From Iceland — MP Will Not Be In Miss Iceland Pageant

MP Will Not Be In Miss Iceland Pageant

Published August 28, 2013

A member of parliament who entered the Miss Iceland pageant in protest of the event has learned that she did not make the cut.
As reported last June, Social Democrat MP Sigríður Ingibjörg Ingadóttir (bottom right) signed up for the contest, and urged other women to do the same. Among those who took part were spokeswoman for Stígamót (a shelter for rape victims) Guðrún Jónsdóttir, and feminist activist Hildur Lilliendahl (bottom left). These entries were made in protest of what has been called an antiquated and anachronistic contest on dated standards of “beauty”.
DV now reports that none of the applicants have lived up to the undoubtedly high and discerning standards of the beauty contest. As such, they will not be taking part.
The Miss Iceland contest will be held at the cabaret restaurant Broadway on September 14.

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