Now she has a law degree – Ekstra Bladet
Reality participant Pernille Nygaard, who 10 years ago thought that people from Norway were called ‘Norwegians’ and that they still drove around in horse-drawn carriages, has now finished five years of difficult training and can call herself a cand.jur

She attended ‘Paradise Hotel’ in 2012, where due to her language flowers as ‘pear cat’ and ‘male humanist’ she was quickly branded as the new ‘Amalie’, which was certainly not exclusively meant positively.

Pernille Nygaard was also nicknamed ‘Stupid Pernille’ – a nickname she had a hard time shaking off.

She herself did not help to change people’s perception when she suddenly posted a Facebook video where she, among other things. consistently pronounced Norwegians as ‘Norwegians’ and wondered, ‘if there were motorways in Norway and Sweden’, and ‘if they ate fish’, just as she thought that in a primitive developing country like Norway they probably still drove around in horse-drawn carriages.

Now she is a law graduate, after the 31-year-old ex-reality girl today passed the exam after five years of studying for a master’s degree at Aalborg University.

” A completely insanely fat feeling is flowing right through my body right now with mixed feelings after 5 years at Aalborg University. I can now finally call myself a lawyer! From 1/7 assistant lawyer, when I take up the position with defense lawyer Rasmus Sølberg, where I will soon be conducting my own cases at the country’s city courts’, writes Pernille Nygaard on her Facebook.

Always very prepared
But how is it connected that a person who quite a few years ago appeared ignorant and confused about the world around her, has now landed a title as cand.jur?

Was it all staged, or did she just get wiser in record time? Pernille Nygaard likes to talk about this in the middle of the celebration:

– It was probably a mixture. I liked making TV, after all, and it was supposed to be fun. I was also so young and did not know as much as I do now. You could picture me anything at the time, says Pernille Nygaard to Ekstra Bladet.

– Now you’re going to bring your own cases to the country’s city courts. Can we expect language flowers there too?

– I still have some language errors from time to time, but now I have been to the exam 30 times and I am always much more prepared and professional in that kind of context. Then I can well separate. It’s more for a party and in private, I can seem like I have no control over the words.

– The video at the time, where you talk about ‘Norwegians’, as well as all the other contexts, where you appeared a bit ‘shiny’, was it acting, or have you just gotten older and more wise?

– Well, I still do not understand why it is called Norwegians and not Norwegians, now that we call it Danes and Swedes. It was too real – that was my thoughts. Some of it was maybe a little violent, and I freestyled a little that night (where she recorded the video, ed.) And got all the thoughts out.

– But I had not experienced anything – I had not been anywhere other than in Mexico in a hotel, and did not know how things worked or the world looked like. At that time I was not so educated, says Pernille Nygaard.

She emphasizes that she has now found out that there are also motorways in Sweden and Norway:

– I was 20 years old – but on top of that I was not 20. I’m a bit of a ‘late bloomer’. In all areas, lawyer Pernille Nygaard laughs.

Pernille Nygaard after a successful exam. Now she can call herself a graduate in law - cand.jur. Private photo
Pernille Nygaard after a successful exam. Now she can call herself a graduate in law – cand.jur. Private photo

Pernille Nygaard together with lawyer Rasmus Sølberg, with whom she will start as a clerk in July. The same Sølberg was - together with Pernille on the sidelines in a kind of internship - recently a defense lawyer for Teitur Skobo in the much talked about rape case. Of course, he backed up when Pernille passed the exam. Private photo
Pernille Nygaard together with lawyer Rasmus Sølberg, with whom she will start as a clerk in July. The same Sølberg was – together with Pernille on the sidelines in a kind of internship – recently a defense lawyer for Teitur Skobo in the much talked about rape case. Of course, he backed up when Pernille passed the exam. Private photo

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