Natalia Gantimurova and Ivian Sarcos crown the winner of "Miss Russia 2012"
Miss Russia 2012 is Elizaveta Golovanova, 18 years old, from Smolensk. She is 1.78 m-tall. The beauty was crowned during the 20th anniversary of the country’s biggest pageant, on March 3rd.
The new Miss Russia received the sash from the hands of Ivian Sarcos, Miss World 2011, who was a special guest at the pageant’s 20th anniversary edition; and was crowned by Miss Russia 2011 and Miss World quarter-finalist Natalya Gantimurova.
In addition, Anastasia Pominova from Voronezh was chosen as the winner of the popular vote, conducted by Woman magazine.
The new Russian beauty queen will wear the crown worth USD 1-million during her year of reign, and will represent her country in Miss World 2012, in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on August 18; and depending on the results, she will also participate in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant, in December.
L-R: 1st runner-up Gontar, Winner Golovanova, and 2nd runner-up Shishkova
Kristina Gontar, from Zheleznodorozhny, was the 1st runner-up; and Alena Shiskova, Tyumen, finished as 2nd runner-up. 50 women competed in the annual event, which had a reunion of former Miss Russia titleholders.
Miss World Ivian Sarcos and Miss Russia 2011 Natalia Gantimurova with the new winner and her runner-ups
"Miss Russia 2012" wins USD 100,000
The $1 million crown fell to the floor moments after the crowning
Elizabeta will now represent Russia at the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants this year.
I believe that Russia didn’t choose the best contestants for Miss Universe Pageant.
I think that the 2nd Runner-Up,Alena Shiskova was the best in the pageant.
Russia lost a Miss Universe again.
But I still have faith that she will not go to Miss Universe and Alena will replace it in the competition!
Go Alena,you are the real Miss Russia 2012,because the winner isn’t beautiful and you are perfect!
She is not ugly but like many have said before there were plenty of other girls in the top 10 that were better choices. Traditional russian beauty? I don’t understand that concept. We are in the XXI century and the very concept of traditional smells like an excuse to perpetuate prejudices, discrimination and avoid multiculturalism. I think Russia had great chances to shine this year and somehow this traditional concept of beauty has blown it all.
If there were a contest like traditional miss universe or traditional miss world then she might win it, only if.
Amen! someone who clearly understand that Miss Universe,World,Earth etc pageants is a “beauty competition first before personality blah blah blah” not the other way around.
This is not miss traditional queen, or miss natural queen of the universe…not all people might agree with it, but the reality is YOU HAVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL!
Miss World’11 looks like 40-years old actress from latino soap operas, while Miss Russia’12 is a real beauty.I dont’t understand those neganive comments esp. of that Elio, who often overestimates his opinion.
QUE LINDA ESTA CHICA COMPETENCIA FUERTE PARA IRENE ESSER MISS VENEZUELA Y PARA GABRIELA FERRARI QUIEN NOS REPRESENTARA EN EL MISS MUNDO
Miss Universe in December?
Just read the news article on it.
WHO WILL REPRESENT RUSSIA IN MISS EARTH?
Miss Russia from last year wore the same dress in Miss Universe and Miss World!
I think the winner is gorgeous and natural and different. I think it is interesting, though, that last year’s winner seems to only own one evening gown. It’s a great gown, but she wore it competing in Miss Universe.
she broke the crown… one pearl is missing
She is a classical Russian beauty with long hair, she reminds me Vera Kravova, the also Russian 3rd runner-up to Miss Universe 2008.
I personally think she is very beautiful girl and natural looking. What surprised me is that when her crown fall, nobody beside her is lending a helping hand!!!!!!!!!! Not that Miss World from Venesuela, neither did the former Miss Russia 2011!!! What is going on there?! You girls should help her to hold her bouquet or help her to put her crown fitted and stabled. Especially Miss Russia 2011, so selfish and indifferent! Isn’t that your job to pass the crown to her? Such a dumb ass. Her crown literally just drop one big pearl on the right side after this accident. Check the footage out on youtube.
Sorry, great figure but thats were it ends – and the hair needs trimming too. Not good for Russia this year, second runner up the best.
