An Icelandic woman who traveled to Seattle on her way to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with her boyfriend’s family was refused entry into the country and sent back to Iceland after a night in jail.
A story in today’s Reykjavik Grapevine reports that Hulda Lind Kristinsdottir, described as a model and aloe vera products salesperson, was questioned by security officials. Kristinsdottir has represented Iceland in several pageants and other events in various parts of the world.
Apparently she had difficulty understanding the questions and was brought to an interrogation room.
She claims she was questioned for six hours, after which the security officials decided she was attempting to enter the country to find work as a model, not simply making a Christmas visit.
At that point, she explained, she was handcuffed, brought to a cell, and put on a flight to Iceland the next day.