Oxana Fedorova Beauty pageant titleholder

Oxana Fedorova Beauty pageant titleholder

Dec 14, 2008, 9:03 PM |

Oxana Fedorova

Oxana Fedorova
Beauty pageant titleholder
Birth name: Oxana Fedorova
Birthdate: December 17, 1977 (1977-12-17) (age 30)
Birth location: Pskov, Russia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Eye color: Green
Hair color: Brown
Title(s): Miss St. Petersburg 1999
Miss Russia 2001
Miss Universe 2002

Oxana Fedorova (Oksana Fyodorova, Оксана Фёдорова in Russian) (born December 17, 1977) is a Russian Miss Universe winner (dethroned), police officer, television hostess, actress, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Fedorova is a Russian woman who became the first Miss Russia to win the Miss Universe contest. She began in the entertainment business as a model and became Miss St. Petersburg in 1999 and Miss Russia in 2001, but declined to go to the Miss Universe 2001 pageant (where her runner-up Oxana Kalandyrets was a semifinalist).




[edit] Early life

[edit] Childhood

Oxana Fedorova was born in Pskov, Russia, where she lived until she was 18. Fedorova is an only child, and she was brought up by her mother and maternal grandparents. According to Fedorova, her grandparents were very demanding of her.

Fedorova's parents divorced when she was three years old. She has not heard from her father since.

Her father was a nuclear physicist, and her mother worked as a nurse at a Psychiatric hospital (she is retired.) In school, Fedorova played volleyball and her team won the championship in the urban tournament in 1995. At the police academy, Fedorova played the saxophone as a member of the brass band.

[edit] Cadet and beauty queen

After graduating from the police academy with a red diploma, Fedorova worked as an inspector in the Pskov militia for six months. Following her time with the force, Fedorova moved to St. Petersburg to study at the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) University, where she worked as an investigator at the Pulkovo Transport Police whilst studying. Fedorova also began to work as a model and started joining beauty pageants. She was named Miss St. Petersburg 1999, Miss Kalokagathia 1999, Miss Fitness, Miss Fortune, and Miss Russia 2001. Fedorova graduated from the MVD University with a gold medal in 2000. After that, Fedorova entered a post graduate course at the same university. When Fedorova was writing the dissertation regulating privacy and security activities there, she taught Civil law to younger students. Fedorova's biggest fan base was among police colleagues.

[edit] Miss Universe 2002

[edit] Competition

The 2002 Miss Universe contest was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Federova won both the swimsuit and evening gown segments by a large margin over the other nine semi-finalists. In fact, her score of 9.88 in the swimsuit competition was the highest televised score for that event in the history of the pageant.

[edit] After crowning

Upon being crowned Miss Universe 2002, Fedorova was showered with honors and gifts. Noted Russian doll designer Helen Yarmak even dedicated a doll to her. Fedorova traveled to France, Italy, Kenya, Canada, Greece, Panama, Indonesia, and Puerto Rico as Miss Universe 2002. Controversy soon loomed ahead for Fedorova, however, as she was later rumored to be pregnant.

[edit] Dethroned

Fedorova denied the pregnancy rumors and stated that she voluntarily gave up her crown for personal reasons, mainly because she wanted to finish her law degree. Officially, she was dethroned for failing to perform the numerous duties expected of a Miss Universe titleholder. At the time she stated in an interview that she had declined to perform her duties because she was so insulted by her treatment on The Howard Stern Show. She blamed the pageant organizers for not warning her of the frequently profane Stern commentary, of which she, as a foreigner, had no prior knowledge. The crown was passed on to Panama's Justine Pasek, the first runner-up, who consequently became her country's first Miss Universe.

Fedorova was the first Miss Universe who officially did not finish her reign (although the very first Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela, gave up her title a month before her reign ended and Amparo Muñoz of Spain was "unofficially" dethroned in 1974). Although the Miss Universe Organization refuses to recognize Fedorova as a former Miss Universe, she is generally regarded as one by the public.

[edit] Police officer

Fedorova obtained a Ph.D in Civil Law in December 2002.[1] Fedorova is continuing her career as a police officer and was promoted to the ranks of Captain in September 2002 and Major in 2005.[2]

[edit] Celebrity

Since the end of her reign, Fedorova became a household name in Russia by hosting the country's most popular children's television show, Spokoinoi Nochi, Malyshi ("Good Night, Children") since December 2002.[3]

In October 2003, Spokoinoi Nochi, Malyshi won the a TEFI award for Best Children's Show. (TEFI are Russian television production awards.)

[edit] Other television appearances

*On June 25, 2002 she was featured in The Howard Stern Show with Robin Quivers [4]

  • Fedorova was a presenter for the reality television show Fort Boyard: Russia, in 2003 and 2004.
  • Fedorova became one of the judges for the reality television show You Are a Supermodel in 2004.[5]
  • Fedorova has co-hosted a home improvement television show Subbotnik since September 2004.[6]
  • On New Year's Eve 2004, Fedorova co-hosted a special program to celebrate the new year.
  • In October 2005, Fedorova received the Russian Club of Orthodox Maecenases Award for "Active Participation in Development of Social Projects".
  • Fedorova judged the Miss Kursk Pageant in 2006 and 2007. At the 2007 contest, Oxana also performed a dance number with her Dancing With The Stars dance partner, Alexander Litvinenko.
  • Fedorova returned to Fort Boyard: Russia in 2006 as a contestant.
  • In March 2006, Fedorova made her acting debut, appearing in the top-rated Russian television sitcom Ne Rodis' Krasivoy (Be Not Born Beautiful).[7]
  • In late 2006, Fedorova appeared on the television show, Dancing With The Stars 2: Russian Version.[8] She made it to the Top 5.
  • Oxana hosted the Russian Junior Eurovision 2007 singing competition on June 3, 2007. The contest was broadcast on Channel Rossiya. [9]
  • At the Supermodel of the World-Russia 2007 competition on September 12, 2007, Oxana was a judge.[10]
  • Oxana was a guest on the New Year's 2008 TV Special "Голубой огонек на Шаболовке 2008" (Goluboy Ogonek Na Shabolovke 2008) on Channel Rossiya.[11]
  • Mrs. Fedorova was a presenter at the Zolotoy Orel, "Golden Eagle," awards for film and television excellence. The event took place on January 25, 2008 in Moscow and was broadcast on Channel Rossiya.[12]
  • She read out the results of the Russian televote during the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest held in Belgrade.

