She also became the first and the only Norwegian to capture the
She became the clear favorite of the judges, winning the interview and swimsuit preliminaries and all three segments of the semi-finals. During the 1990 competition, she listed herself as "The beauty queen from Hell" as a publicity stunt (because she was born in Hell, Norway. Apart from that, "hell" also means "luck" in Norwegian).
Her runners-up were Carole Gist, (United States of America) and Lizeth Mahecha, (Colombia).
During her reign, she appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as "Ensign Graham" in the episode "Identity Crisis". Grudt was also the last to accompany Bob Hope on his United Service Organizations tour.
Today, Grudt is the editor of the Norwegian wedding magazine Ditt Bryllup (en Your Wedding). Also, Mona Grudt came in 2nd place in the Norwegian version of Dancing with the Stars, in Norway called Skal vi danse (Shall we dance).
In 2010 she became the host of the seventh Cycle of Norway"s Next Top Model which aired in 2011.