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Essi Unkuri biography: 13 things about Miss Universe Finland 2021


Essi Unkuri is a Finnish entrepreneur, actor, television presenter and beauty queen. An experienced content designer, she is skilled in MailChimp, Twitter, Microsoft Word, Advertising and Instagram Marketing.

Unkuri speaks Finnish, Swedish and English. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. She is originally from Vaasa, Finland. She attended Vasa Gymnasium in Vaasa.
  2. In 2017, she met Viljami Harjuniemi and they became friends. He is eight years older than her.
  3. From 2017 to 2021, she attended Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
  4. On October 1, 2017, she competed as a Miss Suomi 2017 finalist. She did not make it to the Top 3. She appeared in the “Pelimies” episode “Jussi Niinistö ja Rosa Meriläinen,” which aired on October 8, 2017. On October 18, 2017, she traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  5. In April 2018, she visited Turkey.
  6. She starred in the Finnish film “MC-Helper 3,” which was released in Finland on December 5, 2018.
  7. In April 2019, she and Harjuniemi started dating.
  8. In June 2019, she and Harjuniemi moved in together in Ullanlinna, Helsinki, Finland. They later developed an online store called Evedit.
  9. She played Naisopiskelija in the “Rantabaari” episode “Mustasukkaisuutta,” which aired on October 29, 2019.
  10. From January 2020 to June 2020, she was interned at Myy Agency in Helsinki as a content designer.
  11. On September 18, 2021, she competed against seven other finalists at Miss Suomi 2021 and won the title, making her Finland’s Miss Universe 2021 representative.
  12. She was 23 years old when she was crowned Miss Universe Finland 2021.
  13. She starred in the Finnish film “The Creeps,” which was released in Finland in December 2021. On December 12, 2021, she represented Finland at Miss Universe 2021 and competed against 79 other candidates in Eilat, Israel. She was unplaced.

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