Yulia Alipova from Balakovo, Saratov region has won the Miss Russia 2014 contest, beating 49 other stunning contestants in glittering ceremonies held in Moscow on March 1. She is expected to compete in both the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants later this year.
Alipova, 23, is a heat power engineer and a certified Russian-English interpreter. She graduated with honors, specializing in mathematics and physics. She continued her studies at the Moscow Power Engineering University.
Anastasia Reshetova of Moscow and Anastasia Kostenko of Rostov Oblast finished first and second runners-up, respectively.
The reigning queens, Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler were part of the jury and assisted in crowning. Alipova was crowned by the outgoing queen Elmira Abdrazakova.