Miss Finland 2016 Contestants Introduced!
Miss Finland 2016, also popularly known as the Miss Suomi Kilpailu Pageant has unveiled the Top 10 semi-finalists vying to wear the coveted sash of the nation at various international pageants, which was once a powerhouse!
Miss Finland 2016 is slated to take place on May 13, 2016 at Hotel Vanajanlinna in the southern city of Hämeenlinna. The winners of Miss Finland 2016 (Miss Suomi Kilpailu) will represent the country at Miss Universe 2016, Miss World 2016 and Miss International 2016. Rosa-Maria Ryyti (Miss Universe Finland 2015), Carola Miller (Miss World Finland 2015) and Saara Ahlberg (Miss International Finland 2015) will pass on their crowns to the successors at the end of the grand coronation gala.
Meet the gorgeous ladies battling to wear the prestigious crowns!
- Jenna Ruohola
- Shirly Karvinen
- Emilia Seppänen
- Elina Hoiska
- Heta Sallinen
- Iris Ojalammi
- Esmi Valèn
- Laura Mononen
- Elli-Noora Koskela
- Samira Omer
Finland had a terrific status in the bygone era and was considered to be one of the biggest powerhouses of beauty and talent. Lola Wallinkoski was the last delegate from Finland to mark her presence at Miss Universe in 1996 by winning the second runner up title at Miss Universe 1996 pageant. Since then, no representatives from Finland have made to the semi-finals of Miss Universe. Finland has placed at Miss Universe 15 times since its participation in 1964 and has won two Miss Universe crowns through Anne Pohtamo in 1975 and Armi Kuusela, who was the first ever Miss Universe crowned in 1952. But since 1996, the elongated drought has not ended up till now.
However, Krista Haapalainen was the last delegate from Finland to place in the Top 25 quarter finals of Miss World 2014. Finland has six placements at Miss World, and one Miss World crown through Marita Lindahl, who was crowned as Miss World 1957.
Finland has 22 placements in Miss International with one crown through Anneli Björkling, who was crowned as Miss International 1972.
But the nation has lost its celebrated and magnanimous powerhouse status in last few decades. After seeing the batch of Miss Finland 2016, do you think the hunger game of Finland is about to end this year? Do you see a placement on the cards of Finland? Do share your opinions!