Saturday, December 10, 2005

Guess what...

Just crowned in China: Miss Iceland - Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir
- Miss World 2005 -
Congratulations, Unnur Birna !

Wikipedia has an article on Unnur Birna.

Delegates from Iceland have twice before won the Miss World title:

1985 Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir
Hófí was, and still is, a kindergarten teacher when she received her title. She has been working in the same place as she was when she became Miss World for the past 20 years, a happily married mother.

1988 Linda Pétursdóttir
Linda led a turmoilous life after being Miss World. She had problems with addiction, which she has now overcome. With other members of her family she owns and runs a ladies only health spa, the Baðhúsið. She very recently became a single mom, of her own choice, and lives life today very happily with her baby.


Baðhúsið is a unique health spa. It was founded by former Miss World, Linda Pétursdóttur, and is strictly for women. It is a place where women can relax and just enjoy themselves, far from any testosterone. Emphasis is placed on treatments, fitness, and relaxation. There are also various special services, for example beauty treatments. Baðhúsið is popular among Icelandic women, and an ideal opportunity for women visiting Iceland to talk with the women of Reykjavík.

In 1963 Guðrún Bjarnadóttir (second from the left in photo) was chosen Miss Universe International on Long Beach, USA. After winning her title she had a successful career working internatianally as a much sought after model and has lived in France for many years.

And in 1970 Henný Hermannsdóttir, a young dance teacher from Iceland, won the title Miss Young International in Japan. She taught at her father´s dance school for many years.

Not bad for a nation with a population of a little less than 300.000, n´est-ce pas?


dwaipayan said...

now i know that miss universes do things other than acting in films....

A Hairy Snail said...

Heh Heh. I actually watched the crowning with my mom. She is exceptianally cute. :D