Miss Norway is an annual national beauty pageant for unmarried women in Norway . Even before the Second World War , young women were chosen to take part in Miss Europe . Today's competition is called Frøken Norge ( Fräulein Norway ) and goes back to 1950 . Initially it was hosted by the daily Dagbladet , then until 1974 by the women's magazine Det Nye (dt. 'Die Neue'). In the following years there were no elections: the candidates for international competitions were handpicked by a modeling agency . It was not until 1980 that a Miss Norway competition was established again by Miss Norway Models Agency Inc. , which has been organized by Best Company AS since 1986 .
The “most beautiful Norwegian” is chosen in the Frøken Norge competition . The Norwegian candidates for participation in Miss World will be determined in an extra election. Norway has been participating since 1953, but has never won the Miss World competition with a single candidate. Ingeborg Sorensen had achieved the best place at Miss World so far in 1972 with second place. The Norske Miss Universe has also been elected since 1988 , initially at the same event, from 1999 to 2005 in a separate competition, but from the same organization. This is a candidate for Norway at Miss Universe .
Some of the participants won both competitions, such as Bente Brunland 1988/89, Inger Lise Ebeltoft 1995/96, Kathrine Sørland 2002/04 and Helene Tråsavik 2005.