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Category Archive: Contests

Julia Ionina – Mrs Queen Beauty World 2014

Julia Ionina - Mrs Queen Beauty World 2014

Julia Ionina – Mrs Queen Beauty World 2014


29-year-old Julia Ionina became the most beautiful woman in the world. On August 11, 2014 Russian beauty won the title of Mrs. Queen Beauty World 2014. The contest was held in Ecuador. There were 40 participants from different countries, who wanted to become the most beautiful married woman on the planet. But Julia from St. Petersburg was the best.
“I am very glad that everything worked out great for me. This is a great achievement for me, and, in general, for participants from Russia” beauty said in an interview.
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Russian Plus Size models

“A beautiful person is one who lives in harmony with himself, just love yourself and you will be loved”.

Victoria Manas is a Russian plus-size model. Now she lives in New York with her husband. Victoria participates in different fashion shows and features in various photo shoots. Beautiful girl won “North Aurora” contest in St. Petersburg. She likes to ride her bike in summer.
She says there are some differences between Russian and American plus-size models. For example, 75 kg is the maximum weight for European models, and in Russia – it starts from 75 kg.
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Anastasia Trusova – Beauty of Russia 2013

Anastasia Trusova

Anastasia Trusova – Beauty of Russia 2013

The annual national contest “Beauty of Russia” was held on November 25, 2013 in the Moscow’s concert hall “Rossia”.
51 participants from different parts of the country were dreaming to get the prestigious title. Anastasia Trusova was the first! 24-year-old beautiful girl from Vladimir became an owner of a crown with diamonds. The winner was awarded not only the crown and title, but also a right to represent Russia at the international beauty contest “Miss Earth 2014”.
The jury consisted of 20 members. Ned Bellamy, Hollywood celebrity, famous for his roles in “Shawshank Redemption”, “Being John Malkovich” and the TV series “The Clinic”, was among them. Such stars as Swedish singer Bosson, with the song One in a million and French F.R. David with his hit of all time Words performed at the contest.
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Tolmachevy Sisters – Anastasia and Maria

Tolmachevy sisters

Tolmachevy sisters. Photo: VGTRK


The Tolmachevy sisters are Russian singers, Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 winners, Eurovision Song Contest 2014 participants.
Anastasia and Maria are twins, who were born on January 14, 1997 in the Russian city of Kursk. Anastasia is 8 minutes older than her sister. Girls began to study music at the age of six. Their mother, a musician, noticed her daughters’ special musical abilities.
9-year-old girls won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Bucharest, Romania. They performed their own song Spring Jazz.
In 2007, Nastya and Masha received Muz – TV special prize for the victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and also participated in the opening ceremony of “Slavic Bazaar”. In the same year, the girls released their first album “Halves” (Polovinki).
In the New Year musical “The Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors”, filmed in 2007, Masha and Nastya sang together with Alla Pugacheva. Then they met his future mentor Philip Kirkorov.
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Yulia Alipova – Miss Russia 2014

Yulia Alipova Miss Russia 2014

Yulia Alipova – Miss Russia 2014

Beauty contest “Miss Russia” is the most famous and prestigious competition.
National final of “Miss Russia 2014” contest was held at the Concert Hall “Barvikha Luxury Village” on March 1, 2014.
50 girls from all over the country fought for the prestigious title.
23 -year-old Yulia Alipova from Balakovo (Saratov region) was the best. She was awarded the title of “Miss Russia 2014”. The winner received not only the title, but a cash prize (100 thousand dollars), the keys to a beautiful new car Huyndai Solaris, exclusive crown made of white gold with diamonds and pearls, as well as the chance to represent Russia at the “Miss World” and “Miss Universe” contests.
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Alexandra Nikolaenko, Contemporary Cinderella

Alexandra Nikolaenko

Alexandra Nikolaenko, Contemporary Cinderella

Do not believe those who say that miracles do not happen today. They do! But you need to work hard.
Alexandra Nikolaenko – Contemporary Cinderella
Alexandra is the embodiment of the American dream, and Slavic too. Successful, rich, beautiful. Someone certainly says that you just need a good marriage… but! Before you find a decent husband, you need to achieve something yourself.
An ordinary girl from an ordinary family, blessed with an unusual, fragile appearance, charm, tenacity and a will of iron, became the titular beauty, collected of about ten different titles and crowns.
Her fate is like a fairy tale, the real Cinderella story. But her prince is 36 years older than she. However, he is fabulously rich.
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Miss Russia Winners,1929-1939

Miss Russia Winners

Miss Russia Winners (1929-1939)


All Miss Russia Winners (1929-1939)
The story of the beauty contest “Miss Russia” began in Paris in the 20s of the last century. From 1926 to 1928, the winner received the title of “Queen of the Russian colony in Paris” and since 1929, the competition had become known as “Miss Russia”. The participants were chosen only among Russians, who emigrated to France after the 1917 October Revolution and the subsequent Civil War. The Russian-language magazine Illustrated Russia became the main organizer of the pageant.
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