The new Miss Netherlands is Miss Utrecht, 24 year old Deniz Akkoyun. Akkoyun was born and raised in Amersfoort. Her parents were born in Alanya, Turkey.
In the first round the contestant wore dresses by recently deceased designer Percy Irausquin. In the second round, misleadingly called 'African style', they wore ski clothing under which they showed a bikini top. Organizer Hans Konings, who's been involved in the contest since 1989, says they didn't want the image of bikinis and high heels, which is very unfriendly to women on a podium and which fits more on the beach. In the third round the contestants appeared in evening wear, this time by famous Turkish designer Erol Albayrak.
Source: Telegraaf, AD (Dutch)