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Ruslana Korshunova

Ruslana Korshunova - Russian supermodel

Ruslana Korshunova – Russian supermodel

Ruslana Korshunova was a Russian supermodel. Beautiful girl died on June 28, 2008 in Manhattan, New York, USA. Her death was the subject of worldwide discussion and attention.
Ruslana Sergeevna Korshunova was born on July 2, 1987 in Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, USSR.
Talented girl spoke four languages: Russian, Kazakh, English and German. Outstanding model was nicknamed the Russian Rapunzel for her long hair. In 2003, her photo in the All Asia magazine attracted the attention of Debbie Jones, a representative of a major modeling agency MODELS 1, who subsequently found her and signed a contract. Two years later, in 2005 she was named one of the main discoveries of the New York Fashion Week.

By 2008, Korshunova took part in the advertising campaigns for DKNY, BCBG, Blugirl by Blumarine, Clarins, Ghost, Girbaud, Kenzo Accessories, Marithé & François, Max Studio, Moschino, Old England, Pantene Always Smooth, Paul Smith, Vera Wang lingerie and Nina Ricci Nina fragrance, and also appeared on the covers of the French edition of ELLE magazine, Russian and Polish Vogue. By the way, successful model participated in the casting for the role of the main character in the film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
On June 28, 2008, 4 days before her 21st birthday, Ruslana fell out of the window of her apartment on the ninth floor in Manhattan. To tell the truth, the police thought it was a suicide, but the suicide note was not found. In addition, according to the statements of all her relatives, friends and acquaintances, she had no real reason to commit suicide, and this could be a murder. They said that not long before, she had returned from the fashion show in Paris and “was on top of the world”. British television producer Peter Pomerantsev believes that the suicide was associated with the organization Rose of the World.
Korshunova was buried on July 7, 2008 at the Khovanskoye Cemetery in Moscow. According to her mother the Russian capital was one of her daughter’s favorite cities, and “she would want her beloved Moscow to be her last resting place.”
Until now, no one knows what happened to the girl. And her tragic death was another reason to talk about the cruel world of fashion.
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