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Yuliya Kurotchkina – Miss World 1992

Yuliya Kurotchkina

Yuliya Kurotchkina – Miss World 1992

20 years ago Yuliya Kurotchkina became the first Russian Miss World, she was 18 years old.
The young beautiful girl was offered to represent Russia at Miss World 1992, held in Sun City, South Africa. Without taking part in any national contest Kurotchkina became a participant of the most prestigious international beauty pageant and won it! Claire Smith of the United Kingdom and Francis Gago of Venezuela were the runners up. Ewa Wachowicz of Poland and Amy Kleinhans of South Africa were the two other finalists.
Pretty Yuliya was born on August 10, 1974 in Shcherbinka, Russian provincial town. She lives an ordinary life in her home town. Cinderella didn’t become a princess, and most important event in her life is the birth of her daughter Kristina.
By the way, Yuliya became a model at the age of 14 and at 18 she was already a professional model.
Kurotchkina was the first Russian girl, who won the title of Miss World.
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Ekaterina Grushanina – Miss Tourism Queen

Ekaterina Grushanina - Miss Tourism Queen

Ekaterina Grushanina – Miss Tourism Queen


Ekaterina Grushanina was internationally recognized as the most beautiful woman in the world. Charming girl was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Katya is fluent in English and dances well. She graduated from the Chelyabinsk Pedagogical University, specializing in Choreography. It was fun and not difficult, because of 15-year experience in professional ballroom dancing.
By the way, the beautiful girl is an owner of three crowns. In 2003, she represented Chelyabinsk at Russian contest Miss Siberia in the city of Tomsk. As a result, she became a winner and was invited to work in Moscow and then in Paris. There she worked with Karl Lagerfeld, and participated in Fashion Week shows. Grushanina worked with the Moscow model agencies for several years and appeared in magazines, photo and video advertising.
In 2008, Ekaterina participated in the Miss International contest, which took place in Japan, and was among the twelve finalists.
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Elena Semikina – Miss Universe Canada 2010

Elena Semikina - Miss Universe Canada 2010

Elena Semikina – Miss Universe Canada 2010

Elena Semikina, a girl from the USSR, was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2010 in Toronto, Ontario. And on August 23, 2010 she represented Canada at the Miss Universe beauty pageant held in Las Vegas, America.
By the way, Elena became the third Russian girl, who won Miss Universe Canada. In 2005 Natalia Glebova became the first beauty of Canada. Later, in 2007, Inga Skaya received this title.
Russian beautiful girl Elena was born on September 8, 1983 in Moldavia, USSR. She is a Canadian actress and film producer. Semikina studied Marketing and Finance in Toronto. To tell the truth, Elena’s debut role was in the film Three Days in Havana, where she played together with Gil Bellows, Don McKellar, and Kathleen Robertson. Also she appeared in Gitaskog. Moreover, Semikina was a competition judge at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
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Ksenia Shipilova – Vice-Miss Russia 2009

Ksenia Shipilova

Ksenia Shipilova – Vice-Miss Russia 2009

In childhood every girl dreams of becoming the most beautiful and shine on the stage. But not all of them will make their dreams come true.
Ksenia Shipilova realized her dream in 2009. At Miss Russia beauty pageant Shipilova became the second Vice-Miss Russia.
“I had a childhood dream to participate in Miss Russia contest. It was a beautiful fairy tale for me. But my parents told me that it was not serious, that education, sports and family should be my purposes. The first step to my dream I did, when I took part in Miss Ivanovo 2008 contest. By the way, I was awarded the title Vice-Miss Ivanovo. I was very happy! What is more, I became one of the 50 finalists of Miss Russia 2009. Because of the contest I even left my job. I worked as a TV presenter on local TV channel.”
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Natalie Glebova — Russian Canadian Miss Universe

Natalie Glebova

Natalie Glebova — Russian Canadian Miss Universe

Natalie Glebova is a Russian Canadian beauty queen who has won the title Miss Universe 2005.
Beautiful girl was born on November 11, 1981 in Tuapse, Krasnodar region, Russia. She is a classical pianist and also has won various regional gymnastics championships.
In 1996 her family moved to Canada. After school Natalie entered the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information. At the same time her parents were offered a job in the U.S. city of Boston. Natasha was left alone. The girl was very sad and her friends offered to participate in Miss Canada 2005 contest.
Glebova, inspired by Oxana Fedorova’s victory, who became the most beautiful girl in the world in 2002, decided to try her luck… After the victory Natasha got a lot of marriage proposals. But the girl refused to marry tycoons, known producers and film actors.
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Yulia Savicheva, singer

Yulia Savicheva singer

Yulia Savicheva – beautiful singer


Yulia Savicheva is a Russian singer, who represent Russia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Talented singer was born on February 14, 1987 in Kurgan, Siberia into a family of musicians. Her mother was a music teacher and her father was a musician. At the age of 5 Yulia became a soloist of the choreographic collective Firefly. But her first performance took place when she was only 4 years old. Cute girl came on stage with Max Fadeev’s rock band Convoy, where her father worked as a drummer.
Later, the rock band was invited to work in Moscow and in 1994 her whole family moved to the capital. There Yulia joined choreographic collective Crane and together with her partner became two-time champion of Moscow. Young girl also took part in the New Year’s performances.
In 2001, the producer Poleiko invited her to play the lead role in the New Year’s performance at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was huge success.
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Svetlana Svetikova, singer and actress

Svetlana Svetikova

Beautiful Sveta


Svetlana Svetikova is a Russian singer and actress.
Beautiful girl was born on November 24, 1983 in Moscow. Her father served in the Navy, currently working as Florentine mosaic artist. Her mother sang in the ensemble before marriage, later worked as a music teacher in kindergarten, now she is a housewife. Svetlana has a younger sister Natalia, who graduated from the Moscow State University, Faculty of Law.
To tell the truth, Svetlana started her career at the age of 4, when her parents brought her to the musical group Cartoon. The little girl performed in the children’s musical Zoo. At the age of 8 she joined Moscow Children’s Theater and became a soloist of the children’s rock band Papa Carlo. The group recorded the album Live in Rock and toured in Russia, the Crimea, and Germany.
Talented girl began performing solo at the age of 12. She was a winner of such contests as Crystal Droplet, Bon Chanson, Young Talents of Moscow and visited Turkey, Greece, Czech Republic, Germany and France.
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