Miss Universe 2017
Miss Universe 2017, the 66th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 26 November 2017 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, United States. Iris Mittenaere of France crowned her successor Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa at the end of the event; the show was hosted by Ashley Graham, while Fergie and Rachel Platten performed. Carson Kressley joined runway coach and pageant expert Lu Sierra in the commentary and analysis table throughout the telecast. Contestants from 92 countries and territories participated in this year's pageant, surpassing the previous record of 89 contestants in 2011 and 2012. Australian businessman Troy Barbagallo of Miss Universe Australia organization told the Herald Sun newspaper that he made an offer to IMG for Australia to host the 2017 edition with possible host cities to be either Sydney and Melbourne. On 25 May 2017, the Philippine Department of Tourism stated that the Miss Universe Organization offered to host the pageant again in the Philippines; the country hosted the Miss Universe 2016 pageant.
The Miss Universe Organization was accordingly pleased with the Philippines' hosting of the previous pageant claiming it overshadowed the pre-events of the 2017 Super Bowl. On 22 June 2017, the DOT announced that they will not host the pageant this year and considered the possibility of hosting the next edition instead. On 28 September 2017, the Miss Universe Organization via Instagram confirmed the date and venue for the pageant. According to their Instagram page, the pageant is going to be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017, in The AXIS theatre of Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, United States; the six judges for the preliminary competition include: Cecilio Asuncion – Slay Models director and founder Morgan Deane – TAO restaurant group marketing director Wendy Fitzwilliam – Miss Universe 1998 from Trinidad and Tobago Isabelle Lindblom – IMG Models scout Megan Olivi – Fox Sports 1 host and reporter Bill Pereira – CEO, co-chairman of IDT Telecom The seven judges for the final telecast include: Wendy Fitzwilliam – Miss Universe 1998 from Trinidad and Tobago Jay Manuel – television host, creative director, makeup artist Farouk Shami - businessman, owner of Farouk Systems Ross Mathews – television personality Megan Olivi – Fox Sports 1 host and reporter Lele Pons – Vine and YouTube personality Pia Wurtzbach – Miss Universe 2015 from the Philippines Contestants were classified under three geographical regions namely The Americas and Africa & Asia-Pacific for the first time in this edition.
The judges voted for the top 4 candidates from each of the three regions as well as four other candidates regardless of geographical affiliation to advance to the Top 16 round. The remaining 16 candidates competed in a swimsuit competition with 10 of them advancing to the Top 10 for the evening gown competition. Five advances to the Top 5; the audience of the pageant contributed to the scoring of candidates through an online vote to determine those who advance to the Top 10 and Top 5. The question and answer format are followed for the Top 5 and Top 3 round. 92 contestants competed for the title of Miss Universe 2017. Cambodia Laos Nepal Last competed in 1972: IraqLast competed in 2010: ZambiaLast competed in 2014: Egypt Ethiopia Saint Lucia Trinidad and TobagoLast competed in 2015 El Salvador Ghana Ireland Lebanon Belize, Hungary, Kosovo, Switzerland - No national pageant was held. Sierra Leone – Miss Universe Sierra Leone Adama Kargbo was unable to obtain a visa for travel to the United States in time for the competition, thus was forced to withdraw.
Contestants who competed or will be competing at other international beauty pageants
Miss Universe 2006
Miss Universe 2006, the 55th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 23 July 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, United States. Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico was crowned by Natalie Glebova of Canada at the end of the event. 86 contestants competed for the crown. The following celebrities judged the final competition. James Lesure – Actor from NBC's Las Vegas Claudia Jordan – Model for Deal or No Deal. Kazakhstan Last competed in 1977: St. LuciaLast competed in 1997: IcelandLast competed in 2000: St. MartinLast competed in 2002: Northern MarianasLast competed in 2003: Argentina New ZealandLast competed in 2004: Cayman Islands Estonia Ghana St. Vincent & Grenadines Sweden Barbados Belize Curaçao Italy Kenya Netherlands Vietnam Ghana - Miss Congeniality Philippines - Miss Photogenic Japan - Best National Costume West, Donald. "Miss Universe 2006". Pageantopolis.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Miss Universe official website "New Miss Universe hails from Puerto Rico"; the Seattle Times.
