Katrin Lea Elenudottir was crowned Miss Universe Iceland 2018, competing as Miss Midnight Sun. As the current Miss Universe Iceland, Elenudottir will represent her country at the Miss Universe 2018 competition on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok Thailand.
Elenudottir was born in Russia and immigrated to Iceland at a young age with her family. Elenudottir’s background includes a mix of German, Ukrainian, Armenian, and Russian descent. Elenudottir is fluent in Russian, Icelandic and English. Additionally, Elenudottir has shared her belief of the importance for young people to know multiple languages and thinks that language skills opens doors for many opportunities. Elenudottir has excelled in school throughout her entire life, and once arriving in Iceland she was admitted to and attended Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík, the most prestigious high school in the country.
As an immigrant herself, Elenudottir understands the hard work and dedication it takes for a family to uproot and transition to a new country. That is why Elenudottir volunteers at an elementary school where she assists teen immigrants with their homework and personal challenges.