Anna-Maria Galojan

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Anna-Maria Galojan
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Born (1982-02-23) 23 February 1982 (age 37)
Kohtla-Järve, Estonia

Anna-Maria Galojan (born 23 February 1982 in Kohtla-Järve) is Estonian political scientist and model. She first became known in Estonia with her self-funded ad campaign during 2007 Parliamentary elections running for Estonian Reform Party.[1] She was not elected. With only 462 votes she came seventh of Reform Party in her electoral district where the party clinched two mandates.[2]

Though the campaign was unsuccessful her TV ads featuring archery became memes and brought her fame. She appeared on the cover of Estonian Playboy,[3] became cover girl for Belgian chocolate maker Xocai[4] and was elected world's sexiest female politician by The Scottish Sun online edition.[5]

In May 2011, Galojan was convicted for document forgery and embezzlement of €60,000 from the non-profit organization European Movement Estonia, of which she was the CEO. She was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment of which five months was real jail time and the rest conditional with a probationary period of four years.[6] She fled to London where she was arrested on February 14, 2012.[7] After several years of legal battles she was eventually extradited in February 2015[8][9] and transferred to Tallinn Prison.[10]

She resides in London and is employed as a political consultant.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suurejooneline valimiskampaania". Õhtuleht. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ "HÄÄLETAMISTULEMUS". VVK. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Skandaalne Anna-Maria Galojan Playboy kaanel". Postimees. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Anna-Maria Galojanist sai šokolaaditüdruk". Delfi. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Maailma seksikaim poliitik? Galojan: "Naisena võtan seda kui komplimenti!"". Õhtuleht. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Appeal Rejected - Galojan Headed to Jail". News - ERR. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  7. ^ "London Court Gives Galojan Another Break". News - ERR. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Galojan Appeals Extradition". News - ERR. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Galojan, Kaldalu set up electoral alliance named Protest". News.postimees.ee. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Galojan extradited to Estonia, arrives in prison". news.err.ee. Retrieved 19 February 2015.