Hildur Maria Leifsdóttir Crowned Miss Universe Iceland 2016
Hildur Maria Leifsdóttir was crowned as Miss Universe Iceland 2016 on September 12, 2016 at the Gamla Bio in Reykjavik. Hildur Maria Leifsdóttir will now represent Iceland in the coming edition of Miss Universe 2016 pageant later this year, wherein Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of Philippines will pass on her crown to her successor.
During the coronation gala of Miss Universe Iceland 2016, Sigrún Eva Ármannsdóttir, Miss Akranes was adjudged as the first runner up, Andrea Sigurðardóttir, Miss Kopavogur was titled as the second runner up, Elísa Gróa Steinþórsdóttir, Miss Breidholt was announced as the third runner up and Thoranna Thorarins, Miss Westman Islands finished as the fourth runner up.
Iceland first competed at Miss Universe in 1956 and has produced five placements at Miss Universe till date. The only time Iceland reached closest to Miss Universe crown was in 1962 when Anna Geirsdóttir was placed as first runner up at Miss Universe 1962. Iceland has also won “Miss Congeniality” subtitle at Miss Universe twice.
Iceland last competed and placed at Miss Universe in 2009 through Ingibjörg Egilsdóttir, who brought the Top 15 placement for Iceland at the said pageant. After seven years of absence at Miss Universe, Iceland will make a return in Miss Universe 2016.