The first of the twice-to-compete national pageant winners has finally caved in to the pressure of time.
Miss Russia 2014 Yulia Alipova just couldn’t participate in both Miss Universe 2014 and Miss World 2014 with barely a month in between to move from one to the next.
And guess where she is being sent? To Doral Miami, as expected. It’s a simple case of opting for Trump over Morley.
The beneficiary of the vacated Miss World Russia slot is now 2nd Runner-Up Anastasia Kostenko.It makes me wonder how this turn of events will sit with the Miss World Organization. Only two possibilities, in my opinion. Either Anastasia will do well in London for goodwill’s sake or she will just be a candidate going through the motions of representing her country but without the slimmest of chances to even place. Whatever happens, we might get to see two separate Russian ladies being crowned for MU and MW next year.
As for Yulia, she should figure out prominently in Miss Universe. After all, the Russian organizers have made it clear who is #1 for them.
Pageant and politics. Really strange bedfellows, especially after the third wheel has been kicked out of the mattress.
So will Rolene Strauss of South Africa holler next?
Your thoughts, dear readers? 😉