Emmelie de Forest (born 28 February 1993, Randers, Denmark) is a Danish singer. She represented Denmark with the song "Only Teardrops" in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. Emmelie's full name is Emmelie Charlotte-Victoria de Forest.
An important part of Emmelie's stage performance has always been her footwear - or the lack of it.
"I have always preferred singing without wearing high heels or shoes. Being barefoot makes me feel closer to the ground, the earth and makes me feel more relaxed", Emmelie says.
Emmelie de Forest won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Stephanie Tency (born 12 December 1990, Amsterdam, Netherlands) is Miss Netherlands 2013. She will represent her country in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Stephanie Tency's real name is Stephanie Apcar. Her height is 173 cm.
Jeanette Borhyová is Miss Universe Slovenskej Republiky / Miss Universe Slovak Republic 2013. Her height is 172 cm.
Zlata Ognevich / Злата Огневич (born January 12, 1986, Murmansk, Russia) is a Ukrainian singer. She represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with the song "Gravity". Her real name is Inna Bordyuh / Інна Бордюг.
Gabriela Kratochvilová (born February 11, 1990) is Miss Czech Republic 2013. She will represent her country in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Her height is 177 cm.
Anna Zayachkivska / Ганна Заячківська is Miss Ukraine 2013. She represented Ukraine at Miss World 2013. Her height is 179 cm, measurements: breast - 90, waist - 60, hips - 92.
The first Miss USSR Pageant was held in Moscow in 1989. Julia Sukhanova from Moscow was the first Miss USSR. Julia was granted theright to participate further in Miss World but her parents refused point-blank to sign the contract on her behalf. When the young beauty came of age she moved to the USA where she started the modelling career and later owned a company specializing on the sport equipment.
Russia Illustrated, the main magazine of Russian emigration, organized and launched the first Miss Russia beauty pageant in 1929. Girls of Russian origin living in all European states were invited to take part. The first Miss Russia, Valentina Osterman, was crowned in 1929 in Paris. She was disqualified for her German passport. First runner-up Irina Levitskaya succeeded her.
Valentina Osterman - Miss Russia 1929: