The American Dream: What was the fate of the winner of the first beauty contest in the USSR
• The American Dream: What was the fate of the winner of the first beauty contest in the USSR
Fame to the Soviet model Maria Kalinina came in 16 years. While still quite young, she won a victory on the first beauty contest in the USSR, which was held in 1988. In my mother's high-heeled shoes and a bathing suit in the Panther, who borrowed from a friend, Mary boldly came to the podium. The debut was successful, she noticed, was invited to Europe and the United States. Thus began a career Masha Kalinina, most paints the girl of the Soviet Union, conquer Hollywood!
Competition "Moscow Beauty-88" for Maria Kalinina became the first major test. Prior to this, a graduate school student has already tried himself as a photo model and saw an advertisement for a beauty contest, she decided to take a chance and went to the qualifying round. The fact that the competition will be held at the highest level, it became clear when participants began to teach correct walking, self-care, makeup application, and other subtleties. To meet the requirements of individual tours, Masha had a long search for the right clothes. For example, shoes lent mother, a strict pencil skirt - a familiar and swimsuit - girlfriend.
The victory was a complete surprise to Mary. On the nose I had exams, and now have the opportunity to sign contracts with international model agencies. Initially, Mary, accompanied by my mother went to Europe after - visited the US, where it is expected to meet with Bush. She said solemnly memorized text in English about how many opportunities for youth in the Soviet Union and the respect it refers to Gorbachev. In America Masha offered acting classes go and stay and work.
Portrait of Maria Kalinina on a magazine cover
Maria Kalinina acting career in the US has developed quite successfully: the roles were enough ever to play strong characters, who often showed aggression. Over time, Maria realized that he was losing interest in the real life, carried away just learning the role. Once Maria vowed to change everything, I took self-improvement, spiritual practices. Now she is married and lives in the US, practicing yoga.
Model Maria Kalinina