Castings for the next Miss World Denmark are in full swing.
The organisers of the beauty contest are looking for 25 candidates who will compete in the Danish finale.
Lisa Lents, the national head who is a former Miss World Denmark herself and competed in Miss World 2008, expects about 300 women to come to the castings in a bid to get closer to winning the prestigious title.
It’s not only physical beauty that counts
Meanwhile, Lents encourages all participants to believe more in themselves.
“Danish girls generally lack confidence. Often, I see incredibly beautiful girls show up for castings, who are intelligent, ambitious and talented, but don’t even realise it,” Lents told Metroexpress.
“I myself often scout girls who say they don’t have what it takes – that they are not slim enough. And I’d be lying if I said that appearance means nothing, but what matters is a good combination of appearance, human qualities, ambition and desire to make a difference.”
Danish, 17 to 24 years old and unmarried
The castings are taking place this Saturday at Hotel Stay in Copenhagen and on Sunday at Hotel Scandic in Aarhus. The next round will be hosted again by hotel Stay on May 9.
In order to qualify for Miss World Denmark, candidates must be Danish citizens, aged 17 to 24 years, unmarried, without children and with no prior appearances in pornographic materials.
Last year’s winner of Miss World Denmark was Pernille Sørensen, a 23-year-old nurse from Aalborg.
Prestigious beauty contest
Miss World is the oldest and most prestigious beauty contest in the world with over 100 countries sending representatives to the grande international finale.
Apart from the honour and title of Miss World, the winner of the contest gets 100,000 dollars.
While reigning, the Miss World will be based in London and travel around the world, representing the organisation and engaging in various charity projects.
Always the bridesmaid
Denmark has never won Miss World or Miss Universe, making it the worst-performing nation in the Nordics.
Leading the way is Sweden with six titles (three of each), followed by Finland (one and two) and Iceland (three and zero), and Norway (zero and one).
A Danish contestant has finished runner-up in Miss World on two occasions, and runner-up in Miss Universe once.