Sharon Pieksma can call herself Miss Nederland 2019. Thanks to her victory, the model can represent the Netherlands during the Miss Universe election.
Pieksma was selected as the winner during a broadcast of the program Hunting for the Crown on RTL 4. She left nine other finalists behind. The 24-year-old from Rotterdam experienced her breakthrough as a model in 2013 when she participated in Holland's next top model.
According to the tradition of the event, Pieksma received the title and accompanying crown from last year's winner, Rahima Dirkse. Pieksma wants to dedicate itself to people, animals and nature and hopes to contribute to the fight against pollution by plastic.