There are some countries renowned for their culinary expertise, others for their proclivity to take to the barricades, and even others for their ability to elect reality show hosts to office. Iceland, meanwhile, has a more sparkly reputation, full of big hair, small waists, tiny bikinis and a desire for world peace. Yes, over the years three ruthlessly beautiful Icelandic beauty queens have snatched up the coveted Miss World title. Take that, ugly countries that weren’t robbed by their bankers.
Iceland’s first beauty beating was in 1985 with Hólmfíður Karlsdóttir. Next up was Linda Pétursdóttir in 1988, and most recently Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir in 2005. These three victories actually put Iceland as the third most decorated Miss World country worldwide, just behind Venezuela with six sparkly crowns and India and the United Kingdom with five each.
That said, it is clear per capita who is the most attractive nation as 31.5 million people live in Venezuela while only 320,000 call Iceland home. Therefore if Iceland had 31.5 million people in their borders, you’d see bejewelled crowns all over the place rather than just fake tans and obnoxiously dark eyebrows.
Miss Universe is lame
Unfortunately, Iceland has not yet claimed the Miss Universe crown, but the Miss Universe pageant is run by Donald Trump and seems somewhat discriminatory as only women from Earth compete. We find that incredibly problematic but hey, Donald Trump hates immigrants.
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