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Regional Beauty Queens Vying for Miss Russia 2011

30. November 2010 by Michelle 0 Comments

As 2010 winds down, many Russian cities are finishing up their selections of which gorgeous Russian girls will represent them in the Miss Russia 2011 pageant. Who will succeed Irina Antonenko?


With so many stunning Russian women to choose from, the competition is fierce. Over 80 regions in Russia host local beauty contests where more than 100,000 ladies audition. They reward the winners with a chance at the country's largest and most prestigious pageant, which takes place early next year.


All of the contestants must be single and between the ages of 17 and 23, with high personal aspirations and in pursuit of a good education. This year's winner receives $100,000, plus a college scholarship and advertising contracts with popular brands.


Here are some of the ladies who have already achieved crowns in their hometowns and are now in the running for Miss Russia 2011. Which is your favorite?


Miss Rostov on Don - Anna Kochetkova


Miss Ekaterinberg - Nina Savelieva


Miss Tambov - Margarita Kurnosova


Miss Kuzbass - Ksenia Sapozhkova


Miss Mari El - Alina Kreklina


Miss St. Petersburg - Marina Nosova


Miss Chuvashia - Nadezhda Vasilieva


Miss Karelia - Regina Abakumova


Miss Moscow - Maria Dorokhina


Miss Stavropol - Ksenia Tolkacheva


Miss Tomsk - Evgeniya Afanasyeva


Miss Tula - Irina Klein


Miss Tver - Irina Pychkova


Miss Ulyanovsk - Daria Patkova


Miss Vladivostock - Margarita Kostenko


Miss Yakutia - Violetta Dyachkovskaya


Miss Yaroslavl - Yana Dan Chin-Yu

Photos: Missosology.com