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Miss Russia’s Opulent Crown

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The worlds most expensive beauty pageant crown is awarded to the lucky victors of the Miss Russia beauty pageant. In 2010 the winner of Miss Russia was Irinia Antonenko, and at the time her crown was reported to be worth a little over one million dollars. The opulent white gold crown given to Antonenko was adorned with 2,358 diamonds and 14 rare pearls.

The crown’s intricate details are beautiful, and remind me of the spires on St. Basil’s cathedral. I wonder if the iconic cathedral’s architecture inspired the jeweller who made it.
The pageant has been running since 1992, however there was no Miss Russia for the years 1994, 2000, or 2008.

009cMiss Russia 2005 Alexandra Ivanovskaya from the city of Khabarovsk

ksenia-sukhinova-miss-world-2008Ksenia Sukhinova Won Miss World, 2008 and was Miss Russia in 2007

Sofia-Rudieva-11Miss Russia 2009, Sofia Rudieva from Saint Petersburg

irina-antonenko-miss-russia-2010Irina Antonenko from the city of Yekaterinburg was crowned Miss Russia in 2010

11Miss Russia 2011 Natalia Gantimurova

missrusia2012-32Miss Russia 2012 Elizabeth Golovanova from Smolensk

361811-miss-russia-2013-elmira-abdrazakovaMiss Russia 2013,  Elmira Abdrazakova

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158081455Look at this guys stunned facial expression, it’s almost as priceless as the crown

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