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Beauty Queen Considers Running for President

Beauty queen and business woman Linda Pétursdóttir, chosen Miss World in 1988, has in recent weeks been encouraged by a number of people to run for president this summer, Vísir reports. For this reason, a group of her supporters has been meeting regularly to prepare for the possibility of her running for office.

One of those people, Árni Stefán Árnason, an attorney specializing in animal rights, says this has been under consideration for quite a while.

“She wants to make a difference and take advantage of her fame to promote good causes in Iceland and internationally, of course―the woman is world-famous.” He says her role model is former president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, and that she wants, above all, to be a symbol of unification.

According to Vísir, Linda herself says she has an increasing interest in serving her nation in this important role, because of the encouragement she has received. That way, she could invite the nation to take advantage of the goodwill she has earned world-wide. Still, she has not yet made up her mind about running.

Linda is currently abroad. She states her interest lies mainly in social improvements and a better life for all Icelanders. In addition, she is very interested in environmental issues.

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