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Miss Universe 2009
Miss Universe 2009, the 58th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 23 August at the Imperial Ballroom in Atlantis Paradise Island, The Bahamas. It was the first back-to-back victories in Miss Universe history: Stefanía Fernández was crowned by Dayana Mendoza as her successor at the end of the event and Venezuela is the first and only country to defend Miss Universe title. 84 contestants competed in this year. On 22 August, Jewel Selver representing Turks and Caicos Islands withdrew from the pageant due to illness. Only 83 contestants competed in the final. A Great Britain changed name to UK in 2008; the judges for the preliminary competition are listed below: Mark Wylie – Best Buddies Talent Executive Adriana Ching – Licensed attorney and a former real estate developer avid philanthropist Todd Winston – Veteran of the hospitality industry and Vice President of Sales at Creative Promotional Rosalina Lydster – Fashion designer for celebrities Tiza Tjokroadisumarto – Director of Retail Operations for Michael Kors Corinne Nicolas – President of Trump Model Management David Friedman – Last Call with Carson Daly Executive Producer Steven Schillaci – Talent Producer for many hit shows including American Idol Mario Mosley – Hollywood Choreographer of Oxygen's Dance Your Ass Off Sarah Markantonis – Ambassador of Kerzner International Bahamas The following celebrities judged the final competition: Dean Cain – Actor and producer Tamara Tunie – Actress, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Colin Cowie – Author, Television Personality and Designer to the Stars Valeria Mazza – International Supermodel Matthew Rolston – Leading Photographer and director Richard LeFrak – Chairperson, President and CEO LeFrak Organization Andre Leon Talley – Award-winning Writer and editor Heather Kerzner – Philanthropist and Ambassador for Kerzner International and Resorts Farouk Shami – Founder and Chairman of CHI Hair Care Keisha Whitaker – Fashion Maven and Founder of the Kissable Couture Lip Gloss line Gerry DeVeaux – Award-winning Producer and Style Guru George J. Maloof, Jr.
– Professional Sports Mogul and Hotelier Last competed in 1998: RomaniaLast competed in 2006: Ethiopia Iceland Namibia SwedenLast competed in 2007: Bulgaria Guyana Lebanon Zambia Egypt – Elham Wagdy was appointed to represent Egypt. She was the 1st runner-up in Miss Egypt 2005 national pageant, she represented Egypt in Miss Earth 2005, Miss International 2006 and Miss Intercontinental 2007. Vietnam – Võ Hoàng Yến was appointed Miss Universe Vietnam 2009 by UNICorp, the franchise holder of Miss Universe in Vietnam. Yến was the 1st runner-up at Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 pageant. Antigua and Barbuda Denmark Kazakhstan – Olga Nikitina did not compete in Miss Universe 2009 for lack of sponsoring from her country. Sri Lanka – Faith Landers did not participate in Miss Universe 2009 despite being announced that she would. Turks and Caicos – Jewel Selver withdrew from the competition 24 hours before the final claiming she was suffering from dehydration. Trinidad and Tobago – Peter Elias, the franchise holder for Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed that the Caribbean nation did not send a delegate to Miss Universe 2009 due to lack of sponsorship.
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago was informed by Peter Elias in 2008 that it was difficult for him to find sponsorship and that he would no longer be able to fund the girls. The Government aware of this announced that this competition is for private investment and not Government investment. China - Miss Congeniality Thailand - Miss Photogenic Panama - Best National Costume Donald Trump had intentions on holding the 2009 pageant in Dubai, but backed out due to the political instability regarding relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel and for religious reasons. Croatia was interested in hosting Miss Universe 2009 but they backed out of the project due to economic problems related to the current global economic crisis. In July, investor Jonathan Westbrook tried to get Australia to host Miss Universe 2009 but his efforts were in vain as the possible venues were not interested. For the first time, Bahamas became the official host of the Miss Universe pageant; the presentation show, dress rehearsal and the grand finale took place at the main convention ballroom of Atlantis Paradise Island, the Imperial Ballroom.
