Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Renate Cerljen

Renate Cerljen, Miss Earth Sweden 2011:

Born Renate Veronica Cerljen
March 26, 1988 (age 23)
Staffanstorp, Sweden
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair color Brown
Title(s) Miss Universe Sweden
Miss Earth Sweden
competition(s) Miss Universe Sweden
Miss Universe 2009 (top 15)
Miss Beauty of the World 2010 (Top 5)

Renate Veronica Cerljen (born March 26, 1988 in Staffanstorp, Sweden) is the first ever winner of the Miss Universe Sweden pageant which she won on June 6, 2009. Cerljen represented Sweden at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant on the Bahamas on August 23, 2009 and placed in the Top 15.

Renate was the first non-winner of the Miss Sweden pageant since 1952 to represent Sweden at Miss Universe since Miss Sweden lost its rights to crown a contestant for Miss Universe earlier in 2009. Cerljen was also the first delegate from Sweden at the international final since 2006 when Josephine Alhanko placed in the Top 20. Miss Universe 1984 winner Yvonne Ryding was among the judges in the final which crowned Cerljen as winner. By making the Top 15 Cerljen became Swedens 29th semifinalist at the Miss Universe pageant overall. In May 2010 Cerljen placed fifth in the Miss Beauty of the World pageant in China. Cerljen was a judge at the Miss Sinergy 2010 pageant which is an annual pageant made by the House of Sweden in Washington DC, USA.

Cerljen will represent Sweden in Miss Earth 2011 on Pattaya, Thailand on November 19. She was choosen internally by the organization as Miss Earth Sweden 2011.

Cerljen has previously been an elite gymnast but had to quit four years ago because of an injury during training.



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