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Anastasia Sivova – Teen Miss Planet 2013

Anastasia Sivova
Anastasia Sivova, a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl from Tula, has won the “Little Miss Planet-2013” title in the teenager category.

Girls from 70 countries took part in the competition that was held in Burgas, Bulgaria. The jury assessed not only the beauty of the girls. The participants took part in the best singer and dancer competitions, a defile in colorful costumes, as well as they had to demonstrate their “good English”.
Anastasia is a really beautiful and talented girl. She is a participant of the “Happiness for Children” choreographic ensemble in Tula, plays the violin and piano, is fluent in English.
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Maria Kalinina – first Miss Moscow

Maria Kalinina
Maria Kalinina was born on September 14, 1971 in Moscow, USSR (now Russia).
She is an International Celebrity, the winner of the first Beauty Pageant in Russia.
Maria encountered the technique of Kundalini Yoga to help being successful in personal life, career and in life fulfillment in general. Her classes are filled with humor and deep understanding of the human psyche. She travels extensively teaching Kundalini yoga in the U.S. and overseas.
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Ksenia Stom, beautiful model

Ksenia Stom
Ksenia Stom was born on January 15, 1983 in Moscow.
The girl became known for the fact that she became the finalist of the national final in one of the most prestigious competitions, beating Natalia Polevshikova (better known as Natasha Poly), who was the main contender.

Ksenia became the winner of the international competition “New Model Today 2000”.

It was the phenomenal victory for the seventeen-years-old girl. The young model was not afraid to take part in the contest. There were 45 participants from 35 countries around the world.
Ksenia’s modeling agency was “ABC models”.
The competition was held in the Italian city of Cetara.
Soon after the contest Ksenia signed the contract with one of the Milan agencies “Why Not”.
At the moment she works with “Fashion”, one of the most famous modeling agencies in Moscow.
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Alena Shishkova, Vice-Miss Russia 2012

Alena Shishkova

Alena Shishkova. photo Natalia Tsygina

Alena Shishkova was born on November 12, 1992 in the city of Tyumen.
Alena is a beautiful girl, Russian model and Vice-Miss Russia 2012. She is very popular in Tumblr, Instagram and Russian social network “Vkontakte”.
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Karina Gurina – Miss MAXIM 2012

Karina Gurina
Karina Gurina is a famous fashion model, winner of the title “Miss Bikini 2009” in the Crimea, as well as the winner of “Miss Maxim” in August 2012.

Gurina was born on March 31, 1992 in the city of Yalta. Later the family moved to Moscow, where Karina graduated from school and entered the Russian State University of Trade and Economics.
Karina was very active and athletic kid. She was engaged in Latin American dancing and rhythmic gymnastics. As a teenager, she was fascinated by extreme sports: mountain climbing and skydiving.
Since her childhood she dreamed of becoming a famous person.
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Alexander Nevsky – Russian actor, writer

Alexander Nevsky
Alexander Nevsky (last name at birth Kuritsyn) was born on July 17, 1971 in Moscow. Alexander is a bodybuilder, screenwriter, producer, writer and actor. He has become the first successful Russian writer, producer and actor in Hollywood (thanks to “Moscow Heat” and “Treasure Raiders”).
Nevsky says about himself: he began to do sports in 1986, was an amateur boxer from 1986 to 1992, learned different martial arts and attended master-classes by Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal. Later Alexander was engaged in bodybuilding and became medalist in Moscow, was awarded by the Association of natural bodybuilding for the fight against steroids and was a judge at the World Cup «Natural Olympia» (1999).
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Vladimir Trezubov – Mister Russia 2013

Vladimir Trezubov
Vladimir Trezubov, 33-year-old dentist from St. Petersburg, was recognized as the most handsome man in the country.
On March 18, 2013 in Kursk was held the final of the contest “Mr. Russia 2013”. There were 15 participants at the age of 18 to 36, came from different cities of Russia.
The most handsome men of the country had to overcome several stages of the competition. The first – the official parade in suits, the second – the presentation of their homeland in the form of a short story or a video clip, the third – creative, where contestants showed their talents – from dance and sports achievements to poetry declamation.
And final stage of the competition – men in Russian costumes.
By the way, the winner performed under “lucky” number 13.
It’s interesting that Miss Russia 2013 Elmira Abdrazakova also performed under number 13. As we can see the number 13 is really lucky number in 2013.
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