Universe pageant, as Miss Holland 1965 became 4th runner-up. But before Margot went to Miami Beach, she went to Nice to represent the Netherlands at the Miss Europe pageant. Like Anja in 1965 she was unplaced, so far no problems.
For the americans Margot had an interesting fact: her father was a famous portrait painter in the Netherlands. So when she was announced as a semi-finalist that was of course the fact the host of the show had to mention and ask her if Holland is really like the landscapes with the famous windmills, that can be seen on so many paintings. Margot is the third girl to become a semi-finalist at the Miss Universe pageant.