19 year old Miss Brussels Laura Beyne, a tri-lingual, was elected Miss Belgium 2012, Sunday night at Casino Knokke. First runner-up is Aurore De Geest and the second runner-up is Jade Moens. Many françophone media noted that the stage was dominated by French-speaking Belgians.
Laura is currently training to become a real estate agent and has a passion for dance and fitness. She stands 5 ft and 7.5 inches. Laura will compete at the Miss Universe 2012 to be held in a yet to be disclosed venue.
Laura Beyne (19, 1.72m, Brussels) was crowned Miss Belgium 2012 at the Casino de Knokke in Knokke-Heist. She will represent Belgium in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18 and/or Miss Universe 2012 depending on the schedule of both international pageants. The first runner-up was Aurore De Geest and the second runner-up was Jade Moens. Febe D'Haenens and Sherelle De Jong completed the Top Five.
Belgium elected its second black miss Belgium. The first was Tatiana Silva, Miss Belgium 2005, who was of Cape Verdean origin. This time its Laura Beyne, a 19 year old girl from Brussels. Her father is Belgian, her mother Congolese. She is perfectly bilingual and thus represents both major linguistic communities of Belgium.
source: missosology, thaimiss