Sofia Rudieva

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Sofia Rudieva
Beauty pageant titleholder
Sofia Rudieva.jpg
Moscow, 2009
Born Sofya Andreyevna Rudieva
(1990-11-15) 15 November 1990 (age 23)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Black
Eye color Grey
Title(s) Miss Russia 2009
(Winner)

Sofia Andreyevna Rudieva (Russian: София Андреевна Рудьева; born 15 November 1990) is a Russian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Russia 2009.[1]

Biography[edit]

Sofia Rudieva was born in 1990 in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg, to Andrey Rudiev and Tatyana Rudieva, a family of artists. At first, she wanted to follow her parents' path, and studied at an art school for 10 years in her childhood. She then studied acting, until she became more confident in her beauty and joined a modelling agency when she was 15. Her parents separated when she was 12 years old, and she chose to stay with her father. She graduated from high school in 2008, and is planning to study at a university in the future. Prior to her crowning as Miss Russia 2009, she had already several years of experience in modeling business and had taken part in a number of professional fashion shows.[2]

In March, 2009, she won the Miss Russia 2009 pageant, and was awarded with a $100,000 prize.[3] She said she would donate most of her prize money to charity, for helping homeless animals.[2]

After her victory, she was named Russia's representative in the Miss Universe 2009 contest, which was to be held in the Bahamas in August, 2009. She said that she was preparing seriously for the occasion, by taking more training in modelling and acting, doing sports and working to improve her already good English even further.[1][2]

Sofia has said she feels that winning the crown to Russia would be important for her country. Being asked about the unique characteristics of Russian women, she replied: "I strongly believe that Russian women are strong in spirit. They can be both very strong and energetic on the one hand and tender and sweet wives and caring mothers, on the other. The Russian mother is the best in the world."[2]

The Miss Universe 2009 crown was won by Venezuela's Stefania Fernandez. Russia, Ukraine and Poland did not make it to the final 15.[4]

Scandal[edit]

Nude photos of Rudieva were leaked online and published in the online version of Perfect 10 magazine, and she also seen coozying up with Bharat Manghnani.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Will new Miss Russia be crowned Miss World?". Russia Today. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d ""It’s my self-reliance and frankness that helped me" – Miss Russia". Russia Today. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Eighteen-year-old model wins Miss Russia contest". Pravda.ru. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Miss Venezuela crowned Miss Universe 2009". RIA Novosti. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  5. ^ http://mosnews.com/weird/2009/03/23/missrussiaagain/

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Preceded by
Ksenia Sukhinova
Miss Russia
2009
Succeeded by
Irina Antonenko
Preceded by
Vera Krasova
Miss Russia Universe
2009
Succeeded by
Irina Antonenko