Iceland at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Iceland's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[10][11][12] This country has won four victories in among two of the pageants:

  • Three — Miss World crowns (1985 • 1988 • 2005)
  • One — Miss International crown (1963)

Iceland's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Iceland has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][13] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[14][15][16]

Color Key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up or Finalist
  •      Ended as one of the Semi-finalists or Quarter-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 Elísabet Hulda Snorradóttir ↑ No Pageant Held Dagbjört Rúriksdóttir
2019 Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir
Top 10
Kolfinna Mist Austfjörð × ×
2018 Katrín Lea Elenudóttir Erla Ólafsdóttir × ×
2017 Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir Ólafía Ósk Finnsdóttir × ×
2016 Hildur María Leifsdóttir Anna Orlowska × ×
2015 × Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir × ×
2014 × Tanja Ýr Ástþórsdóttir × ×
2013 × Sigríður Dagbjört Ásgeirsdóttir Sigrún Eva Ármannsdóttir
Top 15
×
2012 × Íris Telma Jónsdóttir × ×
2011 × Sigrún Eva Ármannsdóttir × ×
2010 × Fanney Ingvarsdóttir × ×
2009 Ingibjörg Egilsdóttir
Top 15
Guðrún Dögg Rúnarsdóttir × ×
2008 × Alexandra Ívarsdóttir
Top 15
× ×
2007 × Jóhanna Vala Jónsdóttir × Katrín Dögg Sigurdardóttir
2006 Sif Aradóttir Ásdís Hallgrímsdóttir × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Iceland sent their first delegate in 2007.)
2005 × Unnur Vilhjálmsdóttir
WINNER
×
2004 × Hugrún Harðardóttir Halldóra Rut Bjarnadóttir
2003 Manuela Ósk Harðardóttir
(Withdrew)
Regína Dilja Jónsdóttir ×
2002 × × ×
2001 × Kolbrún Pálina Helgadóttir Íris Dögg Oddsdóttir
2000 × Elva Dögg Melsted Anna Lilja Björnsdóttir
1999 × Katrin Baldursdóttir Ásbjörg Kristinsdóttir
1998 × × Guðbjörg Sigridur Hermannsdóttir
1997 Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir x x
1996 Hrafnhildur Hafsteinsdóttir × Auður Geirsdóttir
1995 Margrét Skúladóttir × Lovísa Guðmundsdóttir
Top 15
1994 Svala Björk Arnardóttir Birna Bragadóttir ×
1993 Maria Rún Haflidadóttir Gudrun Hreidarsdóttir ×
1992 Svava Haraldsdóttir Maria Rún Haflidadóttir Þórunn Larusdóttir
Top 15
1991 Dis Sigurgeirsdóttir Svava Haraldsdóttir Sólveig Kristjansdóttir
1990 Hildur Dungalsdóttir Ásta Sigriður Einarsdóttir Þórdis Steinunn Steinsdóttir
1989 Guðbjörg Gissurardóttir Hugrún Linda Gudmundsdóttir Guðrun Eyjólfsdóttir
Top 15
1988 Anna Margrét Jónsdóttir Linda Pétursdóttir
WINNER
Guðbjörg Gissurardóttir
Top 15
1987 × Anna Margrét Jónsdóttir
2nd Runner-Up
Magnea Magnúsdóttir
1986 Thora Thrastardóttir Gígja Birgisdóttir Ragna Sæmundsdóttir
1985 Halla Jonsdóttir Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir
WINNER
Anna Margret Jónsdóttir
Top 15
1984 Berglind Johansen Berglind Johansen
Top 15
Guðlaug Brynjólfsdottir
Top 15
1983 Unnur Steinsson Unnur Steinsson
Top 7
Steinunn Bergmann
1982 Guðrún Möller Maria Sverrisdóttir ×
1981 Elisabet Traustadóttir Ásdís Hannesdóttir Hlíf Hansen
1980 Guðbjörg Sigurdardóttir
Top 12
× ×
1979 Halldóra Jónsdóttir Sigrún Sætran Sigrún Sverrisdóttir
1978 Anna Björk Edwards Ásdís Loftsdóttir Sigurlaug Halldórsdóttir
1977 Kristjana Þráinsdóttir Sigurlaug Halldórsdóttir Guðrún Helgadóttir
1976 Guðmunda Johannesdóttir Sigríður Olgeirsdóttir Sigrún Saevarsdóttir
1975 Helga Eldon Jonsdóttir Halldóra Jonsdóttir Þorbjörg Garðarsdóttir
1974 Anna Björnsdóttir × Þórunn Stefánsdóttir
1973 × Nína Breiðfjörd Helga Eldon Jonsdóttir
2nd Runner-Up
1972 María Kristín Jóhannesdóttir Rósa Helgadóttir Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir
1971 Guðrún Valgarðsdóttir Fanney Bjarnadóttir Matthildur Guðmundsdóttir
1970 Erna Jóhannesdottir Anna Scheving Hansdóttir Erla Hardardóttir
Top 15
1969 María Baldursdóttir Ragnheidur Pétursdóttir Helen Knútsdóttir
1968 Helen Knuttsdóttir × ×
1967 Guðrún Pétursdóttir Hrefna Wigelund Steinthorsdóttir Kolbrún Einarsdóttir
1966 Erla Traustadóttir Audur Hardardóttir ↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Bára Magnúsdóttir Sigrún Vignisdóttir Rósa Einarsdóttir
1964 Thelma Ingvarsdóttir Rósa Einarsdóttir Elisabet Sigríður Ottósdóttir
Top 15
1963 Theódóra Þórðardóttir María Ragnarsdóttir Guðrún Bjarnadóttir
WINNER
1962 Anna Geirsdóttir
1st Runner-Up
Rannveig Olafsdóttir María Guðmundsdóttir
Top 15
1961 Kristjana Magnúsdóttir
Top 15
Jóhanna Kolbrún Kristjansdóttir Sigrún Ragnarsdóttir
4th Runner-Up
1960 Svanhildur Jakobsdóttir Kristin Thorvaldsdóttir Sigriður Geirsdóttir
2nd Runner-Up
1959 Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir
Top 15
Sigurbjörg Sveinsdóttir ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan.)
1958 × ×
1957 Bryndís Schram Runa Brynjolfdóttir
1956 Guðlaug Guðmundsdóttir Agusta Gudmundsdóttir
1955 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. Iceland sent their first delegate in 1956.)
Arna Hjorleifsdóttir
1954 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in London, United Kingdom. Iceland sent their first delegate in 1955.)
1953
1952
1951


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 6 1st Runner-Up (1962)
Miss World 7 Winner Star*.svg (1985 • 1988 • 2005)
Miss International 14 Winner Star*.svg (1963)
Miss Earth 0 None
Total 27 4 TITLES

See also[edit]

  • Miss Iceland
  • Miss Universe Iceland

References[edit]

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  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
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  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
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  16. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

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