The winners of the “Big 2″ – Miss World and Miss Universe, the two most prestigious beauty pageants on the globe, are expected to attend the Miss Russia 2013 contest, on March 2nd. The new Miss Russia will compete on both international competitions. Miss World will happen on Seprtember 28, in Jakarta, Indonesia, while Miss Universe has not yet released a venue or date for its 2013 edition.
It will be the first time that China’s Wenxia Yu, Miss World 2012, and USA’s Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012, will be seen together.
Miss Russia is the most traditional beauty competition in Russia. In addition to representing Russia in Miss World and Miss Universe, the winner wins a USD 100.000 cash prize. The 1st and 2nd runner-ups win college scholarships. The Miss Russia organization claims that its titleholder wears the most expensive crown in the pageant world, worth over USD 1 million.
Meet the Miss Russia candidates and see if you can spot the winner.