I personally think she is very beautiful girl and natural looking. What surprised me is that when her crown fall, nobody beside her is lending a helping hand!!!!!!!!!! Not that Miss World from Venesuela, neither did the former Miss Russia 2011!!! What is going on there?! You girls should help her to hold her bouquet or help her to put her crown fitted and stabled. Especially Miss Russia 2011, so selfish and indifferent! Isn’t that your job to pass the crown to her? Such a dumb ass. Her crown literally just drop one big pearl on the right side after this accident. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujg5t-93cbM
i love her.
very beautiful woman!!!
the first runner is very beautiful too!
for sorraya, watch the event in the video and then see what i am saying ,they left too many stunning woman ,the 2nd runner up is the blonde megan fox ,and the first runner up has a wonderful latina face,i am not against the winner she is of course pretty but speaking in terms of miss universe the runner ups are more suitable ,the winner maybe suits mw better…..
Thank you Elio but just because the first runner up ‘has a wonderful latina face’ does not necessarily make her more beautiful than the winner but I can see that you are judging the new Miss Russia on the latino concept of beauty presumably because you are latino yourself, which is fine but personally, I don’t know why the ‘latina’ has to be held as a concept of beauty. I think we humans should learn to appreciate the natural beauty of women from other cultures. As I said before, Elizabeta is beautiful and she has a healthy glow about her- she in fact reminds me of the last Miss Russia to reach the Miss Universe final and she reminds me a bit of Julia Kurotchkina as well (Miss World 1992 from Russia)
In a why I agree with that. While Miss World respects all kinds of concepts of beauty and culture, in Miss Universe contestants have to “Westernize” themselves to the latino/USA ideal of the beauty queen. Europeans, asians and africans now have to ‘train’ with latinos in order to have a placement in MU… which doesn’t exactly translate as the most beautiful woman in the Universe, if they all have to walk, talk, look, and dress alike. In the past, Miss Universe used to truly respect this ideal of beauty with some of the most unique women in the planet. Now, if a Miss Ghana, Finland, Italy or China doesn’t train with venezuelans (or similar) they don’t have a chance. That is why I loved Flaviana Matata in MU2007.. she was heavily criticized for not wearing extensions. But she represented an ideal of african beauty, and thankfully MUO judges recognized it.
Bad choice Russia. Prepare to suffer defeat at MW. Incase you want to stand a chance of winning MU send the second runnerup Alena shishkova bcoz i admire her great beauty & so will others from around the world. Alena is a true russian beauty. I hope the organisers will agree to arrange to send alena shishkova for MU and see their country win.
wow! SHE WILL BE ONE OF THE FINALIST FOR MISS WORLD AND MISS UNIVERSE!
They can send the winner to Miss World and that is absolutely fine but they should consider sending the runner up to Miss Universe.
She will give the early leaders Venezuela and Puerto Rico a good fight.
Definitely Alena the 2nd runner-up is far far better than the winner…. I feel the winner has to pep up a lot if she has to make her presence stronger at Miss World……and Gantimurova, what you were thinking when you were wearing that “pain for the eyes” mess!!……
The Second Vice Miss Alena is very beautiful, but her answer was simply awful. Intelligence is not a girl, it can not be sent to international competition.
I hope Alena the 2nd runner up to represent Russia in Miss Universe 2012
She IS pretty. I don’t think that that the 3rd place girl is better. She is so fake. Not natural at all. No make up will turn up to lack of beauty. In my opinion, this girl has actually deserved this place. I see no beauty in the one you guys worship to. I don’t think that the bribe took place or any other type of cheating. She is just not in your taste. I would cut hair a bit, but no more. She is gorgeous.
omg ivian is looking gorgeous,but new miss russia is not so beautiful from some angles,and gantimurova’s dress is so unflattering,it appears like she is wearing cabbage for a peta campaign
its very wear than say the winner compete in miss world and probably in miss universe always was in miss universe and probably in miss world jajaja
Nop. Miss World is first and she was crowned by Ivian so that is a given. And Ksenia Sukhinova did not go to Miss Universe.
I love Ivian
She’s not that beautiful.
She looks like Jessica Alba
Wow great choice. She’s pretty. She wud go far in MW.
OMG IS THIS REAL???? THE WINNER IS THE LEAST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL THE TOP 10 ,THE RUNNER UPS ARE FAR BETTER ESPECIALLY THE 2ND RUNNER UP WHO LOOKS LIKE A GODDESS …………HOPE THEY SEND 2ND RUNNER UP TO MU IN DECEMBER.
Why the negative criticism, Elio?? She may not be to your liking but I don’t know why as usual, you have to vent your unnecessary criticism her. Every woman is beautiful in her own way and although she may not be to your liking, I can see her inner beauty ant that is really what matters- in fact, come to think of it, the new Miss Russia is beautiful indeed and she will go very far- exactly the sort of beauty Miss World is looking for!!!