21-year-old psychology student at Utrecht University, Philisantha Van Deuren, was crowned Miss World Netherlands 2017 during a gala held on Sunday, July 30 at Hendrik Marsmanzaal – Hotel Theater Figi Zeist Utrecht. Philisantha was crowned by last year winner Rachelle Reijnders.
Miss Deuren will now represent Netherlands at the 2017 Miss World finals to be held in November in China. She is into singing, playing the piano, painting and sailing.
Rachel Ausemms and Annet Duarte Lopes finished first and second runners-up, respectively. Lynn Rosalee Peters and Elize De Jong were the remaining top 5 finalists.