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Ksenia Shipilova – Vice-Miss Russia 2009

Ksenia Shipilova
In childhood every girl dreams of becoming the most beautiful and shine on the stage. But not all of them will make their dreams come true.
Ksenia Shipilova realized her dream in 2009. At “Miss Russia” beauty pageant Shipilova became the second Vice-Miss Russia.
“I have a childhood dream to participate in the contest “Miss Russia”. It was a beautiful fairy tale for me. But my parents told me that it was not serious, that education, sports and family should be my purposes. The first step to my dream I did, when I took part in the contest “Miss Ivanovo 2008”. I was awarded the title Vice-Miss Ivanovo. I was very happy! I became one of the 50 finalists of “Miss Russia 2009”. Because of the contest I even left my job. I worked as a TV presenter on local TV channel.”

Svetlana Stepankovskaya from Krasnodar became the first Vice-Miss Russia. She worked as a model in Krasnodar, Moscow, Italy, Paris and Japan.

Svetlana Stepankovskaya

Svetlana Stepankovskaya


Sophia Rudieva won the Miss Russia 2009 contest. At the age of 16 she participated in the Elite Model Look Russia 2007.
Sophia Rudieva

Sophia Rudieva


Because of her photos published in erotic magazine, Sophia was not allowed to participate in the contest “Miss World”.
And Ksenia got a wonderful chance to take part in the International beauty pageant! Shipilova represented Russia at “Miss World 2009”, which was held on December 12 in Johannesburg. Kaiane Aldorino from Gibraltar was awarded the title Miss World 2009 and Russian beauty Ksenia Sukhinova – Miss World 2008, gave her precious crown.
Kaiane Aldorino Sukhinova

Miss World 2008 – Ksenia Sukhinova is giving the crown to Miss World 2009 – Kaiane Aldorino


Ksenia Shipilova was born on January 11, 1991 in Odessa region in the family of a Soviet Army officer and paramedic. She has older sister Tsvetolina, who is wedding dresses designer.
Ksenia was quite talented girl, she was the winner of “Gifted children” forum, “Ivanovo Hope”, finalist of the contest “Leader of the XXI century”.
Since childhood, the girl was involved in swimming, table tennis and even shooting. At the age of 14 she graduated from music school.
The beautiful girl studied at the Ivanovo Textile Academy for a design degree and her ambition is to open her own watch boutique.
Ksenia describes herself as confident, reliable and responsible. Her motto is “Live life with no regrets”.
She is a big fan of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.
Now Ksenia is a successful model.
Shipilova took part in various charity events to help orphanages and veterans.
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Ksenia and Miss Universe 2002 Oxana Fedorova

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