WAG No. 130: Elin Nordegren

Enhancing the reputation of Swedish au pairs worldwide


Swedish au pairs are often stereotyped as devastatingly beautiful blondes, who are partial to wearing less clothes than society deems necessary. Former model Elin Nordegren does nothing to dispel this perception. She and twin sister (!) Josefin were working as childminders for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik in 2001, when she caught the attention of a young man named Tiger Woods. They were engaged in 2003, married in 2004, and enjoying the birth of their first child Sam Alexis Woods in 2007. Poor old Jesper, meanwhile, has had to make do with just one incredibly hot au pair.

Elin and Tiger’s wedding on a Barbados golf course cost a reported $1.5million. Most of the expense went into the extreme measures put in place to assure privacy: they bought out the island’s only helicopter charter company, and booked an entire hotel for the evening, where room prices ranged from $700 to $8,000 a night.

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