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Vera Krasova – Miss Universe 2008 top-5 finalist

Vera Krasova
Vera Krasova is a Russian model and TV presenter, “Vice – Miss Universe 2008”.
Vera was born on December 11, 1987 in Moscow. At school she was an excellent student and dreamed of becoming a journalist. School holidays the girl spent in the village with her grandmother.
In 2002, Vera entered the Moscow Civil Engineering College. In 2009, she graduated from Moscow State Academy of Municipal Economy and Construction and from National Higher School of Television.
From 2006 to 2007 Vera worked as a specialist in housing and communal services.
In 2007, the beautiful girl took part in the contest “Miss Moscow 2007”, where she received the title of “First Vice Miss Moscow 2007”.
Vera competed in the 2007 Miss Russia pageant on December 14 where she represented the capital of Russia. Krasova was awarded the second Vice-Miss Russia title.

Ksenia Sukhinova from Russian city Tyumen won the title of “Miss Russia 2007” and became “Miss World 2008” winner.

Ksenia Sukhinova

Ksenia Sukhinova


Simonna Levenok was first Vice-Miss Russia 2007.
Simonna Levenok

Simonna Levenok


Although Krasova wasn’t the winner of the national pageant, the Miss Russia organization decided to send her to the Miss Universe 2008 pageant held in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Vera represented Russia at the most prestigious international pageant on July 14, 2008 and made it to the top-5 finalists. This was the first time Russia entered the top-5 of Miss Universe since Oxana Fedorova in 2002.
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Vera Krasova and Oxana Fedorova


The beauty from Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, was the first and became Miss Universe 2008.
Dayana Mendoza

Dayana Mendoza


After the contest “Miss Universe” Vera began to take part in the secular and charity events.
In 2009, she became the official representative of the national contest “Miss Russia” and the head of the charitable projects of the competition.
On March 7, 2009 together with TV presenter Ivan Urgant Krasova was a presenter of “Miss Russia 2009”, where Sophia Rudieva became a winner.
In 2009, Vera took part in Vyacheslav Zaitsev’s fashion show.
On June 19, 2009 Krasova opened the seventh Charity Vienna Ball in Moscow. And like in a fairy tale, where the Princess has to meet Prince at the ball, Vera met her future husband, Ilya Kamolov. One year after their first ball, Vera and Ilya became husband and wife. In 2011 Vera gave birth to their son Elisey.
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Vera and her husband Ilya Kamolov


In May 2011, the girl became a news program presenter on Love Radio.
From 2011 to 2012 Russian beauty worked as a host of Russian State Lottery “Gosloto”.
In 2012, she was a presenter of the TV project “Eternal Life” and the program “Vesti.Ru” on Russia -2.
In June 2013, Vera was a journalist for the Russia-24 channel.
In November 2013 she made her debut as a reporter and in December 2013 became an author and presenter of “Development Projects”.
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Vera in national costume

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