Thursday, March 25, 2010

Long hair: Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova

Ksenia Sukhinova with her long hair
Ksenia Sukhinova, Miss World 2008, originally uploaded by mandgu.

Ksenia Sukhinova (also spelt as Ksenya Sukhinova or Kseniya Sukhinova), 22, winner of Miss Russia 2007 and Miss World 2008 pageants, lives in Tyumen, Siberia, Russia where she was studying cybernetic systems at the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University. Ksenya is noted for her hairstyle with blonde, long and flowing hair. A big fan of sports, she has been practicing calisthenics, swimming and biathlon since childhood.

Kseniya Sukhinova was the second runner-up at the Miss World 2008 Beach Beauty competition, winner of Miss World Top Model 2008, and on 13 December 2008, she was crowned Miss World at the finals in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first runner up was India's Parvathy Omanakuttan and the second runner up was Gabrielle Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago. Kseniya was the second Russian contestant to win the Miss World crown after Julia Kourotchkina who won in 1992.

About her victory she said, "I am very glad to have brought this crown to Russia. I am proud that it is Russia that got the crown and I devote my victory to the whole country and to its every citizen…" She also said that she hoped to improve ‘Russia's international image to show the world that a girl from Russia could personify kindness, beauty and happiness.’

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