Helena Stenbäck &
|Miss Sweden 2003, Helena Stenbäck, and "The Bachelor" contestant Heidi Ershult came out as bisexuals in an interview for the swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. Not only did they reveal that they're bisexual, they also told the reporter that they've had some experiences together.|
Aftonbladet, Feb 11th, 2004: (excerpt from article)
"..suddenly we were kissing each other"
It was Miss Sweden's long time secret. Now Helena Lundbäck reveals that she's attracted to both men and women. "I'm turned on by girls as well. They're so good at flirting, and they are also much better kissers than men are."
Her close friend Heidi Ershult, known from "The Bachelor", agrees: "Girls are a lot more attractive and sexier than men. I'm beginning to feel this way more and more."
Helena and Heidi met each other, through mutual friends, at a celebrity party last fall. A couple of weeks later, they met again at a club in Stockholm. "We began to flirt, and suddenly we were kissing each other." They do not look at themselves as a couple though.
Both of them say that it doesn't feel strange to come out. Their friends know all about it, and when they go out to clubs, there are never any negative reactions. "No, it has become so accepted these days", Helena says. She also believes bisexuality is very common. "When I go out to clubs, many girls check me out. It's just something you know."
Helena and Heidi think that other girls, who are in the same situation as them, should not feel ashamed, but they do understand that many young girls might find it difficult to tell their friends and parents. Helena: "Most of them are probably worried about how people will react, but you have to follow your heart." Heidi concludes: "Forget about what other people say, just go out and have fun!"