|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Sofya Andreyevna Rudieva
15 November 1990
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Title(s)||Miss Russia 2009
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.
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.
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."
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|Miss Russia Universe