Who is the Miss Universe who had an affair with Guillermo Andino in 1991 and what happened to her life

Guillermo Andino and Mona Grudt, Miss Universe 1990, had a brief romance
Guillermo Andino and Mona Grudt, Miss Universe 1990, had a brief romance

He has been on television since he was 18 years old and, from that moment, he became one of the most recognized public figures in Argentine journalism. Thus, their love relationships obtained equivalent media coverage over time: Carolina Prat, Maria Carambula, Cecilia candy Carrizo, Karin Cohen. We are talking, of course, about William Andean.

However, within his history there is a particular romance about which little is known: his courtship with miss Universe from 1990. Andino had a fleeting relationship with Mona Grudt, born in Norway.

It’s known: miss Universe is the title awarded by the famous international female beauty contest, which has been held every year since 1952 and in which the elegance, personality, bearing, communication and confidence of the candidates, who come from different backgrounds, are judged. globe points. Mona was crowned on April 15, 1990, in a ceremony held in the US city of Los Angeles..

Mona Grudt wearing the Miss Universe crown in 1990 (George Rose/Getty Images)
Mona Grudt wearing the Miss Universe crown in 1990 (George Rose/Getty Images)

Guillermo and Mona met in Buenos Aires a year after she was crowned. The Norwegian model came to the country for five days to be a jury of the contest Miss Argentina, which one nelly raymond she was his historical hostess and who had the rights. It was broadcast on Channel 9, a station in which the young Andean was its star driver (at that time he was 23 years old and headed the remembered newscast Newspaper) and, therefore, was the television presenter of the event.

Witnesses of the time recalled before teleshow that the contest was recorded in the middle of the week and that it was broadcast the following Saturday. That Andino and Grudt hit it off after interviewing, in English, the Miss Argentina (the salteña Monica Sera). That after the ceremony, Raymond invited everyone to eat at the Happening restaurant, on the north coast of the City of Buenos Aires, and after dinner, Mona asked to be taken to dance. The delegation went to the famous New York City and photographers from the magazines Gente and TV Guía captured the fledgling couple having fun at night in Buenos Aires.

She was staying at the Alvear hotel and Andino, a true gentleman, accompanied her. Then they shared some more lunches and dinners, also a navigation in the Delta, invited by Nelly Raymond. But everything was there: After a farewell that included a bouquet of flowers, Guillermo and Mona saw each other and spoke for the last time at the Ezeiza International Airport, from where she left for her native Norway..

Mona Grudt's surprise when she became Miss Universe in 1990 (Photo: Instagram)
Mona Grudt’s surprise when she became Miss Universe in 1990 (Photo: Instagram)

Mona was born on April 6, 1971 in Stjørdal, a small town in the province of Trøndelag that is located just over 500 kilometers from Oslo, the Norwegian capital. A model by profession, she became the first (and so far only) Norwegian woman to earn the title of miss Universe, after his coronation nearly thirty-two years ago.

During his reign, Grudt participated in an episode of the American series Saint Barbara (in 1990) and also from Star Trek: The Next Generation (in the chapter “Identity Crisis”, issued in early 1991). On television in his country he also participated in various programs, standing out for hosting the local version of the contest Next Topmodel (in 2011) and being a contestant in the Dancing With The Stars Norwegian (for these lands, better known by its translation Dancing for a Dream).

In March 2021, Mona Grudt married Icelander Bjørgvin Thorsteinsson. The party was held last October (Photo: Instagram)
In March 2021, Mona Grudt married Icelander Bjørgvin Thorsteinsson. The party was held last October (Photo: Instagram)

She also ventured into journalism: between 1996 and 2014 she was editor of the Norwegian magazine Ditt Bryllup (Tu Boda, in Spanish), a magazine specializing in everything that revolves around marriage. Besides modeling, that seems to be her specialty.: He usually leads talks and events on the subject and even runs a specialized YouTube channel, in which he gives various tips ranging from the wedding dress to the bouquet, the rings and the ceremony.

This also comes through in his personal life. since he was married three times: In 1995, shortly after her romance with Andino, she joined Lasse Berre and they had a son named Oliver. They divorced in 1999, a year after giving birth. In 2005 he formed his second marriage with the American Brody Bittrick and together they were parents of Mile (born 2008) and bianca (in 2011). The divorce came in 2014.

Mona Grudt today, at age 50 (Photo: Instagram)
Mona Grudt today, at age 50 (Photo: Instagram)

A year later, Mona met the Icelandic Bjørgvin Thorsteinsson, whom she secretly married in March 2021 after he suddenly proposed to her after a night in a luxurious hotel. “Everything is so uncertain due to the countless restrictions due to the pandemic. Years and days may pass before it is possible to hold a large wedding party again”, Grudt had told the Norwegian press when the news broke. Finally, the celebration took place in mid-October of last year, a fact that the former model defined as “the dream day”.

“First I fell in love on the outside and then I discovered that she was even more beautiful on the inside. I thought it was almost impossible! We fit very well together and we have a lot of chemistry. Mona is very down to earth, funny, kind and caring and sometimes a bit mischievous.”, defined her current husband in an interview.

Mona Grudt and her little kitten Lizzie (Photo: Instagram)
Mona Grudt and her little kitten Lizzie (Photo: Instagram)

In addition to being passionate about love, Mona is currently the face of different brands, both hair products and automobiles. She is also very in love with Lizzie, a little cat who is the permanent protagonist of his publications and stories from Instagram.

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Who is the Miss Universe who had an affair with Guillermo Andino in 1991 and what happened to her life