Lizzy Dobbe replaces Dilay Willmestein as Miss World Netherlands 2021

06 Oct 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The organization of Miss World Netherlands hosted the coronation ceremony for Miss World Netherlands 2020/2021 on 1st July 2021, where Dilay Willemstein was crowned as the new queen. Recently, the 21 year-old newly crowned has decided not to represent the Netherlands at the Miss World pageant in Puerto Rico. The diva has refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19, which is a requirement to travel to the competition.

"I'm not ready to take the shot yet. I don't feel good about it," said Dilay Willemstein in an interview. “But I like to look ahead. This door is closing, but new doors will open for me,” added Dilay, who previosuly said that winning the competition was her lifelong dream.



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A spokesperson for the Miss World Netherlands election confirmed a report about this in an interview that Miss World Netherlands 2020/2021 first runner-up Lizzy Dobbe has now been appointed as the new Miss World Netherland 2021 and will now represent the country at Miss World 2021.

The 20-year-old Lizzy Dobbe from Den Helder will now start preparing for the international stint at one of the biggest beauty pageants in the world. Lizzy has always wanted to be a role model for people who have been bullied, because she has experienced it herself. She was bullied during her high school years and therefore transferred to another school. She now feels a lot more confident, is training to become a social service provider and runs a beauty salon as a side job. "I was looking for something that would allow me to further develop myself. I am socially involved and really want to change something in the world," she said earlier.



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The 70th edition of Miss World pageant, Miss World 2021 is all set to be held on 16th December 2021 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Due to the pandemic last year, Miss World organization also cancelled the 2020 edition. Thus, the reigning queen Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica will crown her successor at the 2021 edition.