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Ksenia Sukhinova, Miss World 2008

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Ksenia Sukhinova is a Russian beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Russia 2007 and Miss World 2008. She also appeared in all of the postcards that introduced every participating song in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Siberian-born Ksenia Sukhinova – Miss World 2008 – is not the first Russian model to make a splash on the international scene, just the latest in a long line of catwalk talent. Ksenia is by no means the first Russian model to make a global impact. Russians are universally visible in the modeling business these days, but it really began back in the 1920s. Indeed, one could claim that the modern, and lucrative, modeling business began with Russian girls.

Ksenia was born on August 26, 1987 in Nizhnevartovsk, USSR. In her childhood, she was engaged in gymnastics and biathlon (the most popular sport in the North), ballroom dancing and swimming.
Sukhinova studied at the Tyumen Oil and Gas University. A beautiful girl was noticed by one of the leading modeling agencies – “Point”. Soon she participated in the Fashion Week in Milan.
Ksenia won the title “Miss World 2008” at the 58th international beauty pageant in Johannesburg, which was held on 13 December 2008. She was happy to prove once again that Russian girls are the most beautiful in the world.
Sukhinova was the second Russian woman became Miss World. In 1992, Yuliya Kurotchkina won this competition.
Another Russian, Oxana Fedorova, won the title Miss Universe in 2002.
And just have a look at the western modeling business – Natalia Vodianova, Sasha Pivovarova, Pauline Kuklina, Natasha Poly – they are one of the most sought after models in the world.
Ksenia was the face of Eurovision Song Contest held in Moscow from 12 to 16 May 2009. On posters and videos Ksenia represented all 42 countries. During the photo shoot she had to change more than 40 make- ups and hairstyles.
On December 12, 2009, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ksenia handed the Miss World crown to Kayani Aldorino.
On October 30, 2010, in Sanya (China), Ksenia was one of the judges of the Miss World beauty pageant.
Sukhinova worked in the fashion house of famous Russian designer Valentin Yudashkin.
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Ksenia Sukhinova, Miss World 2008