Miss Intercontinental Netherlands 2018 finalist Nina Irambona

28 Jun 2018 | Angelique Reyes

Miss Intercontinental Netherlands 2018 will soon hold its grand finale to find out who of the twelve announced contestants will be taking over Miss Intercontinental Netherlands 2017 Cathelijne Heppenhuis’ crown. The newly crowned queen will then represent the Netherlands at the Miss Intercontinental 2018 Pageant where Miss Intercontinental 2017 Veronica Salas Vallejo of Mexico will crown her successor.

Netherlands’ last placement at Miss Intercontinental was at last year’s Miss Intercontinental 2017 when Miss Intercontinental Netherlands 2017 Cathelijne Heppenhuis was adjudged Miss Europe and the 2nd runner-up at Miss Intercontinental 2017.

Of all the contestants, we chose 5 that we believe are the ones standing out in the race to the crown currently, and here is the scoop on one of our favourites.


Miss Intercontinental Netherlands 2018 finalist Nina Irambona

(Photo Credits: Nina Irambona Instagram Official)

Nina Irambona lives in Heemskerk. She was born in Bujumbura and came to the Netherlands when she was just 2 years old. At the moment she is working as a Hostess at Ajax Business lounges, and now also at KLM business lounge.

After she won the title, the first thing she did was call her family abroad as they are her number 1 supporters.

On being asked what she wanted to achieve through the Miss Intercontinental Netherlands 2018 election, she says, “I would like to inspire other women regardless of race color or belief, as long as you believe in yourself, nothing should stop you. Radiate who you are. And stand up for yourself!”

Nina’s perfect idea of leisure time is doing nice things together with family, or girlfriends, she also love traveling and her work as a model. She also says that once she has a goal in mind, she puts her 100% into achieving it.

Before winning the crown of Miss Intercontinental Noord Holland she became Miss East Africa The Netherlands 2017. Before this she was already working on a project in Africa that supported children in terms of education and a safe place. The school had more than 200 students who even stayed overnight because they had to travel far or have little or no money for it.

Miss Beauty of the Netherlands is the proud owner of Miss Intercontinental Netherlands. This year 12 provincial missions compete for the title of Miss Intercontinental Netherlands. Miss Intercontinental has been around since 1971 and is one of the longest running international elections. Every year the location has a different international venue and there are always around 60 countries. The final will take place this year in November in India.