Miss Soviet Union 1989. Video
Julia Sukhanova in 2012:
Maria Keja voluntarily gave up her crown for personal reasons (marriage). The crown was passed on to Yulia Lemigova, the first runner-up. Yulia Lemigova represented the Soviet Union at Miss Universe 1991. She placed 2nd runner-up. Since 2009, she has been linked romantically to tennis great Martina Navratilova. Navratilova proposed to Lemigova in between the two Mens Semi Final matches at the 2014 US Open and was accepted.