At the most elite venue in Yekaterinburg, the Teatro Veneziano in Pokrovsky Passage, a new Miss Yekaterinburg was chosen. The competition became an anniversary one and was held in the capital of the Urals for the 25th time. URA.RU visited the beauty festival and evaluated the talents of the 12 best girls in the city.
The competition began with a defile of the queens of past years: Ekaterina Zvereva (2002), Ekaterina Durnova (2004), Nina Savelyeva (2010), Tatyana Neverova (2011), Ekaterina Lapshina (2013) and many others walked on the stage in evening dresses. The most experienced guest of the beauty contest was Lyudmila Popova – in 1997 she received the title of “Miss Beauty”.
In the first part of the final of the competition, the participants presented themselves, after which they exchanged gifts with the queens of past years. Participants of “Miss Ekaterinburg 2022” gave amulets dolls, which they had previously made at the master class, and in return received gifts of different formats and prices. Some of the girls were more fortunate, and “Miss Yekaterinburg” of past years gave them an invitation to a private event, cosmetics, beauty boxes, and homemade jewelry. Someone did not bother much and handed over a cover for a passport with the inscription “Miss Yekaterinburg”, a letter with a message and an eco-mug.
Next, the contestants staged a performance in the style of the musical “Chicago”, in which they sang about the difficulties they faced. Some complained about a strict diet and a ban on tanning, others said that at rehearsals they were constantly reproached for the wrong setting of the foot, and someone was presented with a Ural dialect and illegible speech. “We decided to come to the competition ourselves and do not regret anything. Standing on stage is already a victory, and without it we will not leave, ”each performance of the participants ended with such a chorus. In total, 12 verses were sung.
As the director of Miss Yekaterinburg, Svetlana Petrakova, later admitted, the organizers decided to stage the musical after they learned during preparation that eight of the twelve participants could sing. “They wrote this text themselves and they sang it themselves … We went to Chicago in an unexpected way and realized that we could finally hook [зрителей] musical. We took a chance, and we succeeded,” Petrakova said.
The competition for the defile of the finalists in puffy dresses with bouquets has ended. In addition to Miss Yekaterinburg, the contestants were awarded other titles. So Vladislava Kiseleva became Miss X-fit, Yana Vogel became Miss Audience Choice, Elizaveta Durnova became II Vice-Miss Yekaterinburg 2022, Sofya Tyupa became the First Vice-Miss Yekaterinburg 2022.
This year the jury of the competition consisted entirely of the winners of Miss Yekaterinburg from previous years. In addition, the event was attended by 13 girls who deserved the crown in previous years. By tradition, the head of Yekaterinburg, Alexei Orlov, crowned the new Miss Yekaterinburg 2022. Violetta Saraeva, the winner of last year, helped him in this.