Miss Russia 2012 is Elizaveta Golovanova, 18 years old, from Smolensk. She is 1.78 m-tall. The beauty was crowned during the 20th anniversary of the countrys biggest pageant, on March 3rd.
The new Miss Russia received the sash from the hands of Ivian Sarcos, Miss World 2011, who was a special guest at the pageants 20th anniversary edition; and was crowned by Miss Russia 2011 and Miss World quarter-finalist Natalya Gantimurova.
The new Russian beauty queen will wear the crown worth USD 1-million during her year of reign, and will represent her country in Miss World 2012, in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on August 18; and depending on the results, she will also participate in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant, in December.
Kristina Gontar, from Zheleznodorozhny, was the 1st runner-up; and Alena Shiskova, Tyumen, finished as 2nd runner-up. 50 women competed in the annual event, which had a reunion of former Miss Russia titleholders.