This marks the first time the Miss Universe preliminary competition was streamed online to a worldwide audience via Ustream and the Miss Universe website. At the Preliminary Competition all contestants competed in the Swimsuit and Evening Gown categories as part of the selection for the top 15 finalists who will be revealed during the beginning of the two-hour live telecast of the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant live on NBC and Telemundo on Sunday, 23 August; the Preliminary Competition was hosted by Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza and Local Bahamas radio personality Ed Fields. London based singer Anthoney Wright performed his hit song "Wud" during the competition; this marked the first time. 84 contestants pre-taped the national costume introduction including Caicos -- Jewel Selver. Top 15 were announced, followed by Dayana Mendoza sharing about her experiences as Miss Universe 2008; the Top 15 semi-finalists competed in the Swimsuit competition which Top 10 finalists completed in the Evening Gown competition.
The televised audiences could see the judges' average combined scores. Before announcing the finalists, there were two special awards – Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic were given. Both were claimed by Chutima Durongdej of Thailand. Dayana Mendoz
Miss Universe 2018
Miss Universe 2018, the 67th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 17 December 2018 at IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi Province, northern suburb of Bangkok, Thailand. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa crowned her successor Catriona Gray of the Philippines by the end of the event; the show was hosted by comedian Steve Harvey and supermodel Ashley Graham, while television personality Carson Kressley and runway coach Lu Sierra provided commentary and analysis throughout the event. American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo performed during the competition. Contestants from 94 countries and territories participated in this year's pageant, surpassing the previous record of 92 contestants in 2017. Angela Ponce of Spain became the first transgender contestant to compete for the Miss Universe title; the Miss Universe Organization was in talks to host the Miss Universe 2018 competition in China. Negotiations collapsed after the Chinese refused to broadcast the pageant live, due to the large time difference between China and the United States.
Afterwards, the MUO opened negotiations with the Philippines, after they had hosted 2016. In April 2018, then-Secretary of Tourism Wanda Tulfo Teo spoke with President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte regarding the possibility of hosting the pageant in Boracay in November 2018, which by will be newly rehabilitated after being closed to tourists for six months. On 6 May, Tulfo-Teo announced that the Philippines had a "90% chance" of hosting the pageant and disclosed that the tourism department would be looking for sponsors, since the LCS Holdings Inc. of Chavit Singson, the major sponsor of the Miss Universe 2016 had declined financing the 2018 pageant. On 18 May 2018, Tulfo's successor Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced that the country dropped the hosting bid due to budget constraints and other concerns. Romulo-Puyat pointed out that the Philippines had hosted the pageant and had no reason to do so again so soon. On 31 July 2018 it was announced by MUO President Paula Shugart, in a live press conference at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, that the 2018 pageant would be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December.
The city has hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1992 and 2005. Current Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, alongside with two former Miss Universes Apasra Hongsakula and Natalie Glebova, participated in the announcement. Unlike in recent years, the contestants were trimmed down to 20 semifinalists, compared to 16 in 2017 and 13 in 2016; the initial semifinalists were selected through a closed-door interview and a preliminary competition—in swimwear and evening gown—held several days before the finals night. The continental format, introduced in the 2017 edition, remained—consisting of five semifinalists from Europe, five from the Americas, five from Africa and Asia-Pacific, five wildcards—regardless of continental grouping; the top 20 were tasked to give an opening statement—a 15-second statement about the contestant—to the judges and viewing public, after which the judges narrowed downed the semifinalists to the top 10, who competed in both swimsuit and evening gown. After the swimwear and evening gown competitions, the judges selected the top five to compete in the preliminary question and answer round.
After said segment, the judges selected the final three. The top three participated in the final word and final look portions, after which the judges chose Miss Universe 2018 and her two runners-up. For this edition, there was no online voting component for viewers at home; the seven judges for both the preliminary competition and the final telecast were an all-female panel which included: Liliana Gil Valletta – businesswoman Janaye Ingram – political organizer and Miss New Jersey USA 2004 Monique Lhuillier – fashion designer Michelle McLean – Miss Universe 1992 from Namibia Iman Oubou – scientist and medical missionary Bui Simon – Miss Universe 1988 from Thailand Richelle Singson-Michael – businesswoman 94 contestants competed for the title. Miss Spain, Ángela Ponce, was the first transgender Miss Universe contestant; the organizers tweeted. She failed to make the Top 20; the rules were changed to allow transgender women to compete after the Miss Universe Organization, owned at the time by the future US President Donald Trump, was criticized in 2012, threatened with legal action, for disqualifying Jenna Talackova from their Miss Canada contest after discovering she was transgender.