[edit] Filmography

  • In September 2006, her first film, Sofia, was released.[13]

[edit] Max Factor Cosmetics

[edit] LUSIN Company

  • In March 2007, Oxana signed an endorsement deal with the Russian company, LUSIN.[15]

[edit] High Fashion Modeling

  • Oxana Fedorova continues to model. She has walked the runway for top designers like Tony Ward[16] and Yulia Yanina. At Rome Fashion Week "Alta Roma Alta Moda," in Rome, Italy, on January 31, 2008, Oxana modeled an exquisite Yulia Yanina creation.[17]
  • In March 2008, Oxana modeled creations by Tasha Strogaya[18] and Natalia Valevskaya[19]at Fashion Week in Moscow 2008.
  • She modeled at Russian Fashion Week in April 2008. [20]

[edit] Political activity

In recent years, Fedorova decided to become active in Russian politics.[21] She ran as a candidate for the Russian Party of Life in December 2003 for the State Duma elections, but was defeated.

In March 2005, Fedorova again ran for a political position, this time in the regional Voronezh, Duma elections, but was once more defeated at the polls.[22]

In August 2005, several Russian newspapers, including Komsomolskaya Pravda, reported that they expected Fedorova would try to win a seat in the upper house representing the Tula region.[23] However, Fedorova did not run, as she told news media that she had put her political career on hold.

It is also of note that Fedorova was an agent for Sergey Mironov, leader of the Russian Party of Life, during the 2004 Presidential election.

[edit] Social activist

Fedorova became co-chairman for the Energy of Life youth movement for the Russian Party of Life in 2003.[24]

Fedorova has been representing UNICEF in Russia since May 2006. She became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the Russian Federation on September 17, 2007.[25]

[edit] Personal life

During her school days, Fedorova participated in volleyball, hand-to-hand fighting and shooting. Her speed in disassembling and assembling a Kalashnikov rifle is one of her specialities, and she has called firing weapons her "favorite pastime".

Fedorova especially likes dogs and owns a Terrier, a Mastiff and two Shepherds.

Fedorova is an Orthodox Christian.

Fedorova has often told the media that she would like to be a mother. In August, 2007 she married a German businessman in Munich.[26]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Oxana Fedorova / Personalities of St. Petersburg / Petersburg CITY / Guide to St. Petersburg, Russia
  2. ^ Лента новостей "РИА Новости" - Обобщения - Самая опасная, но не самая престижная. Почему не идут в милиционеры?
  3. ^ Телеканал "РОССИЯ"
  4. ^ "Howard Stern" Episode dated 25 June 2002 (2002)
  5. ^ Оксана Федорова : ТЫ — СУПЕРМОДЕЛЬ-2
  6. ^ Телеканал "РОССИЯ"
  7. ^ Оксану Федорову пригласили в большое кино
  9. ^ Russia at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 - Ðîññèÿ íà Äåòñêîì Åâðîâèäåíèè 2007
  10. ^ SUPERMODEL of the WORLD :: Фото- и видеорепортажи :: Mainpeople
  11. ^ http://kinoshka.com/one/Novohodnyi.html
  12. ^ Ъ - Светлану Медведеву рассмешило 2 марта
  13. ^ Мьюзик-Трейд: DVD-шпиль: СОФИ (СБОРНИК НОВЕЛЛ ДЛЯ ДЕТЕЙ)
  14. ^ О компании / Парфюм Стандарт
  15. ^ http://www.lusin.ru/level2.php?opt=news
  16. ^ Платья от Tony Ward показала Оксана Федорова
  17. ^ Yulia Yanina
  18. ^ "Нпеюмдю-Мнбнярх" — Ярхкэ Фхгмх / Рюью Ярпнцюъ Опедярюбхкю Ябнч Йнккейжхч Мю Медеке Лндш Б Лняйбе
  19. ^ NATALIA VALEVSKAYA, сезон осень-зима 2008/2009 - NATALIA VALEVSKAYA - Дизайнеры - Неделя Моды в Москве
  20. ^ Cosmo.Ru - Испанский день на RFW: обувь, сумки, звезды
  21. ^ Вечерний Новосибирск — Энергия жизни Оксаны Федоровой
  22. ^ Kp.Ru // ╚Лхяя Бяекеммюъ╩ Хдер Б Деосрюрш
  23. ^ Тульские PRяники
  24. ^ http://rrpvita.by.ru/oksana.html
  25. ^ Лента новостей "РИА Новости" - Общество - Телеведущая Оксана Федорова стала послом доброй воли ЮНИСЕФ
  26. ^ ВЗГЛЯД / Оксана Федорова вышла замуж за немецкого бизнесмена

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Preceded by
Anna Kruglova
Miss Russia
Succeeded by
Svetlana Koroleva
Preceded by
Denise Quiñones
Miss Universe
Succeeded by
Justine Pasek