Miss Earth Netherlands 2022 is Merel Hendriksen, Miss Teen of the Netherlands 2022 is Floortje Timmer

The final competition of the Miss Beauty of the Netherlands 2022 pageant was held on Saturday, July 2 at Studio 21 in Hilversum.

A 24-year-old interior designer from Dodewaard, Merel Hendriksen, was named Miss Earth Netherlands 2022 while a 17-year-old aspiring beautician from Houten, Floortje Timmer, clinched the title of Miss Teen of the Netherlands 2022.

They will respectively represent the Netherlands at Miss Earth 2022 in the Philippines and Miss Teen International in India.

Amber Rustenberg, Kim Hulshof, Dalia van Gessel and Beau Goos were the runners-up. A total of 24 finalists competed for the titles at stake during this year's national pageant.

"What a night! I feel like I’m dreaming. As of yesterday evening, I may call myself Miss beauty of the Netherlands and Miss Earth of the Netherlands," Merel said in a statement on social media.

"I want to thank everyone who helped me during this amazing adventure. I am so proud of all the young women who made yesterday’s show an amazing experience," she added.

Photos: Roy Froma / Miss Beauty of the Netherlands

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