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Miss Europa

The unofficial Miss Europe contests, run by the Comite Officiel et International Miss Europe, has not been fully documented.  It was established in 1950 by Jean Raibaut, with headquarters in Paris, France.  The first confirmed date for it was February 22, 1952, in Amsterdam, Holland, which was won by Judy Breen of Great Britain  (Vera Marks of Germany placed 6th).  Details of the contest held May 6, 1956, in La Boule, France, has  not been found.  Ingrid Weiss of East Germany won the contest held in Paris during July 1957.  The first widely-publicized pageant was that of June 1958, with 8 contestants (see the 2 pictures below).

Mondial Events Organisation, the official Miss Europe pageant organizers up to 2002, sued the Miss Europa organizers in 2000 to stop them from using the title.

 

1958 - Amiens, France


D'Outre-Mer, France (Claude Johns), Austria (Edda Prack), Albania (Najett Rekik), Switzerland (Liliane Ringler), Spain (Colette Abadja), Poland (Linda Lolyj), France (Eveline Ricke) & Italy (Giacomina Forlini)


Eveline Ricke of France won the 1958 contest.  Albania's Najett Rekik placed 2nd.

 

1959 June 3 - Meaux, France 1963 August 24 - Alassio, Italy 1967


Karin Gabor of Germany (3rd), Sophie d'Estrade of France (winner) & Eve Dorlant of Belgium (2nd)


winner
Emanuela Gresci of Italy


winner
Berrit Kvorning of Denmark

 

1970 - winner: GERMANY - Maria Korner

1972 - winner: NORWAY - Ingeborg Sorensen

 

1973 June 24 - Barcelona, Spain

The 16 contestants lined up for a photo session.  A complete list of contestants is not available.  Bogina Adryva of Czechoslovakia (3rd from right) was Miss Photogenic.  Other award winners were Helene Subopoulos of Greece (Best National Costume) & Laurence Erhart of Switzerland (Miss Elegance).  Miss Great Britain (2nd from right) was Linda Hooks, who was Miss International 1972.  Belgium, Portugal & Sweden also were known to have sent contestants.

Corsica, Monaco, Austria, Scotland and Luxembourg


Diana Scapolan of Italy was crowned by the previous year's titleholder, Ingeborg Sorensen of Norway. 


The 2nd-place finisher is unknown, Diana Scapolan of Italy (winner) & Monaco (3rd) - her name has been mentioned as either Veronique Marcier or Nadine Benoit


Best Legs
Yugoslavia - Milluc Birkic

 

1974 April - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain



Top  France, Sweden, Monaco (Dany Coutelier) & Spain (Rocio Martin)

Bottom
  Denmark, Holland (Ivonne Jansen - Best Legs winner), Corsica & Turkey (Sibel Kamman - Miss Photogenic winner)


 


The winner was crowned by the 1973 titleholder, Diana Scapolan

Rocio Martin of Spain (2nd), Wenche Steen of Norway (winner) & Dany Coutelier of Monaco (3rd)

 

1975 - Monaco (19 contestants) 1976 - Andorra (23 contestants) 1984 December 14 - Vienna, Austria

1  BELGIUM - Vivianne Van der Cauter
2  FRANCE - Dany Voissin
3  SPAIN - Carmen Garcia

1  SPAIN - Maria Teresa Maldonado Valle
2  HOLLAND - Nanny van der Kuyl
3  ANDORRA - Nuria Berruezo


Miss Norway's reaction at winning the title
 

1  NORWAY - Trine Elizabeth Mork
2  SPAIN - Susana Alguacil
3  HUNGARY - Rita Toth

 

1986 March - Malta (24 contestants)


Andrea Csilla Molnar of Hungary (3rd), Raquel Brun of Sweden (winner) & Cecile Lartique of France (2nd)


Miss Hungary was asked to bring her crown to Malta, for use on the new Miss Europa.  Csilla Molnar is shown wearing it when she won the Miss Hungary contest.

 

1996 October 18 - Izmir, Turkey (35 contestants) 1998
1  SWEDEN - Mimmi Gunnarsson
Among the remainder
FINLAND - Jenni Rautawaara
NEW CALEDONIA - Tanya Lise Chitty (Miss Elegance)
1  YUGOSLAVIA - Natasa Spasojevic


 

 

1999 September 8 - Taormina, Sicily, Italy  (34 contestants)


1  ROMANIA - Anna Maria Tudorache
2  SPAIN - Eva Maria Blanco Games
Among the remainder
ALBANIA - Aldona Elezi
BULGARIA - Cristina Stan
BULGARIA - Ana Maria Oproiu
ENGLAND- Katie Vigers
ENGLAND- Kishmiro Dickinson
ENGLAND - Danielle Wall
ENGLAND - Zara Baynes
ENGLAND - Angela Lynn Smedley
FINLAND - Linda Kvalvag
FINLAND - Anu Pekkarinen
FINLAND - Jenni Ahola
GERMANY - Jessica Stahl
HUNGARY - Lilla Hartai
HUNGARY - Szilvia Booli
LATVIA - Iveta Vanaga
MALTA - Citianne Balzan
ROMANIA - Alina Tautan
ROMANIA - Ana Maria Tudorache
ROMANIA - Simona Verestiuc
SWEDEN - Nadine Callus
UKRAINE - Galina Lakhtina

 

There was no Miss Europa contest in 2000, and another planned for 2001 in Taormina, Sicily, was not held.

 

2002 May 19 - Roma Musical Theater, Warsaw, Poland  (48 contestants)

Malgorzata Ksiazek of Poland (2nd), Amandine Hatzithomas of Greece (winner) & Anita Gaal of Hungary (3rd).  Miss Poland also won the Miss Internet award.
Remainder
ALBANIA - Denisa Cela
ALBANIA - Elisabeta Gjonpali
ANDORRA - Vanessa Baudet
ARMENIA - Florina Curelea
ARMENIA - Liliana Vitan
AUSTRIA - Caroline Gudonius
BELGIUM - Brunhilde Verhenne
BULGARIA - Alten Alieva
BULGARIA - Veneta Harizanova
CYPRUS - Marianna Simeou
DENMARK - Maria Farch Kristensen
DENMARK - Renée Nielsson
ENGLAND - Emma O’Regan
FINLAND - Linda Lillbäck
FINLAND - Sanna Ojamaa
FRANCE - Amandine Guyot
FRANCE - Jessica Laberterie
GERMANY - Anna Werner
GERMANY - Johanna Mitterer
HOLLAND - Danielle van Kreuningen
HOLLAND - Linda van der Hilst
HUNGARY - Szabina Stedra
IRELAND - Jayne Louise Slater
ITALY - Barbara Salvati
ITALY - Emiliana De Pasquale
KOSOVO - Dielliza Banjaku
KOSOVO - Dielliza Kolgeci
LATVIA - Sarmite Barsevska
MACEDONIA - Bekime Sadiku
MALTA - Antonella Vella
MALTA - Mae Elizabeth Apap
MOLDOVA - Alice Marcu
MOLDOVA - Michaela Panait
NORWAY - Nadia Tavakolzadeh
POLAND - Anna Baltrukiewicz
POLAND - Katarzyna Starska
ROMANIA - Patricia Dumitrescu
ROMANIA - Roxana Dorobantu
SCOTLAND - Katie Craven
SPAIN - Esther Colado
SPAIN - Rebeca Castillo Castillo
SWEDEN - Frida Lundell
SWITZERLAND - Stefanie Sultzer
TURKEY - Cennet Erol
WALES - Kimberleigh Bates

 

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