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Alena Vodonaeva

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Alena Vodonaeva is a journalist, actress, singer, popular blogger, model and former member of the TV project “Dom-2”. She is known for her outspoken erotic photo sessions and performances.
Alena was born on July 2, 1982 in Tyumen, Russia. After school, she entered the Tyumen State University, Faculty of Journalism and worked at a local radio station, where she was a presenter of criminal news program.
However, the ambition of a girl forced her to leave the occupied place, and take off to Moscow in search of happiness.
In 2004, Vodonaeva appeared in the Russian popular reality show Dom-2. She spent on the project 1067 days, or nearly three years, from July 10, 2004 to June 12, 2007.
Shortly after Dom-2 Vodonaeva recorded the song Paper Sky with a band Plazma, but her career as a singer did not take place.

After a while Alena became a presenter of on-line reality show Reality Girl together with Otar Kushanashvili, but after conflicts with her co-host the girl left the show.
On February 23, 2009 she opened a personal blog on, then moved to Twitter, where he quickly gained popularity.

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Alena in her childhood

In 2010, the girl became the TV presenter of the program Naked Dozen on Ren-TV.
In January 2011 DTV channel launched a new reality show “Good night, guys”, where Vodonaeva and Anfisa Chekhova appeared as TV presenters.
Alena and Ukrainian singer Alexander Lominsky sang in a duet the song “Vulnerable Heart”.
In 2012, she became a presenter of the reality show “Vacation in Mexico – 2” on MTV Russia.
In September, 2013 Vodonaeva participated in the TV project “Dancing With the Stars” paired with Evgeny Papunaishvili, where they took the second place.

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Alena and Evgeni Papunashvili

Vodonaeva sometimes appears as a model at fashion shows such as the Russian Fashion Week, Volvo Fashion Week and others.
Personal life
Alena took part in the project Dom-2 to meet Stepan Menshikov. The two began dating. After a year and a half the couple broke up.

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Alena and Stepan Menshikov

Then Alena “built her love” with another participant of the project Mai Abrikosov.

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Alena and Mai Abrikosov

On August 7, 2009 Alena married businessman Alexei Malakeev. On August 23, 2010 she gave birth to a boy named Bogdan. The couple divorced in 2013.

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Alena and her husband Alexei Malakeev

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Alena and her son Bogdan

According to one version they divorced because of Alena’s romance with Elisey Polishchuk during filming Vacation in Mexico -2.
According to another version, her novel with businessman Arseni Sharov became the reason for the divorce.

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Alena and Arseni Sharov

After the divorce, she had a love affair with Slava Panterov.

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Alena and Slava Panterov

Now she is together with Yuri Ande.

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Alena and Yuri Ande

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