Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Ragnhildur.
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir
Born (1981-04-29) 29 April 1981 (age 33)
Occupation Co-host of Kastljós

Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir (born 29 April 1981) is an Icelandic television personality, actress, and former Miss Iceland.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ragnhildur began her gymnastics career in 1991,[2] and was recognised as the 1998 Best Gymnast.[3] Ragnhildur is the co-host of Sjónvarpið's top-rated primetime news/talk show Kastljós. She completed an undergraduate degree in physiotherapy at the University of Iceland. She also hosted Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2007, a contest to decide who represented Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.[4] In recent years, she has been the spokesperson for Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest.[5] She is the only child of Ragnhildur Steinunn Maríusdóttir and Jón Þór Harðarson, a mechanical engineer, who used to work for the Icelandic aluminium company Alcan. Ragnhildur's mother died when she was seven years old. At the age of 27, Ragnhildur started working on a youth program for RÚV-Icelandic National Television. Her impetus and logical truth soon fascinated everyone and she became the co-host of the primetime show Kastljós. Last year Ragnhildur was nominated one of the best Icelandic TV presenters.[6] In August 2011, it was reported that Ragnhildur will be hosting the Icelandic version of the American TV show So You Think You Can Dance.[7]

Preceded by
Manuela Ósk Harðardóttir
Miss Iceland
2003
Succeeded by
Hugrún Harðardóttir

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