The Miss Belgium pageant, now in its 80th edition, was broadcast live from the casino of Knokke on Sunday evening. Cilou Annys, the 80th Miss Belgium, accepted the crown from Zeynep Sever. She was chosen from amongst 20 candidates. The 18 year old brunette studies interpreting and translation (French and Spanish). She is also Miss West Flanders.
The final of the Miss Belgium contest was broadcast live on two commercial television stations: one Flemish and one in French. Apart from the traditional bikini procession, talent show and question & answer session, for the first time this year's contest also had a lingerie part.
Miss Belgium is chosen by a professional jury (40% of the vote), by tele-voting (40%) and by Darline Devos, the chairwoman of the Miss Belgium Committee (20% of the vote).
The finalists chose Sophie Pannemans (20) from Waremme (Liège) for the title of Miss Congeniality.