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Svetlana Stepankovskaya – Vice-Miss Russia 2009

Svetlana Stepankovskaya - Vice-Miss Russia 2009

Svetlana Stepankovskaya – Vice-Miss Russia 2009

Svetlana Stepankovskaya is a Russian model and Vice-Miss Russia 2009. The girl won the title Miss Krasnodar in 2008 and represented her region at the Miss Russia 2009 pageant in Moscow on March 7. She became the 1st runner-up to the eventual winner, Sofia Rudieva. Pretty Svetlana worked on the NTV channel as a screen saver, was a member of Megafon advertising and Sochi mascots. Russian beauty dreamed of becoming an actress.
Stepankovskaya was born in 1985 in Krasnodar. At first Sveta was a simple schoolgirl and studied in the eleventh grade. Once 4 most beautiful girls, who achieved the greatest success in the choreography were chosen, and as part of the dance ensemble were sent to China. There they performed Russian folk dances for seven months. This trip helped the girl to find a successful photographer and make the first photo shoot. And then she began sending photos to various agencies. Soon Svetlana was shot for a fashion catalog and billboards with her image were hung throughout China.
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Masha Garmash – Siberian model

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Masha Garmash – Siberian model

Masha Garmash is a very successful model from Siberia. Maria was born in Minusinsk, entered modeling school in Abakan and studied in Krasnoyarsk.
The girl danced in show – ballet Orchids for eight years. She was even predicted to be a ballerina.
It was her mother who brought the girl to the modeling school Elite Models in Abakan.
17-year-old Garmash won the prestigious Russian model competition Supermodel of Russia 2004, was the finalist of Miss Siberia 2003.
“What did you feel when you were announced Russian supermodel?”
“I did not even hear the announcement. You know, I was chatting with the girls and suddenly one of them pushed me – Go! Well, I did not believe in the victory until my name was repeated for the third time. Actuakky, I didn’t know how to behave. I came up on the stage and burst into tears.”
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Victoria Lopyreva – Miss Russia – 2003

Victoria Lopyreva

Victoria Lopyreva – Miss Russia – 2003

Victoria Lopyreva is one of the most famous models in modern Russian history. She is Miss Russia 2003 and popular TV presenter, ambassador of the World Cup 2018.
Victoria was born on July 26, 1983 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Her father is a famous artist and her mother worked as a journalist and was a famous model in her youth. Since childhood, the girl loved to read books, and created her own little masterpieces, taking paints from her father’s workshop.
Beautiful Victoria started her professional activity as a model at the age of 5. Little girl was photographed to advertise children’s clothes and toys in different magazines. At the age of 16 she won the contest The Model of Don, where her mother had brought her photos.
In different years the girl was awarded many titles – Rostov Beauty, Face of the Year, Miss Donbass, Furor of the Year, as well as she was a finalist of Elite Model Look and Super model of the World.
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Ksenia Sukhinova, Miss World 2008

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Ksenia Sukhinova, Miss World 2008

Ksenia Sukhinova is a Russian beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Russia 2007 and Miss World 2008. Also, she appeared in all of the postcards that introduced every participating song in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Siberian-born girl is not the first Russian model to make a splash on the international scene. Russian girls are universally visible in the modeling business these days.
Ksenia was born on August 26, 1987 in Nizhnevartovsk, USSR. In her childhood, she was engaged in gymnastics and biathlon, ballroom dancing and swimming.
Sukhinova studied at the Tyumen Oil and Gas University. Beautiful girl was noticed by one of the leading modeling agencies – Point. Soon she took part in the Fashion Week in Milan.
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Oxana Fedorova – Miss Universe 2002

Oxana Fedorova - Miss Universe 2002

Oxana Fedorova – Miss Universe 2002

Oxana Fedorova is a Russian TV presenter, winner of the Miss St. Petersburg (1999), Miss Russia (2001) and Miss Universe (2002), model, actress, singer former police officer and university lecturer. In fact, she became the first Miss Russia to win the Miss Universe contest.
Oksana Gennadievna Fedorova was born on December 17, 1977 in Pskov. The father was a nuclear physicist, and the mother worked as a nurse at a psychiatric hospital. Her parents divorced when she was three years old and the girl was brought up by her mother.
Pretty girl graduated from the Pskov secondary special police school with a gold medal in 1997 and worked as an investigator for several months. In the same year, she entered the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. After graduation she worked as an investigator in Pulkovo airport. At the police academy, Fedorova played the saxophone as a member of the brass band.
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Inna Zobova – French model from Russia

Inna Zobova – French model from Russia

Inna Zobova – French model from Russia


Inna Zobova is a Russian model, actress, and former beauty pageant titleholder. She is best known as the face of the Wonderbra brand. Pretty girl worked for such modeling agencies as Storm Models (London), Viva Models (Paris), Viev Models (Spain), Yuil Models. By the way, Inna was chosen Miss Russia 1994.
Zobova was born on October 1, 1976 in Khimki, Russia. The girl was born with a hole in the heart (congenital heart disease), and at the age of six she underwent surgery to correct it. After the surgery Inna was banned from playing sports, and she had to give up her dream of becoming a ballerina and study biology to become a veterinarian.
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Liza Golovanova – Miss Russia 2012

Liza Golovanova

Liza Golovanova – Miss Russia 2012

Liza Golovanova is a Russian model, the winner of the All-Russian beauty contest Miss Russia 2012. The final of the competition was held on March 3, 2012 in the concert hall of Barvikha Luxury Village.
Elizaveta Igorevna Golovanova was born on April 2, 1993 in Safonovo, Smolensk region, Russia. Her mother Tatyana Golovanova is a doctor in the department of ultrasound diagnostics, and father Igor Golovanov is the head of the Safonovo interdistrict department of clinical pathology. At school she was a brilliant student. The girl graduated from music school and can play the piano well.
Beautiful girl won the contest Miss Vetrenica, which was held in Smolensk in 2008. Four years later Elizaveta (or Liza) became a beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Russia 2012. The final of the competition was held on March 3 in the concert hall Barvikha Luxury Village.
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