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Category Archive: Contests

Valeria Bystritskaia – Miss Germany 2011

Valeria Bystritskaia - Miss Germany 2011

Valeria Bystritskaia – Miss Germany 2011


Valeria Bystritskaia was born on June 20, 1986 in Moscow, Russia.
She is a German beauty queen. Valeria was elected on July 7, 2011 in Berlin during the Berlin fashion Week as Miss Universe Germany 2011.
She represented Germany at the Miss Universe 2011 on 12 September 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Now she lives in Karlsruhe, Germany.
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The best Snegurochka – Anastasia Komorina

The best Snegurochka - Anastasia Komorina

The best Snegurochka – Anastasia Komorina


The festival-competition Snegurochka 2012 was held in Kostroma.
Anastasia Komorina was the girl, who became the owner of the prestigious title and was presented with a trip to seven European countries.
Father Frost’s task was very difficult, because he had to choose worthy Snegurochka from 33 beautiful and talented contestants. And Anastasia was the best!
Believe in a fairy tale!
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Elina Kireeva — 2012 Russian Beauty

Elina Kireeva — 2012 Russian Beauty

Elina Kireeva — 2012 Russian Beauty


The beauty contest Krasa Rossii-2012 (The Beauty of Russia) took place in Moscow. 25-year-old Elina Kireeva, from Ufa, Bashkortostan became the winner. She was the best of the best. Elina became the first representative of Bashkortostan, who won the national competition.
63 participants fought for the title of the most beautiful Russian woman. The event was held on November 21 at the Metropolitan Theatre of the Russian army. The military was a major theme throughout the action. The girls appeared before the audience in images of young ladies of 1812, and World War II. A jury consisting of artists, public figures and TV presenters, paid the attention not only to the external beauty, but also to their education, knowledge of foreign languages, ability to present themselves, talent in singing and dancing.
It was not the first victory for the beautiful girl. In 2009 Elina won the title Beauty of the East of Russia. Kireeva graduated from the Russian State University of Trade and Economics. Elina’s younger sister Albina managed to become the first young beauty of Russia in 2008.
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Anastasia Makeeva, Miss Krasnodar

Anastasia Makeeva – beautiful Russian actress and model

Anastasia Makeeva – beautiful Russian actress and model


Anastasia Makeeva is a Russian actress, singer, model, and TV presenter.
The beautiful girl was born on December 23, 1981 in Krasnodar. Her father was the director of the vocal-instrumental ensemble and Anastasia began to perform with the band Harmony. She participated in many competitions. The girl took part not only in singing competitions, but in beauty contests too. She was a permanent member of various beauty pageants. In 1998, 17-year-old Nastya became the winner of the prestigious contest Miss Krasnodar. After the victory Anastasia moved to Moscow, where she continued to work as a model and received prestigious prizes: Miss Academy, Russia 2000 (2000, Moscow), Vice-Miss MC-Europe (2004, Spain), Vice-Miss Universe, Russia (2004, Moscow).
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Diana Starkova, beauty queen and racing driver

Diana Starkova, beauty queen and racing driver

Diana Starkova, beauty queen and racing driver

Diana Starkova was born in 1986 in the Soviet Union. Diana is a fashion model, beauty queen and an auto racing driver.
She was a finalist and winner of numerous national and international modeling and beauty contests. She is the winner of Miss Asia Pacific World 2011.
Diana has appeared in advertisements for numerous brands such as Dolcedonna, Schwarzkopf, Chopard, Guerlain, Mikimoto, Payot, Beauty Palace Institute etc. She had been featured in many fashion magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Votre Beaute, Shape, ELLE and others.
Several main contracts in UAE made her one of the richest top models on the East with income 2.8 million dollars.
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Victoria Radochinskaya, Miss World 2009

Victoria Radochinskaya, Miss World 2009

Victoria Radochinskaya, Miss World 2009


Victoria Radochinskaya was born in Rostov-on-Don.
Victoria won a prestigious international beauty contest Miss World -2009 held in Ba Ria Vung Tau, Vietnam on November 22, 2009. Russian Miss World was awarded a crown of white gold decorated with 63 rubies totally worth around 100, 000 dollars. Participants from the United States and Vietnam won second and third places, respectively.
The Miss World beauty contest is one of the main events of the world fashion industry and is an alternative to other beauty contests because only married participants are admitted to the contest. It is an annual pageant and is held since 1985.
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Yulia Obraztsova – Miss Moscow

Yulia Obraztsova - Miss Moscow

Yulia Obraztsova – Miss Moscow


Yulia Obraztsova was born in sunny Krasnodar.
Yulia was the winner of the beauty contest Miss Moscow – 2009.
Obraztsova and Irina Dubtsova recorded a beautiful lyrical song Otrekayus.
Yulia is going to record her first solo album. Obraztsova is a VJ on RU.TV channel. Yulia starred in the lead role in the film Moscow Stories directed by Yegor Konchalovsky. The girl created her fashion collection.
Yulia is the official face of Italian jewelry brand Bellini Gioielli.
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