Johanna Tukiainen

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Johanna Tukiainen
Johanna Tukiainen.jpg
Johanna Tukiainen in December 2010
Background information
Also known as Tuksu
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres R&B, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, erotic dancer, entrepreneur, television personality
Instruments Vocals

Johanna Tukiainen (born 29 July 1978) is a Finnish former television personality and singer.[1][2]

In media[edit]


Tukiainen first became known in March 2008 with news report that Finland's foreign minister Ilkka Kanerva had been sending her sexually suggestive text messages. Tukiainen then sold the messages to a tabloid magazine Hymy.[3] Kanerva insisted he would stay in his job but had to resign due to pressure from his own party Kokoomus (National Coalition Party).[4][5][6][7]

In 2012, Tukiainen was mentioned again in news reports when she reportedly urinated publicly on a platform of Tampere main railway station, even though her long distance train was waiting next to her.[citation needed] Ever since these incidents, Tukiainen has stayed in the headlines of the Finnish tabloid press.[citation needed]

Tukiainen has been convicted of several criminal offenses including multiple assaults and drunk driving in 2011.[8] In May 2013 she was sentenced to two months in prison for assault and in September to 45 days more also for assault.[9][10]

Tukiainen lives in Loviisa, Finland. She has been doing singing and dancing focused shows at bars and other such establishments across Finland. But has lately reclaimed her status as a Christian and has talked at Christian meetings.


Johanna's sister, Julia Tukiainen (born 1983), was found deceased in their apartment on 17 December 2013. Julia had been diagnoced with diabetes type 1 in her recent years.[11]

Her sister Jasmine Tukiainen is an entrepreneur.


  1. ^ Hymy. (6 November 2010). Retrieved on 2016-07-21.
  2. ^ BB-Minna: Johanna Tukiainen pyysi Miamiin töihin seuralaispalveluun | Big Brother. (29 August 2008). Retrieved on 2016-07-21.
  3. ^ Pekka Isotalus; Merja Almonkaril (2014). "Political Scandal Tests Trust in Politicians" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 35 (2). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Tiedotustilaisuus Ilkka Kanervan erosta yle information 1 April 2008 (in Finnish)
  5. ^ "Wayback Machine". 22 March 2008. Archived from the original on 22 March 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Politician sends 200 texts to stripper | Metro News. (18 March 2008). Retrieved on 2016-07-21.
  7. ^ Minister in stripper sex text scandal. Reuters. 31 March 2008
  8. ^ Hymy. (19 December 2011). Retrieved on 2016-07-21.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2013.  Johanna Tukiaiselle ehdoton vankeustuomio! – Antero Alhonen – Käyttäjiltä – Seiska Live. Retrieved on 21 July 2016.
  10. ^ Mäkinen, Rami (25 September 2013). "Johanna Tukiaiselle taas ehdotonta vankeutta". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  11. ^ Johanna Tukiainen Seiskalle: Julia-sisko on kuollut – Antero Alhonen – Käyttäjiltä – Seiska Live. (17 December 2013). Retrieved on 2016-07-21.