A 20 year-old native of Almaty, Svetlana Raschshupkina is Manila-bound for Miss Earth 2012. Her country, Kazakhstan, has never placed in the Top 4 of the pageant except during the premiere edition way back in 2001 when Margarita Kravtsova was crowned Miss Water to Catharina Svensson’s Miss Earth.
Will beautiful Svetlana turn the tide and be able to reach far this time around? The opposition contains some of the finest candidates in any edition so far, but it still is a contest so everyone should ideally start on equal footing before the best of the lot starts nosing out the weaker wannabes. Let’s wait and see… 😉