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Miss Universe Belgium 2012 Laura Beyne

Miss Universe Belgium 2012 Laura Beyne

OHMYGOSSIP — Laura Beyne; (born May 25, 1992) is a Belgian beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Belgium 2012 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe and Miss World pageants.

Laura is student Real Estate Agent the first year student. She speaks in English, French and Dutch.

Beauty from Brussels, Laura Beyne has been crowned Miss Belgium 2012 by Justine De Jonckheere (Miss Belgium 2011) at the Casino de Knokke inKnokke-Heist on Sunday coronation night of 8 January 2012. Laura Beyne will paint Belgium in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on 18 August 2012 and/or Miss Universe 2012.

Miss Universe 2012, the 61st Miss Universe pageant, will be held in December 2012 in a venue to be announced by the Miss Universe Organization. Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes from Angola will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest run by the Miss Universe Organization. The pageant is the most publicized beauty contest in the world with 600 million viewers. The contest was founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. The pageant became part of Kayser-Roth and then Gulf and Western Industries, before being acquired by Donald Trump in 1996. In 1998, Miss Universe changed its name from Miss Universe, Inc. to Miss Universe Organization and the headquarters moved from Long Beach California, to New York City that year. Donald Trump brought in a new team of professionals to the contest headed by its new CEO, Molly Miles, and president Maureen Reidy. The contest would use the slogan “Redefined for Today” for promotion of the pageants. The current Miss Universe is Leila Lopes, from Angola. She won the title on Sept 12, 2011.

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU’s headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi), and it has a population of about 11 million people. Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups, the Dutch-speakers, mostly Flemish (about 60%), and the French-speakers, mostly Walloons (about 40%), plus a small group of German-speakers. Belgium’s two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region. A German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia. Belgium’s linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in the political history and a complex system of government.

Area: 32,547 square kilometers (12,566 sq. mi.), about the size of Maryland.
Cities: Capital–Brussels (pop. 1,089,538). Other cities–Antwerp (483,505); Ghent (243,336); Charleroi (202,598); Liege (192, 504); Bruges (116,741); and Namur (108,950).

Population (July 2011): 10,431,477.
Annual population growth rate (2011): -0.04%.
Density: 830.1 per sq. mi.
Religions: Predominantly Roman Catholic, with Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Anglican, Greek and Russian Orthodox, as well as secularism, “recognized” religions receiving government subsidies.
Languages: Dutch, French, German. Linguistic regions–(Dutch-speaking) Flanders 57.7%; (French-speaking) Wallonia 31.6%; (legally bilingual) Brussels Capital Region 10%; German-speaking 0.7%.
Education: Literacy–99%.

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