Model and aspiring DJ Edda Petursdottir was born in 1991 in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has lived in London, Paris and currently lives in New York City. Edda only goes home about three times a year, as her international career keeps her on her toes day after day. Like many models, Edda got a very young start in the industry. She started modeling at the age of fourteen when she won 1st place at the Ford Super Model of the World Competition in Iceland. However, it wasn’t until the year 2007 is when she started her professional modeling career. After walking in the Zac Posen Show that year, Edda’s career has continued to rise in fame and worth. Modeling, however, is not the only thing that Edda has shown an interest in. Along with perfecting her method as a model, Edda has also studied classical, modern, and jazz ballet for eleven years and aspires to someday be a successful DJ as well.
In January 2007 Edda walked in the Zac Posen Show in New York. She has also walked for Catherine Malandrino, Costello Tagliapetra, She has been on the cover of FQ magazine. Photographed by Ben Watts for German Elle and appears in German Glamour in 2007. She modeled and was photographed for the British Marie Clarie in countries such as Machu Picchu in Peru, Bora Bora and Tahiti. She has also appeared in Jcrew’s and has worked with these other labels like Free People, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, GAP, Macy’s, Levi’s, Wrangler and Target. In 2008 she signed with the agency Supreme. Despite all the time that modeling takes up, Edda also has passions for things outside of the fashion industry, particularly for fitness and music. The second of these passions has led her down the road of a second career as a DJ.
While Edda may be much more well-known for her modeling career than abilities as a DJ, working as a DJ is a path that she continues to pursue. Her love of music has landed her some DJ gigs around New York City. She has played in clubs such as Happy Ending, Le Bain & the Boom Boom Room, Chloe 81, Playland Motel, Soho Grand, and Bar Nana. Besides having careers as a model and DJ Edda focuses on maintaining her health. One of the primary things that Edda does to stay fit is her involvement in yoga which has become a main part of her life. Be on the lookout for Edda Petursdottir in future campaigns, as her young career and big aspirations bode well for an active future in the modeling industry.