Miss Universe Iceland

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Miss Universe Iceland
Formation 2016
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Reykjavík
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
Icelandic
President
Jorge Esteban
Manuela Ósk Harðardóttir
Website www.missuniverseiceland.com

Miss Universe Iceland is a national Beauty pageant that selects Iceland's representative to the Miss Universe pageant. This pageant is unrelated to Miss Iceland contest.

History[edit]

In 2016, Manuela Osk Hardardottir (former Miss Universe Iceland 2003) and Jorge Esteban (President of PageantSmart Interview Consulting) were awarded the franchise for Miss Universe Iceland. The 2017 national competition was held on September 25, 2017 at the Gamla Bio in Reykjavik, Iceland where Arna Yr Jonsdottir was crowned and subsequently represented Iceland at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The 2018 Miss Universe Iceland competition will be in Keflavik, Iceland the evening of August 21, 2018.[1][2] Previously the Miss Iceland (Ungfru Island) pageant would select the representative to Miss Universe.[3]

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Between 1956 and 2009 the winners of Miss Iceland went to Miss Universe pageant. Began in 2016 the Miss Universe Iceland contest winner will compete at the Miss Universe pageant.

Year Miss Universe Iceland Hometown Placement Special Awards Notes
1956 Guðlaug Guðmundsdóttir - Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1956; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1957 Bryndís Schram - Unplaced Miss Iceland 1957
1959 Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir - Top 15 Miss Iceland 1959
1960 Svanhildur Jakobsdóttir - Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1960; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1961 Kristjana Magnúsdóttir - Top 15 Miss Universe Iceland 1961; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1962 Anna Geirsdóttir - 1st Runner-up Miss Universe Iceland 1962; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1963 Theódóra Þórðardóttir - Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1963; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1964 Thelma Ingvarsdóttir - Unplaced Miss Iceland 1963; WINNER at Miss Scandinavia 1963
1965 Bára Magnúsdóttir - Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1965; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1966 Erla Traustadóttir - Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1966; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1967 Guðrún Pétursdóttir - Unplaced Miss Iceland 1967
1968 Helen Knuttsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1968; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1969 María Baldursdóttir Keflavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1969
1970 Erna Jóhannesdottir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1970
1971 Guðrún Valgarðsdóttir Sauðárkrókur Unplaced Miss Iceland 1971
1972 María Kristín Jóhannesdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1972; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1974 Anna Björnsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
Miss Iceland 1974
1975 Helga Eldon Jonsdottir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1975
1976 Gudmunda Hulda Johannesdottir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1976
1977 Kristjana Þráinsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1977; Kristjana Þráinsdóttir dethroned by Miss Iceland as the main winner after competing at Miss Universe 1977
1978 Anna Björk Edwards Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1977; Kristjana Þráinsdóttir dethroned by Miss Iceland as the main winner and Anna took over as the successor. Previously Anna was Runner-up in 1977
1979 Halldora Björk Jónsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1978
1980 Guðbjörg Sigurdardóttir Reykjavík Top 12 Miss Universe Iceland 1980; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant, Elisabet Traustadóttir (the original of Miss Iceland 1980) allocated to Miss Universe 1981
1981 Elisabet Traustadóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1980
1982 Guðrún Möller Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1982
1983 Unnur Steinsson Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1983; 4th Runner-up at Miss World 1983
1984 Berglind Johansson Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1984; Top 15 at Miss World 1984
1985 Hana Bryndis Jonsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1985; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant, Halla Bryndis Jonsdóttir (the original of Miss Iceland 1985) did not compete at Miss Universe
1986 Thora Thrastardóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1986; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1988 Anna Margrét Jónsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1987; 2nd Runner-up at Miss World 1987
1989 Guðbjörg Gissurardóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1989; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1990 Hildur Dungalsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1990; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1991 Dis Sigurgeirsdóttir Akranes Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 1991; appointed from Miss Iceland contestant
1992 Svava Haraldsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1991
1993 Maria Rún Haflidadóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1992
1994 Svala Björk Arnardóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1993
1995 Margret Skúladóttir Sigurz Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1994
1996 Hrafnhildur Hafsteinsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1995
1997 Solveig Guðmundsdóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 1996
2003 Manuela Ósk Harðardóttir Reykjavík Unplaced Withdrew
Miss Iceland 2002; after detecting Dehydration illness, Manuela did not continue to compete in Panama. She was 1st Runner-up at Miss Scandinavia 2002
2006 Sif Aradóttir Keflavík Unplaced Miss Iceland 2006
2009 Ingibjörg Ragnheiður Egilsdóttir Reykjavík Top 15 Miss Universe Iceland 2008; allocated to 2009 edition
2016 Hildur María Leifsdóttir Kópavogur Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 2016; became an independent pageant and single franchise under Jorge Esteban and Manuela Hardardottir directorship of MISS UNIVERSE ICELAND
2017 Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir Kópavogur Unplaced Miss Universe Iceland 2017; former Miss Iceland 2015 and competed at Miss World 2015 in China

Results[edit]

Placements in Miss Universe[edit]

  • 1st Runner-Up: Anna Geirsdóttir (1962)
  • Top 12: Guðbjörg Sigurdardóttir (1980)
  • Top 15: Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir (1959), Kristjana Magnúsdóttir (1961), Ingibjörg Ragnheiður Egilsdóttir (2009)

Awards[edit]

  • Miss Congeniality: Anna Björnsdóttir (1974)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iceland will return at the Miss Universe". pageantnews.com. 27 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Manuela Ósk í nýju og spennandi starfi fyrir Miss Universe!". krom.is. 26 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Upplýsingar um keppnina" (in Icelandic). Archived from the original on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 

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