Oksana Voevodina

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Oksana Voevodina
Sultanah of Kelantan
Born (1993-07-10) July 10, 1993 (age 25)
Russia
SpouseMuhammad V of Kelantan
Full name
Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko
HouseLong Senik
FatherAndrei Ivanovich Gorbatenko
MotherLyudmila Voevodina
ReligionSunni Islam, (prev. Russian Orthodox)

Oksana Andreyevna Voevodina (Russian: Оксана Андре́евна Воеводина, born 10 July 1993[1]), also known as Xenia Diaghileva (Ксения Дягилева) and Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko is a Russian model and Miss Moscow beauty pageant winner.[2]

Biography[edit]

Andrei Ivanovich Gorbatenko, her father, is an orthopedic surgeon from Rostov-on-Don.[3] Her mother Lyudmila Voevodina, a concert pianist, was a beauty contestant in the early 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union. She attended Plekhanov Russian Economic University in Moscow.[4] As a beauty pageant contestant, Voevodina won the Miss Moscow title in 2015.

On 22 November 2018, while on leave from the country, Muhammad V of Kelantan, the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (head of state) of Malaysia, reportedly married Voevodina in Barvikha, Russia. They also had a traditional Malay wedding in Malaysia prior to the Russian wedding. While the purported wedding was widely reported and discussed on social media, as of January 2019 no official statement has been released to confirm or deny the matter. She converted to Islam that same year, changing her name to Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko. Her marriage to the Sultan as head of state of Malaysia makes her the first Raja Permaisuri Agong born outside of Malaysia.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ House of Kelantan
  2. ^ "Has former Miss Moscow Oksana Voevodina married Malaysia's king Sultan Muhammad V?", Business Insider, December 3, 2018 – via South China Morning Post
  3. ^ Will Stewart (November 27, 2018), "Miss Moscow 2015 converts to Islam, marries King of Malaysia", The Sun – via Fox News
  4. ^ a b "Mahathir says can't confirm if Malaysian King has married, as widely reported on social media". The Straits Times. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ https://says.com/my/news/things-to-know-about-oksana-voevodina-agong-s-alleged-new-russian-wife Says.com