20-year-old Natalie Ortega from Ålesund this week was named Miss Universe Spain and will thus represent Spain in the international Miss Finals.
Ortega is half Norwegian and half Spanish and moved to Spain to focus on the modeling career after completing high school in Norway, writes TV 2.
The 20-year-old says that she accidentally went on the cast for the miss competition and that she had no expectations.
I was the only blonde with blue eyes. I was unsure if it would be positive or negative, says Ortega, who primarily participated in the hope that it could open new doors.
The fact that I got rid of the crown and the Miss Universe Spain title is still unreal, she tells TV 2.
The 20-year-old has already begun preparing for the international Miss Universe final in December, including preparing answers to questions she may have and perfecting the catwalk.
I also have to do charity work, promote myself as Miss Universe Spain on social media and we also have to build a profile that can reach people with the message I want to give, she says.
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