Elizaveta Golovanova from Smolensk is the winner of Miss Russia 2012. She was crowned during 20th anniversary of the country’s biggest pageant, on March 3. The event took place in Barvikha Luxury Village in the Moscow Region. She is 18-years-old and 178 cm tall. She has received the sash from the hands of Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos and crowned by Miss World quarter-finalist Natalya Gantimurova. She was also chosen as the winner of the popular vote, conducted by Woman magazine. She got the 1 million USD as award and will represent Russia in Miss World 2012 to be held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on August 18. The result of Miss World 2012 will decide her candidature for Miss Universe 2012 pageant to be held in December.
The first and second runner ups were Kristina Gontar (from Zheleznodorozhny) and Alena Shiskova (Tyumen), respectively. A total of 50 women participated in the contest.
Miss Russia Official Website: http://missrussia.ru
Miss Russia 2012: Elizaveta Golovanova Photo Gallery
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