Miss Russia 2023 is Margarita Golubeva

Margarita Golubeva was crowned Miss Russia 2023 in a glittering national competition held on Sunday, October 8 in Moscow.

The 22-year-old model and student from St. Petersburg received her crown from last year's titleholder Anna Linnikova. She is now expected to represent Russia at both Miss Universe and Miss World pageants.

Elizaveta Dudina from Togliatti and Lyubov Khokholova from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) were the first and second runners-up, respectively.

The new Miss Russia is currently studying at the Russian Customs Academy (Faculty of Customs Affairs) and Moscow State Institute of Culture (Faculty of Musical Arts). She is a former contestant on "The Voice" and is passionate about singing, dancing, and sports.

No stranger to pageantry, she previously won the title Miss Student of Russia 2021 and also participated in Miss Europe 2023 where finished as first runner-up.

A total of 50 finalists have been selected to take in this year's Miss Russia competition. Former titleholder Oksana Fedorova was one of the distinguished panel of judges during the final show.

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Photos: Miss Russia, Margarita Golubeva / Instagram

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