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Alena Shishkova, Vice-Miss Russia 2012

Alena Shishkova

Alena Shishkova. photo Natalia Tsygina

Alena Shishkova is a beautiful girl, Russian model and Vice-Miss Russia 2012. You know, she is very popular in Tumblr, Instagram and Russian social network Vkontakte.
Pretty girl was born on November 12, 1992 in Tyumen. Alena was engaged in singing and played the guitar. Musical future was so close, but as soon as the beautiful girl was offered to take part in the photo session for one of the magazines she agreed without hesitation. It was much more profitable, more prestigious and more interesting than playing the guitar.
Before participating in the famous all-Russian contest Miss Russia 2012, Alena was a participant of many beauty contests such as Miss Hope, Miss Dream and Miss Sunshine. The model managed to win in the popular contest Cover Beauty Look.
In March 2012, she became the second Vice-Miss Russia 2012.
At the contest Russian beauty was noticed by Svetlana Kuvshinova, director of the Moscow model agency Renaissance.
Now Alena participates in fashion weeks, not only in Moscow but also abroad – in Milan and Tokyo.
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Karina Gurina – Miss MAXIM 2012

Karina Gurina

Karina Gurina – Miss MAXIM 2012

Karina Gurina is a famous fashion model. You know, she was the winner of Miss Bikini 2009 contest in the Crimea, as well as the winner of Miss Maxim in August 2012.
Pretty girl was born on March 31, 1992 in Yalta. Later the family moved to Moscow, where Karina graduated from school and entered the Russian State University of Trade and Economics.
Karina was a very active and athletic kid. She was engaged in Latin American dance and rhythmic gymnastics. As a teenager, she was fascinated by extreme sports: mountain climbing and skydiving.
Since her childhood cute girl dreamed of becoming a famous person.
You know, she tried to be a model, but Karina didn’t fit the standard of female beauty 90-60-90 (her proportions are 93-56-93).
So she went the other way, Karina won the title of Miss Bikini 2009, a prestigious beauty contest of the Crimean Republic. In 2010 she received the title of Miss University. And in August 2012 awesome girl became Miss Maxim.
Now she is going to take part in the Miss Russia contest and win it!
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Tatiana Yakovleva – Leading Designer of Hats

Tatiana Yakovleva

Tatiana Yakovleva – Leading Designer of Hats

Tatiana Yakovleva (fr. Tatiana Yacovleff) was born on March 25 (April 7), 1906 in Saint Petersburg, into a professional family that found sanctuary in Paris after the Bolshevik Revolution. Mr. Citroen (founder of the Citroen automobile company) helped the Yakovlevs to leave Russia. Andre Citroen was a friend of famous artist Alexander Yakovlev (Tatiana’s uncle), who helped Andre to create sketches of future cars.
You know, Tatiana arrived in Paris at the age of 19. The beauty helped her a lot and soon there were many advertising posters with her face in the Parisian streets.
By the way, Tatiana was acquainted with the dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Alexander Godunov, poet Joseph Brodsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Feodor Chaliapin, made friends with the artists Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova.
Yakovleva studied painting and sculpture, but also learned millinery to earn a living.
Moreover, Tatiana was an imperious fashion icon and the leading hat designer for Saks Fifth Avenue for 20 years.
Yakovleva was beloved and the recipient of two love poems by the famous Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky in 1928-1929.
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Oksana Mkhitaryan – tiniest waist in Russia

Oksana Mkhitaryan

Oksana Mkhitaryan, the girl who has the tiniest waist in Russia

Oksana Mkhitaryan, 35-year-old girl from Moscow has the tiniest waist in Russia – only 45 cm. She has an hourglass body shape, some people call her Guitar Girl.
On January 15, 2010 Oksana was listed in the Russian Book of Records.
Pretty girl was born in Krasnodar. Now she is a resident of Moscow, where Oksana moved with her husband – a dentist, who was offered a job in a Moscow clinic.
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Mia Zarring – beautiful girl

mia zarring beautiful model

Mia Zarring – beautiful model, actress and TV presenter

Mia Zarring (her full name is Maria Zarring) is a beautiful girl with the biggest natural breasts in Russia.
Pretty girl was born on November 19, 1986 in Moscow. She is an actress, model and TV presenter.
When Mia was 9 years old her family moved to Crimea, where little girl joined young journalists’ club and wrote poems. You know, she got prizes at regional competitions.
15-year-old Mia began to work as a reporter and TV presenter.
In 2004 Mia entered the Faculty of Economics and attended lectures at the Faculty of Journalism. In 2011 she entered the acting department of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
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Victoria Shamis

Victoria Shamis

Victoria Shamis

Victoria Shamis is a beautiful girl and the owner of Victoria’s Vintage boutique.
Pretty girl graduated from the University of the Arts in London. During her studies she worked for Alexander McQueen’s fashion house. While traveling to Paris together with the husband Victoria met Didier Ludot. One of the greatest vintage collectors in the world was fascinated by Victoria and agreed to become an exclusive partner of her future boutique in Russia.
The idea to open her own boutique of vintage clothes appeared while Victoria was studying in London. At first it was an impossible dream. But, after a meeting with Didier Ludot in 2009, it became clear that the dream could be fulfilled.
From the beginning, Victoria’s Vintage project was something like a private club for those who understand the subtleties of haute couture with the past.
On April 24, 2011 at the legendary hotel Metropol the first Vintage couturier boutique in Russia was opened.
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Sergey Zverev – hairdresser, singer

Sergey Zverev

Sergey Zverev – hairdresser, singer

Sergey Zverev is a Russian hairdresser, stylist, singer and showman. He calls himself the King of Glamour. By the way, he is a master and the only member of the reality show about his everyday life Full Fashion (Muz-TV) and Star in a cube (MTV), Stars in fashion (RU.TV).
The boy was born on July 19, 1963 in Kultuk (Irkutsk region) into the family of a railway worker. After his father’s death (in a motorcycle accident) the family moved to Ust-Kamenogorsk, in Kazakhstan. Sergey was only four.
After school, Zverev attended a hairdressing college and received diplomas in three specialties: hairdressing, decorative make-up and clothing design.
You know, in 1979 Zverev got into the modeling business. He studied at the Paris fashion house while working there.
In the 1980s, he served in the Soviet Armed Forces in Poland, where Sergey was Platoon Deputy Commander.
Sergey opened his first salon in the early 1990s. In 1996-1998 Zverev won a series of international competitions and became the European Hairdressing Champion and the World Hairdressing Champion.
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