Thursday July 1, 2021

On April 29, the Mrs. Russian America competition was held in Los Angeles and its producer, Gennady Kotlyarchuk, discusses the post-pandemic preparation necessary to execute the event. “It was a very ambitious project with a budget of over $100,000” she reveals, with the beauty pageant taking place in one of Hollywood’s most beautiful halls, and offering the first opportunity for attendees to adorn their formal attire once restrictions were partially lifted. The competition also served as a hybrid fashion show, given none were held during the lockdown, and so designers such as Jessica Angel, Mr. Amo & Ms. Alice Aloy presented their new evening dress collections. Contestants hailed from Miami, Arizona, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. A branch of the competition was held at the Miami-based beauty salon X Beauty By Hanna, owned by the singer of the same name. Salon Manager Victoria Winter, along with staff members Anton and Alexey Borsalo, assisted in the casting process and provided cosmetic procedures for the participants. Gennady wanted to showcase married Russian women through the competition; young mothers below the age of 45 who may not have the opportunity to compete in a pageant presented to them. A large team of professionals was assembled to assist with the 9-month preparation process. The standards at the castings were as high as the lavish ambiance, with Ferraris parked at venue entrances, photo shoots taking place in homes worth more than 10 million dollars in Beverly Hills, photographed by the famous Igor Malakhov. Miami organizer Sasha Polina treated the participants like queens; attending high-end restaurants, given honors, and transported in Bentley and Rolls Royce convertibles. Eduard Orlov even offered a day aboard his yacht to the contestants, along with rides in his famous DEVOLRO cars. In terms of...... Read more on Full Issue!

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