Sharon Pieksma was crowned Miss Nederland 2019 during the finals held June 30.

The 24-year-old model from Rotterdam will head on to compete in the next edition of the Miss Universe competition. She received the crown from last year’s winner Rahima Dirkse.

“Thank you Miss Nederland for believing in me, giving me bigger power to bring my vision into this world,” Pieksma posted on Instagram.

Fabiënne Davelaar was named the runner-up. Leontine Brns won the Miss Social Media special award, while the Miss Congeniality subtitle went to Daphne Albers.

For weeks, the 10 candidates participated in a reality show titled “Op jacht naar de kroon” (On the hunt for the crown). They competed in various challenges, including the swimsuit round, to convince the judges.

The Netherlands won its only Miss Universe title so far in 1989 with Angela Visser. Missosology.Org; Photos from Eva Flis Facebook page