Pia Pakarinen

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Pia Pakarinen
Beauty pageant titleholder
Pia Pakarinen 2014.jpg
Pia Pakarinen, Los Angeles, California on January 7, 2014
Born Pia Pakarinen[1]
(1990-10-05) October 5, 1990 (age 26)[1]
Juuka, Finland[2]
Residence Joensuu, Finland[1]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 52.0 kg (114.6 lb)[1]
Measurements Bust: 88 cm (34.6 in)[1]
Waist: 63 cm (24.8 in)[1]
Hips: 90 cm (35.4 in)[1]
Hair color Blonde
Title(s) Miss Finland 2011
Miss Finland 2011
Miss Universe 2011

Pia Pakarinen (born October 5, 1990) is a Finnish actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Finland 2011, the official representative of Finland to the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.

Early life[edit]

Born in Juuka, Pakarinen spent her youth with her parents who live in a big, old school with one dog, cats and chickens. A self-described shy person, Pakarinen says she has become a more confident woman during her participation in Miss Suomi.[3]

In 2009, Pakarinen moved to Joensuu[2] and enjoys cooking, exercising in the gym and outdoor activities.[3] She dated professional footballer Niko Väyrynen for three years [4] and in early 2012, her relationship with Niko ended.[5]

Miss Finland 2011[edit]

Pakarinen, who stands 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) tall, competed as one of 10 finalists in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss Finland 2011 broadcast live by MTV3 on March 5, 2011,[6] where she became the eventual winner of the title,[7] gaining the right to represent Finland in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, to be broadcast live from São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.[8] Pakarinen resigned from the duties of Miss Finland on national TV broadcast on September 16, 2011. This was due to differences of opinions with Finnartist Oy and especially Eino Makunen. Pakarinen felt she was left all alone and wasn't supported in a professional manner.[9] After her decision Eino Makunen announced that the new Miss Finland 2011 was Sara Sieppi.[10]

Pakarinen has changed her name to her mother's maiden name Lamberg. In 2013 she was a cast member in an American television series SAF3.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Miss Suomi 2011". Savon Sanomat. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Web vote resolved: Pia Pakarinen is wonderful". Savon Sanomat. March 4, 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Pia: The tour made me go from girl to woman". mtv3.fi. February 27, 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Affectionate boyfriend congratulates Miss Finland". Ilta-Sanomat. March 6, 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Missi Pian ex avopuoliso: Olen käsitellyt eron". February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Uusimaa featured prominently in Miss Finland finals". hs.fi. February 17, 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Miss Finland 2011 Pia Pakarinen: "I'm so happy!"". hs.fi. March 5, 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "São Paulo, Brazil to host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant Live on NBC". PRNewswire. December 18, 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Shock Solution: Miss Finland Pia Pakarinen resigns". Iltasanomat. September 16, 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Eino Makunen: Sara Sieppi is now Miss Finland". Iltalehti. September 16, 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  11. ^ saf3.tv: Actress Pia Lamberg stars in SAF3 TV series

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Viivi Pumpanen
Miss Finland
Succeeded by
Sara Chafak