Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir

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Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir
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Born (1999-09-01) 1 September 1999 (age 21)
Mosfellsbær, Iceland
Occupation
  • Model
  • beauty pageant titleholder
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
TitleMiss Universe Iceland 2019
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Universe Iceland 2019
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2019
(Top 10)

Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir (born 1 September 1999) is an Icelandic model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Iceland 2019. She represented Iceland at Miss Universe 2019, where she placed in the top 10.[1]

Early life[edit]

Birta was born and raised in Mosfellsbær, a town just outside of Reykjavík. She is of partial Congolese descent.[2] Throughout her life, Birta was the victim of racism, having experienced violence and verbal abuse because of her skin color.[3] Birta has worked for the International Red Cross study aid program, in an effort to encourage children's literacy and education abroad. As a teenager, Birta wrote a full-length novel.[4]

Pageantry[edit]

Birta represented Geysir at the Miss Universe Iceland 2019 which was held on 31 August 2019 at the Stapi Hall Hljómahöll in Njarðvík. She was one of the winners and was crowned as Miss Universe Iceland 2019, being crowned by outgoing titleholder Katrín Lea Elenudóttir. As Miss Universe Iceland, Þórhallsdóttir represented Iceland at the Miss Universe 2019 competition, where she placed in the top 10.[1][5][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Olgeirsson, Birgir. "Birta Abiba er Miss Universe Iceland 2019". www.visir.is. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ "PressReader.com - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". www.pressreader.com.
  3. ^ a b Sverrisson, Ágúst Borgþór (2019-08-18). "Birta verður fyrir ofbeldi og kynþáttafordómum vegna húðlitar síns – Sagt að fegurðarsamkeppnin sé fyrir íslenskar stelpur". www.dv.is (in Icelandic). dv.is. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  4. ^ "12 Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir". choicely.com. Miss Universe Iceland. Archived from the original on 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. ^ Þorláksson, Máni Snær (September 2019). "Birta Abiba er Miss Universe Iceland 2019: "Allir eru fallegir sama hvernig þeir líta út að utan"". www.dv.is (in Icelandic). dv.is. Retrieved 1 September 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Katrín Lea Elenudóttir
Miss Universe Iceland
2019
Succeeded by
TBD