Beauty contest in the USSR

In 1988 he was the first national beauty contest "Moscow beauty." This event was a sensation for the whole world community.
What principles guided the jury in selecting the winners are always shrouded in mystery, although eventually some secrets still open. Masha Kalinina won the tenth grade and the same day gained worldwide fame.





Final of the competition "Moscow beauty-88" was held in the Palace of Sport in Luzhniki. The contest was held for three days, the chairman of the jury was People's Artist of the USSR Muslim Magomayev.

Contest organizers defiantly decided to abandon the generally accepted standards of beauty and announced that the competition can participate with any girl figure.




According to the plan of the organizers, the main goal of the contest was to show that in our country in the Soviet women appreciate not only the commitment, determination and strength, but also beauty. In the photo: the finalists of the beauty contest "Moscow beauty-88" to answer questions satirist Mikhail Zadornov.




Among the six finalists was twenty Oksana Fandera (pictured left) - the future actress and wife of director Philip Jankowski. Despite the sympathy of the jury, to win the competition "Moscow beauty" Oksana prevent lack of Moscow registration - conquer the capital Fandera came from Odessa. Nevertheless, she was one of the winners of the contest.




On the other finalist - Irina Suvorova (pictured) went even greater incident - she was married and with a child. Remove it from the competition was too late - after all, one of the finalists, but also give her the winner's crown was impossible. It was originally planned to call the contest "Miss Moscow", so to give victory "Mrs." the jury did not dare.




A cruel joke with one of the finalists - Elena Durneva - played her last name. According to the memoirs of Marina Parusnikova, organizer of the first in the history of the USSR beauty contest, Lena proclaim Durnev (pictured) first Moscow beauty jury decided largely due to the dissonant surname.



Participant of the beauty contest "Moscow beauty-88" coach Elena Prosolova.



Finalist beauty contest "Moscow beauty-88", winner of the Audience Choice Award Catherine Chilichkina.



As a result, the winner of the first contest "Moscow beauty" was tenth grade Masha Kalinina.



After the competition Masha Kalinina worked as a model with "Burdamoden", and later enrolled in acting school in Hollywood. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is named Mariah Keylin.

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