Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren (born January 1, 1980) is a former au pair and the wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods. Nordegren was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Her mother, Barbro Holmberg, is a politician and former Swedish migration and asylum policy minister. Her father, Thomas, is a radio journalist who served as a bureau chief in Washington, D.C. She has one older brother, Axel, and a twin sister, Josefin. Nordegren and her sister worked odd summer jobs and as cashiers in supermarkets to finance their studies. She started modeling in 2000, and appeared on the cover of Cafe Sport magazine in the summer of 2000.