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Elina Mäntyniemi, a physician from Helsinki, was a contestant on 2016 series of the Finnish version of the show on January 30, 2016. She walked away with nothing, having answered her fourth question incorrectly. She did not use any lifelines.

Her husband, Sami Salpavuori, made it into the Hot Seat right before her, and didn't do much better, answering his 6th question incorrectly and leaving with only €1,000. Their runs were shot in the January of 2016.

WWTBAM Run Edit

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Put the following Miss Finland pageants in order by the year they were chosen, from the oldest to the youngest.
• A: Satu Tuomisto • B: Bea Toivonen
• C: Anne Pohtamo • D: Anna-Liisa Tilus
From the 5 remaining contestants, only Elina (with a time of 4.81 seconds) correctly answered C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Elina's Run to the Million Edit

€100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
How many singers are there in a duet song?
• A: Two • B: Four
• C: Six • D: Eight


€300 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Finnish person created a new alien language for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
• A: Matti Klinge • B: Linda Liukas
• C: Esa Tikkanen • D: Sara Forsberg


€500 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the northernmost state in the United States?
• A: Alaska • B: North Dakota
• C: Washington • D: Minnesota


€700 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following dating sites got plenty of publicity in 2015, and is known as a so-called cheating site?
• A: Crazy Blind Date • B: Ashley Madison
• C: Tinder • D: Match.com
Elina answered incorrectly C: Tinder, but the correct answer was B: Ashley Madison. After the question, she said it is an honour for her not knowing the right answer. She walked away with nothing.
Preceded by
Sami Salpavuori
Finnish contestant (2016 spring season)
Elina Mäntyniemi
Succeeded by
Ari Pitkäranta