The Barvikha Luxury Village concert hall in Moscow was the setting of the Miss Russia 2013 beauty pageant this past Saturday. While dozens of gorgeous girls gave it their all, only one could be crowned with the sparkling tiara worth one million dollars.
Congratulations to Elmira Abdrazakova, an 18-year-old student at the Siberian Railway University!
She became the envy of all Russian girls, winning the grand prize of $100,000, a car and the opportunity to represent her country at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants.
Elmira admitted that the hardest aspect of the competition was walking in heels. She also said she she plans on donating some of her winnings to charitable organizations that will help her hometown of Mezhdurechensk.
All throughout the year, winners of beauty pageants like Miss Russia will engage in a variety of charitable, social and cultural events that promote healthy and successful lifestyles, positive attitudes toward life and the importance of education.
When asked which part of a beauty pageant is their favorite, gentlemen are quick to mention swimsuits. Check out these pics from the Miss Russia pageant, then watch the swimsuit show below!
Source, Photos: The Voice of Russia