26 November 2013, 10:15

A 24-year-old beauty from the ancient city of Vladimir has outshined 50 girls to take the 2013 Russian Beauty crown at a nationwide pageant in Moscow’s Rossia music hall.

Anastasia Trusova is currently staying in Moscow where she is receiving a TV presenter training. She said she was in for martial arts and cooking and called her granddad her ideal man, who she said possessed inexhaustible vital energy and had taught her courage, honesty, strong will, responsibility, and caring.

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The new titleholder is 168 high and has almost-perfect body parameters of 88-60-91. Her life motto is: "It doesn’t matter how slow your progress is if you never give up on your dream. Viam supervadet vadens! (The path will be overcome by the one who walks it)."

The Russian beauty was crowned with a bejeweled silver crown covered in gold leaf and bestrewn with semi-precious gems that is a priceless masterpiece of Russian jewelers.

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The Russian Beauty pageant is traditionally held among winners of regional Russian beauty contests. The contenders are required to be 14 to 25 years old, not married and without children. About 20 days before the launch of the pageant, they are brought to a boarding house near Moscow to receive training from the best choreographers, stylists, photographers, psychologists and fitness trainers.

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In the run-up to the contest, the beauties take part in various events, such as a charity auction where they sell hand-made souvenirs from their home regions, including ones they crafted themselves. All the funds raised are given to hospitals and orphanages.

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The Russian Beauty pageant has been around since 1995. Until 2006, the winner went on to represent Russia at Miss World, whilst now they take part in the Miss Earth contest, which is aimed at promoting environmental awareness.

Voice of Russia

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