Beauty of Russia 2022 is Daria Lukonkina

Daria Lukonkina has been crowned Beauty of Russia (Krasa Rossii / Краса России) 2022 on Wednesday, October 26 at the Zimny Teatr (Winter Theater) in Sochi.

The 19-year-old model and student from Nizhny Novgorod will represent Russia at Miss Earth 2023 in Vietnam. She succeeded last year's winner Ekaterina Velmakina who will go to the Philippines for Miss Earth 2022 this November.

Rounding out the Top 6 finalists were Zlata Sokolova, Daria Turysheva, Christina Kim, Alena Klyosova and Milena Vatsik. Pilna Baranchevskaya and Regina Mezentseva and Elizabeth Boyarnikova were awarded Miss Talent, Director's Choice, and Young Beauty, respectively.

"I am overwhelmed with emotions, I am very glad that after all this title has become mine, that I will carry it with dignity and pride all my life," said the new Miss Earth Russia after winning the national competition.

Founded 26 years ago, Beauty of Russia is one of the oldest beauty competitions in Russia. This year, a total of 51 contestants took part in the final which was attended by Russian blogger Gusein Gasanov as chairman of the jury and actress Evgeniya Lapova as special guest.

Meet the new queen:

Photos: Krasa Rossii / Краса России, Daria Lukonkina / Instagram

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