Mona Grudt Bittrick a green-eyed redhead, became the first Norwegian to capture the Miss Universe title in 1990. Although she was not a favourite prior to the pageant, she became the clear favorite of the judges, winning the interview and swimsuit preliminaries. During the semi-finals she won all three segments. During the 1990 Miss Universe competition, she listed herself as "The beauty queen from Hell" as a publicity stunt (since she was born in Hell, Norway. Apart from that 'hell' also means 'luck' in Norwegian). Her runner-ups were Carole Gist of the U.S. (she is incidentally, the first black woman to ever become Miss USA), and Liseth Mahecha of Colombia.

During her reign, she appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as "Ensign Graham". Grudt was also the last Miss Universe to accompany Bob Hope on his USO tour.

Today, Grudt is the editor of the Norwegian wedding magazine Ditt Bryllup (en. Your Wedding).

Also, Mona Grudt came on 2nd place in the Norwegian version of Dancing with the Stars, in Norway called Skal vi danse (Shall we dance).

Now she is married to American Brody Bittrick, and they have 2 children.

Birth name Mona Grudt
Birthdate April 6, 1971 (1971-04-06) (age 38)
Birth location Hell, Stjørdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Title(s) Miss Norway 1990
Miss Universe 1990
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