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Michaela Söderholm is the new Miss Finland. The second runner-up, Pihla Koivuniemi, standing on the left and the first runner-up, Adriana Gerxhalija, posing on the right. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Michaela Söderholm, 25, was crowned as Miss Finland 2017 at Hotel Kalastajatorppa in Helsinki’s Munkkiniemi district on Sunday evening.

Söderholm, who comes from Helsinki, is the oldest of the ten candidates who competed for the title. Last year the upper age limit for the Miss Finland competition was 24 but this year the age limit was lifted to 26. She said earlier that she has been “the mother” of the candidates who wanted that “everybody feels good.”

After the crowning, Söderholm said that she will be a “warm, good-hearted and brave” Miss Finland.

Michaela will represent bravely. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today