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Sofia Rudieva, Miss Russia 2009

Sofia Rudieva

Sofia Rudieva, Miss Russia 2009

Sofia Rudieva is a Russian model and beauty queen, the winner of Miss Russia 2009. The girl gained notoriety with the publication of erotic photos before the Miss Universe beauty pageant.
Sofia was born on November 15, 1990 in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia) into a family of artists. Beautiful girl was engaged in the theater studio, but left it after two years. When Sofia was 12 years old, her parents divorced, and the girl chose to stay with her dad.
Pretty Sofia joined a modeling agency when she was 15. Prior to taking part in Miss Russia 2009, she had several years of experience in the modeling business and had taken part in a number of professional fashion shows. At the age of 16, she participated in Elite Model Look Russia contest.

50 most beautiful girls of Russia participated in the final of the contest Miss Russia 2009. The show hosts were Ivan Urgant and Vera Krasova, Miss Universe 2008 third runner-up.
On March 7, 2009 Ksenia Shipilova became the second runner-up, Svetlana Stepankovskaya was First Vice-Miss and Sofia Rudyeva became the winner of the Miss Russia pageant. Awesome girl received cash prize – $100,000. Moreover, Sofia said she would donate most of her prize money to help seal pups. Outstanding girl got the right to represent Russia at Miss Universe. But soon after her victory Rudieva’s erotic photos were published on-line. They were taken for the foreign magazine Perfect 10 four years before, when the girl was only 15 years old.
On August 23, 2009 Sofia took part in Miss Universe contest. However, she wasn’t among the 15 finalists.
Being asked about the unique characteristics of Russian women, she replied: “I strongly believe that Russian women are strong in spirit. They can be both very strong and energetic on the one hand and tender and sweet wives and caring mothers, on the other. The Russian mother is the best in the world.”
By the way, Sofia was the face of Oriflame and Pepsi Light. Also, she took part in a photo shoot with Dima Bilan for Philipp Plein’s new collection. Russian beauty starred in the music video for Bilan’s song Changes.
As well, the model starred in the music video for Timati’s song How Much Is Love.
On March 6, 2010 Sofia handed her crown to Miss Russia 2010 Irina Antonenko.
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Sofia Rudieva, Miss Russia 2009