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Yulia Ahonkova, singer and model

Yulia Ahonkova, singer and model

Yulia Ahonkova, singer and model

Yulia Ahonkova (Julia Kova) is a Russian singer and model.
Pretty girl was born on February 5, 1985 in Tuchkovo, Moscow region. Several times a week, Yulia attended art and dance clubs. Also she was a member of the school choir.
At the age of 15, Akhonkova left school and went to Moscow. The girl rented a room in a communal apartment, got a job as a waitress in one of the metropolitan restaurants.
In 2003, Yulia took part in the beauty contest Miss Russia. The professional jury appreciated the beauty and intelligence of the girl. As a result, Akhonkova was recognized as the winner. Also, the Russian beauty participated in the Miss Europe pageant, but did not even enter the TOP-5.
In Moscow, the girl met producer Vladimir Dubovitsky, ex-husband of Tatyana Ovsienko. So, their love affair began. Rich and influential man began to promote his beloved girl. In a short time, such songs as Sweet Boy, Illegal Angel and Crush were recorded.
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Kravtsova Mariya, Marika

Marika Russian fashion designer and TV presenter

Marika – Russian fashion designer and TV presenter


Mariya Kravtsova, better known as Marika, is a Russian TV presenter, fashion designer and former Russian top model.
Pretty girl was born on February 22, 1985 in Moscow. When Masha was 12 years old, she entered Slava Zaitsev modeling school. 13-years-old girl appeared on the cover of Cool Girl magazine. Later her photos were in such magazines as Peasant Woman, Oops, Fit for Fun, Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, XXL, FHM and others.
At the age of 16 Masha Kravtsova won the title of the first Vice-Miss Moscow 2001. Also she took part in Super Model of the World contest.
Since 2001 Marika worked with the biggest modeling agencies, including President, Point, Modus Vivendi, and the legendary Red Stars.
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Svetlana Goreva, Miss Russia 2003

Svetlana Goreva, Miss Russia 2003

Svetlana Goreva, Miss Russia 2003

Svetlana Goreva was born on January 17, 1982 in Tula (old Russian town famous for its Old Art of arm and samovar handicraft).
She is famous for winning the title of Miss Russia 2003. On December 6, 2003 Sverlana represented Russia in Miss World 2003, which was held at the Crown of Beauty Theater, Sanya, People’s Republic of China.
Svetlana has always had an interest in designing and making her own clothes and accessories.
Goreva’s sporting interests are in tennis, swimming. Since childhood she has enjoyed dancing the Russian national dances.
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Anna Malova, Miss Russia 1998

Anna Malova, Miss Russia 1998

Anna Malova, Miss Russia 1998


Anna Malova is a beauty queen, who was crowned Miss Russia 1998. By the way, she was one of the top 10 women in the Miss Universe Pageant. In 1993 she was Miss Russia first runner-up. Then she won the title of the Miss Baltic Sea 1994.
Pretty Anna was born in 1972.
Though she is a doctor in Russia (which takes about 5 years of study), she is not licensed to practice medicine in the United States.
On May 18, 2010, she was arrested for drugs in New York City. She had stolen drug prescription pad of her doctor to write herself painkiller narcotics Vicodin and the anti-anxiety drug Klonopin.
The girl was arrested again on April 2011 for illegal drugs.
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Xenia Trigub, model

Xenia Trigub, model

Xenia Trigub, Russian model

Russian model Xenia Trigub was born on September 29, 1992 in Magnitogorsk. Her favorite activity is participation in shows of clothes and jewelry. She also enjoys experience working with stylists at various seminars.
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Svetlana Koroleva, Miss Europe 2002

Svetlana Koroleva, Miss Europe 2002

Svetlana Koroleva, Miss Europe 2002


Svetlana Koroleva is a Russian model and TV presenter. By the way, she is a winner of the All-Russian national beauty pageant Miss Russia 2002 and the international beauty pageant Miss Europe 2002.
Beautiful girl was born in 1983 in Petrozavodsk.
In June 2002 Koroleva was crowned Miss Russia 2002, while competing with 69 other contestants from various regions of Russia. During the pageant, she represented her home city of Petrozavodsk. In the same year she represented Russia at Miss Europe 2002 pageant and won. Also, she was supposed to go to the Miss Universe 2003 pageant, but her Miss Europe title didn’t allow her to do it.
After the victory she did not return to Karelia. Pretty girl graduated from the Mining Institute, walked on the podiums of Europe and the Arab countries, worked as a TV presenter on the TVC channel. In addition, she starred in the film with Anna Snatkina, got married, founded a business in the fashion industry and became the mother of three children.
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Victoria Bonya

Victoria Bonya

Victoria Bonya

Victoria Bonya is a Russian TV presenter, actress and model.
Pretty girl was born on November 27, 1979 in Krasnokamensk, Chita Region. At the age of 16 she came to Moscow. Her career began in the Lotto Bingo. Also she managed to work as a waitress, secretary of the company for the production of plastic windows.
In 2001 the beautiful girl represented Russia at the beauty pageant Miss Earth. A year later, in 2002, she went to the United States.
On May 9, 2006 Bonya became a member of the reality show Dom-2 and spent about a year there. The girl had a relationship with Stepan Menshikov and Anton Potapovich. By the way, she has become one of the most prominent members of the show.
Outstanding Victoria entered the list of 50 Most Beautiful People of Moscow in May 2007.
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