Julia Poliachihina from the Republic of Chuvashia has won the title of “Miss Russia-2018”. The winner was awarded a crown of white gold, decorated with diamonds, rubies and sapphires, a prize of three million rubles ($48,000 USD) , a new car and a grant to study at any of the country’s universities – however she is already enrolled in a degree program in her native Chuvashia.
Julia is 18 years old, a top student and a badminton athlete. She studies at the Chuvash State University in the Faculty of Journalism. She admitted that she does not yet know what she will do with the prize money.
“Miss Russia” is the most prestigious beauty contest in the country. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. In addition to the prizes, the winner gets a chance to represent Russia at international competitions “Miss World” and “Miss Universe”.