Armenia Kyrgyzstan Mongolia Last competed in 2015: GreeceLast competed in 2016: Belize Denmark Hungary Kenya Kosovo Switzerland Austria – The local franchisee returned the license to Miss Universe Organization. Ethiopia – No national pageant was held. Guyana – Guyana will not be allowed to participate in this year's Miss Universe pageant, according to the most recent franchise holder Jyoti Hardat, who says the country is being barred because of the "nasty emails" and "death threats" sent to the Miss Universe Organisation in the ensuing controversy over last year's delegate. Iraq – No national pageant held nor contestant designation announced. Romania – No national pageant held nor contestant designation announced. Slovenia – Due to internal problems at the local franchise, the Miss Universe Slovenia 2018 has been canceled. Tanzania – No national pageant was held. Trinidad and Tobago – The local franchisee announced that the national contest will not be held this year. In the same statement it was announced that no other form of local selection would be held and no candidate would be sent to Bangkok.
This was contrary to previous reports stating that Martrecia Alleyne, the first runner-up at National Pageant in 2017 was appointed as Miss
Miss Universe 2005
Miss Universe 2005, the 54th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 31 May 2005 at Impact Arena in Nonthaburi Province, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand. Natalie Glebova of Canada was crowned by Jennifer Hawkins of Australia as her successor at the end of the event. 81 contestants competed in this year. A panel of twelve judges evaluated contestants in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant. Heidi Albertsen - Danish model, winner of Elite Model Look World Final Kevin S. Bright - Executive producer of Friends Mario Cimarro - Cuban actor Bryan Dattilo - Days of Our Lives actor Carson Kressley - Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fashion expert Cassie Lewis - U. S. Model Louis Licari - Celebrity hairstylist Anne Martin - from Cover Girl and Max Factor marketing Porntip Nakhirunkanok - Miss Universe 1988 from Thailand Oleksandra Nikolayenko - Miss Ukraine Universe 2004 Chutinant Bhirombhakdi - Executive Vice Director, Director of Boon Rawd Brewery Jean-Georges Vongerichten - French chef Latvia Aruba Germany Nigeria Trinidad and Tobago – Cheryl Ankrah was crowned Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2005 but was dethroned after she was accused of not fulfilling her duties and becoming overweight.
Although Ankrah got an injunction to prevent another pageant being held, a Judge overturned that and a second Miss Trinidad and Tobago pageant was held. The winner of the second pageant, who represented Trinidad and Tobago at Miss Universe, was Magdalene Walcott. Thailand publicized its bid to host the pageant 10 July 2004, during a visit by Jennifer Hawkins, Miss Universe 2004, to the country. At the time, Chile and Greece were being considered to host the event. One month it was announced that Bangkok, Thailand had been informally selected to host the competition, at a cost of US$6.5 million. The cost was to be funded by the Thai government in an attempt to boost tourism. In October the proposal faced difficulties when the Thai government were slow to provide the promised funds, which discouraged prospective sponsors, leading Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to become involved to make sure that plans were not derailed; the organization awarded official hosting rights to the Matching Entertainment company in December 2004, after an unsuccessful attempt by a different company, Showcase Thailand 2005.
