Our friend Ronald Zonca, who has kin in Crimea and visits there often, sends this along, which we are happy to share. Fluff? Perhaps. But now and again, it's good to take a breather. Especially in Crimea! -- Tr.
Russian Tourism.ru August 4, 2016
Text: Vitaly Nizhikov
Photos: Yuri Yuranson, Anna Kornilova
English version: Tom Winter
A model from Tatarstan has won the "Pearl of the Black Sea" Concours of Beauty [Aliterative in Russian: Konkurs Krasoty].
The 20th International Beauty Contest "Pearl of the Black Sea 2016" was a stiking fashion event of the summer in Sevastopol, held each year in honor of the Navy, the Day of the Black Sea Fleet.
"Maria," the Sevastopol modeling agency, served again as organizer of the jubilee. The show took place on the Black Sea shore on a summer concert stage of the five-star resort complex Aquamarine.
Competing on the stage and on the catwalk for the crown of the 20th Pearl were beauty contest winners from Tyumen, Lipetsk, Barnaul, Bashkortostan Republic, Odessa, Volgograd, Sevastopol, Donetsk, and the Tatarstan Republic.
Models sparkled in designer collections by Sevastopol designers Svetlana Vozian and Natalia Dukhnevich, Donetsk designers Artem and Alexei Anatsky, and masters of the salon of Tatiana Burminskaya "Constellation." And a team of stylists led by Yulia Milovanova and Elena Borisova prepared the contestants for their appearances on stage.
The decision of the jury in this summer evening at the sea awarded Arina Nikolaeva of Tatarstan the crown and banner "Pearl of the Black Sea-2016."
Anna Puminova from Tyumen was awarded the title of "Miss Violet-2016" and won the Grand Prix of the jewelry house Violet, whichh is in the top 100 best Russian jewelry enterprises.
The jury included Yuri Kondratyev, the director of the contest; Anna Levkovets, winner of the national contest "Russian Beauty 2015," and French journalist Ronald Zonca.
The title 1st runner-up in the "Pearl of the Black Sea-2016" beauty contest went to Pauline Erosh of Sevastopol, and the title 2nd runner-up went to Maria Gorobets of Donetsk.
The title "Miss Grace" was awarded to Anna Murashova from Yaroslavl; "Miss Charm" to Valery Mikhailov from Ukraine, and "Miss Fascination" to Olga Mozolevski representing Lipetsk. Diana Ahmedulina from Bashkortostan took the Diploma "Miss Friendship-2016." The title "Miss People's Choice Award" went to the Ukrainian Valery Mikhailova.
A participant from the Altai region, Nadezhda Kikot was awarded two special titles "Miss. Kare" and "Miss SDM Pharma Crimea», and the model of Tobolsk, Catherine Kovyazina was awarded an exclusive prize from "Novatsentr."
The media group "Vacation in Russia" and the information portal "Russian Tourism" did not stand aside: Alyona Kharchenko from Krasnodar got the title "Miss Russian tourism-2016" and received the gift of a five-day tour of the Golden Ring of Russia.
According to many spectators, the 20th anniversary competition was a vivid and memorable show. All finalists and participants of "Pearls ..." received special diplomas and gifts from numerous sponsors of the contest - the jewelry house Violet, the design studio Kare, the member companies of the business club "Quality Standard," the Novatsentr hypermarkets," the SDM Pharma Crimea company, the decoration and floristry center "Florence." the Green Light-Crimea company, the Association of small hotels of Crimea, and others.
The construction company "Kvitograd" gave each of the participants certificates for discounts in housing construction in the amount of 100 to 250 thousand rubles, and the winner Arina Nikolaeva received a certificate for 500 thousand rubles.
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