Iceland will return to Miss Universe pageant

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Ingibjorg Egilsdottir, Miss Iceland Universe 2009

Iceland will return to the Miss Universe pageant this year! Organizers of the newly formed “Miss Universe Iceland” met with members of the Miss Universe Organization to confirm their return.

The winner will be chosen later this year and will represent Iceland at Miss Universe 2016. The last time Iceland participated at Miss Universe was in 2009 with the gorgeous Ingibjorg Egilsdottir who placed in the Top 15.

Anna Geirsdóttir, Miss Universe 1962’s first runner-up.

The competition has been carried out since 1950; in the first year it was called Miss Reykjavík (Ungfrú Reykjavík). Since 1955, the contest has taken place under the current name Miss Iceland. There are six regional preliminary contests in each of the five rural regions and in the capital Reykjavík. 20 to 24 candidates, three to four from each region, take part in the finals.

To date Iceland’s biggest achievement in the Miss Universe competition is when Anna Geirsdóttir won first runner-up during the Miss Universe 1962 pageant.

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