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ShowbizFrom a psychologist and notary in the making, to an aeronautical engineer and an architect. The batch of finalists for the crown of Miss Belgium 2023 looks heavier than other years. “There are so many good and impressive candidates, we could hardly choose,” says Darline Devos of the Miss Belgium Committee. “That is why we did not select 30 finalists, but 32.” Nineteen Flemish, thirteen Walloon, and one of them succeeds Chayenne Van Aarle (23). In the final straight line to the election on February 11, 2023, the finalists will travel to the Baron Resort in Sharm El Sheikh next weekend.

Miss Belgium finalist number 01 Christina Lalomia © kevin swijsen

1) Christina Lalomia

19 years from Genk. Student administrative assistant in the sixth secondary school. Christina has both Greek and Italian roots.

Miss Belgium finalist number 02 Solyne husson
Miss Belgium finalist number 02 Solyne husson © kevin swijsen

2) Solyne Husson

22 years old from the Walloon Yvoir. Works as a saleswoman. Solyne has Italian roots on her father’s side.

Miss Belgium finalist number 03 Noa Kiekens
Miss Belgium finalist number 03 Noa Kiekens © kevin swijsen

3) Noa Kiekens

22 years from Liedekerke. Noa is responsible in a daycare center, loves cycling and does odd jobs as a make-up artist after her job.

Miss Belgium finalist number 04 Charlotte Van Den Berghe
Miss Belgium finalist number 04 Charlotte Van Den Berghe © kevin swijsen

4) Charlotte Van Den Berghe

24 years from Heusden. Works as a sales representative. Her southern touch is one hundred percent Belgian.

Miss Belgium finalist number 05 Cheany Van der Jeugt
Miss Belgium finalist number 05 Cheany Van der Jeugt © kevin swijsen

5) Cheany Van der Youth

24 years from Buggenhout. Cheany studies physio and physiotherapy for dogs at university. She already underwent two heart surgeries in the past.

Miss Belgium finalist number 06 Silva Hakobyan
Miss Belgium finalist number 06 Silva Hakobyan © kevin swijsen

6) Silva Hakobyan

25 years from Quaregnon in Wallonia. Works as an administrative secretary. Silva was born in Armenia and moved to Belgium with her family when she was 7 years old.

Miss Belgium finalist number 07 Claire Lansenebre
Miss Belgium finalist number 07 Claire Lansenebre © kevin swijsen

7) Claire Lansenebre

23 years old from Knokke-Heist. Claire works as a cook, has Filipino roots on her mother’s side and American roots on her father’s. Before she became a chef, she worked as an actress in the Philippines for two years, and was already elected Miss Teen Philippines in 2014. Last year she participated in the Regi Academy.

Miss Belgium finalist number 08 Caprice Coyne
Miss Belgium finalist number 08 Caprice Coyne © kevin swijsen

8) Caprice Coyne

19 years from Geel. Caprice is a designer by profession and has her own children’s clothing line. This Kempense is also friends with another Kempense ex-Miss Belgium, namely Tanja Dexters.

Miss Belgium finalist number 09 Haifa Salem Ali
Miss Belgium finalist number 09 Haifa Salem Ali © kevin swijsen

9) Haifa Salem Ali

20 years from Bilzen. Haifa is a hotel management student from Somalia. At the age of 8 she fled the war from Somalia with her family, and for years she wandered all over the world. She has only lived in Belgium since she was 15.

Miss Belgium finalist number 10 Lena Gonzales
Miss Belgium finalist number 10 Lena Gonzales © kevin swijsen

10) Lena Gonzalez Blanco

20 years from Aalst. This hostess has Spanish roots on her father’s side, and was effectively raised in Spain. She lived there for eleven years. She has been living in Belgium for seven years.

Miss Belgium finalist number 11 Demmi Van Bossche
Miss Belgium finalist number 11 Demmi Van Bossche © kevin swijsen

11) Demmi Van Bossche

25 years from Eeklo. Demmi works as a clinical psychologist in her own practice.

Miss Belgium finalist number 12 Noemie Rosato
Miss Belgium finalist number 12 Noemie Rosato © kevin swijsen

12) Noemie Rosato

25 years from the Walloon Nandrin. Noémie works at the Ministry of Defence, where she takes care of PR. Her roots are in Sicily, where both her parents come from. In 2020 she already participated in Miss Liège.

Miss Belgium finalist number 13 Sjoukje Degraeve
Miss Belgium finalist number 13 Sjoukje Degraeve © kevin swijsen

13) Sjoukje Degraeve

24 years from Torhout. Works as a servant. A special first name that she owes to her Dutch grandfather, Sjoukje is used quite often.

Miss Belgium finalist number 14 Kessia Viera
Miss Belgium finalist number 14 Kessia Viera © kevin swijsen

14) Kessia-Simao Viera

21 years from Verviers. Studies international management and has Angolan roots.

Miss Belgium finalist number 15 Amy Rombaut
Miss Belgium finalist number 15 Amy Rombaut © kevin swijsen

15) Amy Rombaut

19 years old from Nieuwekerken. Amy studies to become a medical administrative assistant.