In February 2005, after the Thai government confirmed plans to back the pageant, the Deputy Prime Minister refuted claims that the event would be held in Khao Lak, a resort town devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but confirmed that Southern Thailand would host events prior to the final competition.2005 was the second time the pageant was held in Bangkok. The city hosted the Miss Universe 1992 competition, won by Michelle McLean of Namibia. Miss Universe official website Pageantopolis - Miss Universe 2005
Miss Universe 2013
Miss Universe 2013, the 62nd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 9 November 2013 at the Crocus City Hall, Krasnogorsk, a suburb of Moscow, Russia. Olivia Culpo of the United States crowned her successor Gabriela Isler of Venezuela at the end of the event. 86 contestants competed for the crown. § Voted into the Top 16 by viewers 86 delegates have been selected to compete in this year: Irina Agalarova – Russian fashion icon Corinne Nicolas – modeling industry veteran David Perozzi – Emmy-nominated producer and journalist Alicia Quarles – New York-based correspondent for E! News Gabriel Rivera-Barraza – fashion publicist and philanthropist Jose Sariego – Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Telemundo Media Elena Semikina – Miss Universe Canada 2010 Carol Alt – American model and actress, host of Fox News program A Healthy You & Carol Alt Italo Fontana – Italian watchmaker, founder of U-Boat Watches Philipp Kirkorov – Russian pop singer Tara Lipinski – retired American figure skater, Olympic gold medalist Nobu Matsuhisa – Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur Farouk Shami – Palestinian-American businessman, founder of professional hair care products company Farouk Systems Steven Tyler – lead vocalist of Aerosmith, former American Idol judge Anne Vyalitsyna – Russian model, coach for Oxygen reality show The Face Azerbaijan Austria – Doris Hofmann was appointed to represent Austria, she was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Austria 2013 pageant.
Azerbaijan – Aysel Manafova was appointed to represent Azerbaijan by Aras Agalarov, one of the main organizers of the pageant, she was Miss Azerbaijan 2012. Denmark – Cecilia Iftikhar was appointed to represent Denmark by Lene Memborg, national director of Miss Universe in Denmark. Cecilia was Miss Earth Denmark 2011. Germany – Anne-Julia Hagen was appointed as "Miss Universe Germany 2013" after a casting call took place, she was Miss Germany 2010. Greece – Anastasia Sidiropoulou was appointed as "Miss Universe Greece 2013" by Vassilis Prevelakis, national director of Miss Universe in Greece. Anastasia was "Miss Young 2010". Kazakhstan – Aygerim Kozhakanova was appointed to represent Kazakhstan, she was a contestant at the Miss Kazakhstan 2012 pageant. Vietnam – Trương Thị May was appointed as "Miss Universe Vietnam 2013" by Unicorp, the license holder of the Miss Universe Organization in Vietnam. Canada – Denise Garrido was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2013 during the pageant finals but was stripped of the crown after a few hours when the organization discovered that there was a typo error in the ratings of the top 5 entries, which impacted the final results of the competition.
The official winner was announced to be Riza Santos, placed as first runner-up. This is the first instance of this type of error in the 11 years that Beauties of Canada has produced the Miss Universe Canada pageant. Garrido has ranked as third runner-up. France – Hinarani de Longeaux was appointed to represent France, by the Miss France Organization as a replacement to Marine Lorphelin, the winner of the Miss France 2013 pageant, who placed 1st Runner-up at Miss World 2013 and was ineligible to compete for Miss Universe 2013. Longeaux was the 1st runner-up at the Miss France 2013 pageant. Serbia – Nikolina Bojic was crowned Miss Serbia 2013, but was dethroned after it was revealed that she was married. Aleksandra Doknic took her place as Miss Serbia 2013 for Miss World, while Ana Vrcelj became new Miss Serbia 2013 for Miss Universe. Albania – Fioralba Dizdari withdrew due to Kosovo not being able to compete. Cayman Islands – No contest held Cyprus – The date for Star Cyprus 2013 conflicted with Miss Universe.
Georgia – Janeta Kerdikoshvili did not participate because of unexpected health problems. However, she represented the country at the Miss Universe 2015. Ireland – The Miss Universe Ireland pageant was rescheduled for the following year. Kosovo – Mirjeta Shala withdrew because she wasn't able to enter Russia as it does not recognize Kosovo as an independent country. Mirjeta represented the country in the Miss Universe 2015. Montenegro – Nikoleta Jovanović withdrew as she did not meet the minimum age requirements. St. Lucia – No contest held Uruguay – Micaela Orsi withdrew because her visa application was denied by the Russian Embassy and for some disagreements about her contract with the national director. On 15 August 2013, Andy Cohen, gay, declined to co-host the pageant, due to the country's recent adoption of anti-gay laws. An Internet petition was started for the Miss Universe Organization to relocate the pageant from Moscow due to these laws as well as human rights concerns. MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts openly gay, took on hosting duties.
