Julia Lemigova

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Julia Lemigova
Yulia Alexandrovna Lemigova

(1972-06-20) 20 June 1972 (age 47)
OccupationBusinesswoman, socialite
TitleMiss USSR 1990
Spouse(s)Martina Navratilova
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss USSR 1990
Miss Universe 1991
(2nd runner-up)

Julia Lemigova (Russian: Юлия Александровна Лемигова; born 20 June 1972) is a Russian businesswoman and former model who was Miss USSR 1990.


Julia Lemigova is the daughter of a Red Army colonel.[1]

Lemigova was first runner-up at Miss USSR in 1990, elevated to be crowned Miss USSR following the disqualification of the original winner, Maria Kezha, for being underage.

As Miss USSR 1990, Lemigova represented the Soviet Union at the Miss Universe 1991 pageant, where she placed 2nd runner-up.[2][a]

Lemigova moved to Western Europe after being crowned Miss USSR, eventually basing herself in Paris, where she opened her first well-being center, Joiya spa, in 2003, and launched a skincare and spa line, Russie Blanche, in 2009.[4]

Private life[edit]

Lemigova married her long-term partner Martina Navratilova in New York on 15 December 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Some media claim that Lemigova was the last Miss USSR before the breakup of the Soviet Union. This is not correct as Ilmira Shamsutdinova [ru] was crowned Miss USSR 1991, though she was retitled Miss Russia by the time she arrived at the Miss Universe 1996 competition.[3]


  1. ^ Vanity Fair, July 2005, p. 122. Online copy of article The Man in the Latex Suit
  2. ^ Навратилова создаст семью с участницей конкурса «Мисс Вселенная» от СССР. sport.rbc.ru (in Russian). 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ MISS USSR Archived 2014-10-30 at the Wayback Machine at pageantopolis.com, accessed 26 September 2014
  4. ^ "Founder". Russieblanche.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-30488659/tennis-star-martina-navratilova-marries-partner-julia

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