Iceland made a dream come true. I have now been able to visit all of the Scandinavian countries. My dear friend Margaret loved Scandinavia so the visit was also in her honor. Iceland has always been on my bucket list. When Jorge Esteban, a good friend of mine, invited me to attend Miss Universe Iceland, I said “Yes” in a heartbeat! I was also excited because it has been one of my dreams to attend a Miss Universe preliminary pageant where the winner goes to the Miss Universe pageant.
Iceland was beyond my expectations! I was in awe of Reykjavik the whole time I stayed there. The Miss Universe Iceland venue was a perfect location at the heart of Reykjavik I loved the stage layout with the “Miss Universe Iceland” in lights.
The top 10 for Miss Universe Iceland came from Gardabaer, Hafnarjordur, Southern Iceland, Northern Light, Crystal Beach, Western Iceland, Mosefellsbaer, Glacier Lagoon, East Reykjavik, and Geyser. I personally thought the best evening gown on the stage was that of Northern Lights. She simply glowed on stage.
For the awards, Miss Reebok went to Northern Lights; Miss Inglot Cosmetics went to Gardabaer; Miss FitnessSport went to Southern Iceland; and Miss Label and Miss Bianco went to Northern Lights. Fourth runner up was from East Reykjavik; third runner up was from Southern Iceland; second runner up was from Gardabaer; first runner up was from Hafnarfjordur; and the win went to Northern Lights whom I had predicted to win.
The Universe Iceland teams were beyond fabulous with the production! Jorge and Rick Esteban, Manuela Osk, the national directors, judges and volunteers worked hard to make this pageant succeed!I am proud of my dear friends, Franz Orban and Lisa Opie, sponsors of Vizcaya Swimwear for Miss Universe Iceland pageant. It was great to see my Floridian friends who are like a pageant family! You guys can plan on me to return to Miss Universe Iceland!
P.S. Blue Lagoon is a MUST to visit! I would highly recommend attending the Miss Iceland Universe because there are many things to see and do in addition to the top notch pageant!