Miss Belgium finalist number 16 Perrine Blampain
Miss Belgium finalist number 16 Perrine Blampain © kevin swijsen

16) Perrine Blampain

22 years old from the Walloon Neufmaison. Perrine is currently studying to become a fashion stylist.

Miss Belgium finalist number 17 Esmee Van Walle
Miss Belgium finalist number 17 Esmee Van Walle © kevin swijsen

17) Esmee Van Walle

25 years from De Klinge. Esmée works as an HR consultant and was recently seen on television in ‘De Bachelor’ with Fabrizio Tzinaridis. She was one of the last four ladies.

Miss Belgium finalist number 18 Lena Forseille
Miss Belgium finalist number 18 Lena Forseille © kevin swijsen

18) Lena Forseille

18 years old from Temploux in Wallonia. Léna has just started university to study economics.

Miss Belgium finalist number 19 Elise Casier
Miss Belgium finalist number 19 Elise Casier © kevin swijsen

19) Elise Casier

19 years from Ghent. Elise is passionate about children and is currently studying child care.

Miss Belgium finalist number 20 Leia Vanhove
Miss Belgium finalist number 20 Leia Vanhove © kevin swijsen

20) Leia Van Hove

20 years from the Walloon Franiere. Leia wants to be a vet and is currently in her first year of college.

Miss Belgium finalist number 21 Blendina Sejfija
Miss Belgium finalist number 21 Blendina Sejfija © kevin swijsen

21) Blendina Sejfija

21 years from Antwerp. Blendina works as a content creator. Both her parents are from Albania.

Miss Belgium finalist number 22 Gwendoline Gouverneur
Miss Belgium finalist number 22 Gwendoline Gouverneur © kevin swijsen

22) Gwendoline Governor

22 years old from the Walloon Erezée. Gwendoline works as a makeup artist.

Miss Belgium finalist number 23 Nell Joostens
Miss Belgium finalist number 23 Nell Joostens © Kevin Swijsen

23) Nell Joostens

25 years from Lint. Nell got her mom’s aviation jitters and now works as an aeronautical engineer at TUI herself. Although she now has to go through life without her great example. Nell lost her mom to cancer two years ago.

Miss Belgium finalist number 24 Victoria Kembukuswa
Miss Belgium finalist number 24 Victoria Kembukuswa © kevin swijsen

24) Victoria Kembukuswa

19 years from Waterloo. Victoria is studying biomedical sciences in her first year at university. She got her Congolese roots through both her parents.

Miss Belgium finalist number 25 Ailani Ibens
Miss Belgium finalist number 25 Ailani Ibens © kevin swijsen

25) Ailani Ibens

18 years from Antwerp. Ailani studies business and languages ​​at university. Her blonde locks don’t indicate it, but Ailani does have Moroccan roots on mom’s side.

Miss Belgium finalist number 26 Cecile Deltour
Miss Belgium finalist number 26 Cecile Deltour © kevin swijsen

26) Cecile Deltour

25 years from the Walloon Dison. Cécile has Congolese roots through her mother and works as an architect. Even though she is called Deltour with her family name, Cécile is not related to former Miss Belgium Kedist Deltour.

Miss Belgium finalist number 27 Eva Keusters
Miss Belgium finalist number 27 Eva Keusters © kevin swijsen

27) Eva Keusters

25 years from Tessenderlo. Eva already has a diploma as a lawyer and is currently studying to become a notary. She is in her sixth year at university.

Miss Belgium finalist number 28 Lara Viegas
Miss Belgium finalist number 28 Lara Viegas © kevin swijsen

28) Lara Viegas

19 years old from Nivelles in Wallonia. Lara is currently studying in her first year at the University of Educational Sciences. She owes her southern touch to her Portuguese dad.

Miss Belgium finalist number 29 Emilie Vansteenkiste
Miss Belgium finalist number 29 Emilie Vansteenkiste © Kevin Swijsen

29) Emilie Vansteenkiste

21 years old from Elewijt. Emilie works as a monitor at camps for children and adults with disabilities and now wants to make it her profession. She studies occupational therapy.

Miss Belgium finalist number 30 Beyza Ozcitftci
Miss Belgium finalist number 30 Beyza Ozcitftci © kevin swijsen

30) Beyza Ozciftci

22 years from Schaerbeek. Beyza is a beautician by profession and has Turkish roots.

Miss Belgium finalist number 31 Janah Vanderper
Miss Belgium finalist number 31 Janah Vanderper © kevin swijsen

31) Janah Vanderper

25 years from Roeselare. Janah is the toughest of them all and not afraid to roll up her sleeves. This finalist works on cars every day in her own business. She recently bought a 1964 Citroën old-timer, which she is fully restoring. When she’s not working with cars, she’s riding a motorcycle.

Miss Belgium finalist number 32 Valentine Roger
Miss Belgium finalist number 32 Valentine Roger © kevin swijsen

32) Valentine Roger

19 years old from the Walloon Cuesmes. Valentine is creativity itself and is studying to become an artist.

Find out on Saturday 11 February which of these 32 finalists can take over the crown from Chayenne Van Aarle. The Miss Belgium pageant can be followed on Eclips TV.

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