Miss Russia Stipped of Title over Nude Photos
Sofia Rudeva (sometimes spelled Sofiya Rudeva) was crowned Miss Russia 2009 earlier this month (pictured to the right), becoming the successor in a long line of beautiful Russian women to win that title. For example, it was only last year that Russian Kseniya Sukhinova was crowned Miss World. However, the new Miss Russia’s reign ended up being a short one.
Late last week, Russian tabloids leaked pictures of Miss Rudeva in erotic poses. And by erotic, I’m talking about topless. Competition rules say that candidates should not appear in pornographic pictures or videos, and these clearly were that. Only 19 today, it is unclear when the photos of Miss Rudeva were taken, although some say she was as young as fourteen or fifteen.
The scandal rocked the Miss Russia Pageant, and a decision was made to strip Rudeva of her crown, with the title now falling to runner-up Svetlana Stepankovskaya (pictured to the left). Miss Stepankovskaya has plenty of erotic photos herself, posing in Maxim among other magazines, but none of the nude variety. At least not that anyone knows of. Give the tabloids some time and see what they come up with.
Below is a picture of the two on pageant night, with Stepankovskaya on the left and Rudeva in the middle:
Who would you have picked as the winner?