Elena Semikina

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Elena Semikina
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Elena Semikina

(1983-09-08) September 8, 1983 (age 35)
Home townToronto, Ontario, Canada
Height6'1 ft
TitleMiss Universe Canada® 2010
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss International 2008
Miss Universe Canada 2010 (Winner),
Miss Universe 2010

Elena Semikina (born September 8, 1983)[1] is a Russian-Canadian producer and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, on June 14, 2010. She represented Canada at the Miss Universe 2010 beauty pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 23, 2010.[2][3][4] Semikina conceived and executive-produced the feature documentary film Our Man in Tehran, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and set the record straight on the Iran hostage crisis after Ben Affleck's feature film, Argo, premiered at the same festival only one year prior.

Semikina also directed, produced and wrote Behind The Dress, which was nominated for the Women in Cinema Award and The Golden Door Film Festival Prize, in addition to receiving the Bronze Plaque Award at the Columbus Film Festival. Semikina's Behind the Dress records, through unprecedented access and first-hand accounts, a view beyond the traditional beauty pageant stereotypes, showing the Miss Universe™ competition as a vehicle for encouraging and promoting women, humanitarian outreach and transgender rights.

Semikina was a preliminary competition judge at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.[5][6]



  1. ^ "Elena Semikina Crowned Miss Universe Canada 2010". Miss Contest. Beauty. 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  2. ^ Miss Universe (2010-08-22). "Miss Universe 2010 Contestant Profile, Canada, Elena Semikina". Miss Contest. Miss Universe. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  3. ^ Andrew Ryan (2010-08-22). "The Miss Universe Flesh Parade Call it NBC Family Viewing". Miss Contest. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  4. ^ Allison Friedman (2010-08-23). "Toronto's Elena Semikina Competing in Miss Universe Pageant Tonight". Miss Contest. Toronto Life. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  5. ^ Miss Universe (2013-11-05). "Miss Universe 2013 Judge Bio, Elena Semikina". Miss Contest. Miss Universe. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  6. ^ Global Beauties (2013-10-31). "Meet the Judges for the Presentation Show on November 5th". Miss Contest. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
Preceded by
Samantha Tajik
Miss Universe Canada
Succeeded by
Chelsae Durocher