1. Converts To Islam To Become Queen of Malaysia
Russian beauty queen has married the king of Malaysia after she converted to Islam for him.
2. 24 Years Younger Than Her New Husband
Oksana Voevodina, a 25-year-old former Miss Moscow, married Malaysia’s Muhammad V of Kelantan, 49, in a ceremony in the Russian capital on November 22.
3. Miss Moscow 2015 Winner
The beauty queen won her title in 2015, and has previously worked as a model in China and Thailand. Little is known about Voevodina apart from her victory in the 2015 Miss Moscow contest when her vital statistics were given as 33-23-35.
4. Wedding Ceremony Took Place In A Lavish Concert Hall
The 49-year-old king was dressed in Malaysian national dress and the bride wore a white wedding gown. The reception was alcohol-free and all the food was halal.
5. Her Dream Guy
Before becoming a royal bride she said: “When I was at school I was a kind of bandit. I liked some skaters, bikes, BMX, guys who took part in competitions.”
But she later commented: “I think that the man must be the head of the family and of course shall not earn less than a woman.”
6. Dad Is An Orthopaedic Surgeon
Doctor’s daughter Voevodina was 22 in 2015 when she won the title of Miss Moscow.
Her dad Andrey Gorbatenko is an orthopaedic surgeon from Rostov-on-Don believed to be in his late 50s.
He is seen hugging her in a picture taken on a boat near the Kremlin as she wears her beauty crown.
7. Only Realised The Power of Her Looks When She Went To University
She claimed she only realised the power of her looks when she went to university.
Oksana said: “I was the tallest in my class (at school) and the most slim, and I was a bit worried about that.
“Only when I was at university, did I realise that this was my strong side.
“Young guys started to pay attention and I realised that they looked at me more often than at fat and not very tall girls.”
8. Her Mother Was A Former Beauty Queen
Her mother was a beauty contestant in a local contest in Penza in the early 1990s soon after the collapse of the USSR.
9. She Was Single At The Time of Winning The Title of Miss Moscow
Her relationship with the Malaysian king is a relatively new one, as she was single at the time of winning the title of Miss Moscow.
Speaking at the time, she said:
I do not have a boyfriend. And I think that it would be harder for me to win, if I had, because every boyfriend, if he let his girl go to the beauty contest, she won’t be his girlfriend anymore.
Because she will get lots of attention, secondly she doesn’t have any time for a private life and finally I think it will be a distraction.
I will have the relations when my heart will tell. So far it is silent.
10. Tun Mahathir Unaware of Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Marriage – “ I Can’t Say Anything”
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is unaware about news reports on the marriage of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Muhammad V in Moscow, Russia.
“I don’t know. I don’t have any official confirmation,” he said at a press conference in parliament lobby here.