The Miss Exclusive 2021 competition took place on June 26 in Zottegem with Nisa Van Baelen winning the top plum.

The 21-year-old model from Limburg bested 13 other candidates, earning her the right to compete at the 2021 Miss Earth pageant. She succeeded last year’s winner Kimbery Bosman.

Her court included Selena Ali (Miss Air), Lisa Laurijssen (Miss Water), Gaëlle Vlamynck (Miss Fire) and Julie Desmet (runner-up).

“After more than a year of hard work, I have finally reached my goal,” Van Baelen was quoted on HLN. No stranger to pageants, she previously competed in Miss Belgium 2020 and placed in the Top 15.

Reigning Miss Earth Lindsey Coffey and Miss Earth Fire Michala Rubinstein graced the Miss Exclusive 2021 finals.

Belgium has yet to win the Miss Earth crown. It currently ranks 39th in Missosology Big5 Ranking. Missosology.Org; Photos from Miss Exclusive page