While he condemned Russia for its anti-gay law, he stated his belief that his presence in Russia would make for a more effective statement against Russian homophobia than boycotting. Years after the event, the owner at the time, Donald Trump, is involved in an ongoing controversy related to the pageant in Russia. Miss Universe official website
Hørsholm Kommune is a municipality in the Copenhagen Capital Region in the northern part of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 31 km², has a total population of 24,796, its mayor as of 2010 is a member of the Conservative People's Party political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Hørsholm. Neighboring municipalities, in line with the Kommunalreformen, are Fredensborg municipality to the north, Allerød municipality to the west, Rudersdal municipality to the south. To the east is the Øresund, the strait that separates Denmark from Sweden; the distance to Sweden from the coast at Hørsholm is ca. 17 km to Landskrona or ca. 9 km to the Swedish island of Ven. Hørsholm and the neighbouring town Rungsted has an average income per household among the highest in the country - a fact strongly reflected in the price of housing in the area. Wealthy households are attracted to Hørsholm by its comparatively low income tax rate, proximity to forests and the sea.
Moreover, the commuting distance to central Copenhagen remains reasonably short. The Hørsholm Midtpunkt shopping mall with its 65 stores opened in the early 1970s and is the second largest shopping mall in Northern Zealand and among the ten largest shopping malls in the Copenhagen Capital Region. Hørsholm municipality was not merged with other municipalities on January 1, 2007 under the nationwide Kommunalreformen. Hørsholm was the site of the infamous Hirschholm Palace, which served as the summer retreat for King Christian VII and his court in 1771, when his consort, Queen Caroline Matilda, gave birth to her child by Johann Friedrich Struensee, Princess Louise Augusta; the castle, referred to as the "Versailles of the North", was neglected after that fateful year and torn down by Frederick VI, the King's son, in order to provide building materials for Christiansborg Palace, which had burned down in 1794. Hørsholm Church, built in 1832 and designed by Christian Frederik Hansen, is now found on the spot where the castle once stood.
Local museum Hørsholm Egns Museum has a display dedicated to its fate. Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark close to her older brother, Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelmine Schröder a Swedish telegraphist and journalist and confidant and royal mistress of King Charles XV of Sweden Johannes Ewald a Danish national dramatist and poet, lived in the municipality Harald Conrad Stilling a Danish architect of the Late Classical period Dagmar Hansen a Danish cabaret-singer, stage-performer and Denmark's first "pin-up girl". Karen Blixen a Danish author, best known for Out of Africa Sir Stig Fogh Andersen a Danish operatic tenor, a Wagner-tenor Jesper Kyd a Danish composer and sound designer Alex Vargas a Danish singer and record producer Cecilie Wellemberg a Danish model and beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Universe Denmark 2015 Holger Scheuermann a Danish surgeon after whom Scheuermann's disease is named Dorete Bloch a Danish zoologist and author of numerous books on the animals and plants of the Faroe Islands.
Anja Cetti Andersen an astronomer and astrophysicist Louise Conring a Danish superintendent, hospital inspector and nurse. Thomas Dinesen VC a Danish recipient of the Victoria Cross, won whilst serving for Canada Gunnar Dyrberg a member of the Danish resistance movement during WWII Simon Spies a Danish tycoon, lived in the municipality, paid an annual municipality tax of DK 50 to 60 m. Henrik Stiesdal a Danish inventor and businessman in the modern wind power industry Anisette Torp-Lind a Danish former competitive figure skater, competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics Tommy Løvenkrands a Danish former professional football player, 157 club caps Louise Hansen a Danish retired association football player, considered the most successful Danish woman footballer Peter Løvenkrands is a Danish former footballer, 313 club caps and 22 for Denmark Joachim B. Hansen a Danish professional golfer, lives in Rungsted Christina Nielsen a Danish auto racing driver Municipality's official website Rungsted Harbour's website Karen Blixen's website Hørsholm's local museum Hørsholms hunting and forest museum Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal merges and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map