We Icelanders can't be best at everything. Today, we must accept the verdict of the website HottestHeadsofState.com confirming that our prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, ranks a shocking 169th on a list of hottest world leaders. Sadly, he is only 30 seats above the least hot one: Kim Jong-un of North Korea.
On their website, created by the imaginary company JD and Kate Industries, HottestHeadsofState explain: ”For too long, citizens of the world have suffered under the tyranny of unattractive leaders...By ranking the world’s leaders by looks, we hope to heighten voter awareness of this problem and shame the citizens of countries with unattractive leaders into rising up and staging coups or something.”
According to the experts, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, is the hottest world leader. No surprise; the man is young and has very delicate skin. Second on the list is Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico, whose hair is impeccable, and third prize goes to Felipe VI, king of Spain, whose beard has just the right touch of gray. US President Barack Obama is number 13 on the list, while Russian President Vladimir Putin is 32nd; despite his great efforts to be in good physical shape. Let us hope this will not increase President Putin's animosity towards the American president.
One must wonder if our prime minister's ranking was hurt by his choice of shoes on September 4 of 2013, when he met with President Obama and leaders of the Nordic countries in Stockholm dressed in one dress shoe and one Nike running shoe.
Regardless of that, though, one thing is certain: no one wants to be in his shoes today.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson was not available for comment. Iceland Review is not aware of an uprising in the making, nor have any plans been announced on Facebook for a demonstration at Austurvöllur, despite this distressing news. But such things can happen quickly and we will do our best to keep you posted.