Miss Suomi 2023: Miss Universe Finland 2023 is Paula Joukanen

Paula Susanna Joukanen edged out nine other finalists to win Miss Suomi 2023 (Miss Universe Finland 2023) on Saturday, September 9 at Aino Areena in Järvenpää.

The 22-year-old law student at the University of Helsinki who also works as a legal trainee at a construction consulting firm will now prepare to represent Finland at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador this November.

"I applied for the Miss Suomi competition because I want to show the world that the age-old cliche 'beauty and brains' is quite possible," said the new Miss Universe Finland.

"You can be groomed and impressive on the outside without taking away your academic intelligence or athleticism," she added.

Serina Suvila, 23, from Turku, and Maisa Alatalo, 21, from Tampere, were the first and second runners-up, respectively.

Reigning Miss International Jasmin Selberg of Germany graced the glittering gala as a special guest.

Last year's winner, Petra Hämäläinen, who was recently appointed as Miss International Finland 2023, crowned her successor at the end of the event. She will participate in Miss International 2023 this October in Tokyo, Japan.

Road to the 72nd Miss Universe:

Photos: Hans Lehtinen, Laura Iikkanen / Miss Suomi


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