The 2016 Miss Russian LA Pageant

Lika Osipova proudly presented the 2016 Miss Russian LA Pageant

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 4, 2016 — The 5th annual Miss Russian Los Angeles beauty pageant was held on March 4th at the Taglyan Complex Hollywood located at 1201 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The 2016 Miss Russian LA Pageant - Lika Osipova (8)

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Lika Osipova is an award-winning producer and director for vip events and shows as well as a correspondent and popular personality on Russian television. In addition, Lika is a former international fashion model and founded the Evential – company that created “Miss Russian LA” in Los Angeles providing instruction on modeling, acting, public speaking and fashion.

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The pageant was open to any qualified female at least 18 years old, with a California residency and the ability to speak Russian. The final 10 contestants were selected from over 50 applicants and had been in rehearsals for over a month. The finalists were judged in four separate categories: evening gown, talent, bikini, and interview.

The Evential School, a LA-based modeling and acting educational institution, provided necessary training to the finalists.

The evening gown portion and the other collections was overseen by Russia’s Top fashion designers.
“I founded this event to showcase new talent in our community. It’s not only a beauty pageant but also a very entertaining talent show,” said Lika Osipova,

“We have really stepped it up this year. We have wonderful sponsors and an impressive panel of judges.”

The 2016 Miss Russian LA Pageant - Lika Osipova

Among the distinguished panelists confirmed: Producer of Sony Pictures-Nick Light, Television producer, manager of Howie Mandel- Rich Thurber, Oscar Nominee director Evgeniy Afineevsky, high fashion designer Alexis Monsanto.

Special guests of the event:
Mayor Of West Hollywood Lindsey Horvath, Hollywood actor Christopher Rob Bowen, guitarist from Sweet and Heaven & Earth- Stuart Smith.

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Previous attendees include: Mickey Rourke, American actor; Larry Namer, Founder of E! Entertainment Television, mayor of West Hollywood Jeffrey Prang.
Brooklyn J – will open the pageant program with his amazing show.
Fashion designers as Alexis Monsanto, Lena Trotsko, MNM couture will dress up the contestants for each competitions.

Last year the occasion took place at a popular place- Sofitel Hotel Beverly Hills- which has homed many red carpet events in the past, movie premiers such as American Hustle with Jennifer Lawrence and other events from launch parties to corporate events. It was a prestigious place and perfect location to hold Miss Russian LA.
The pageant winner received the title of Miss Russian LA 2016 and a combined award package including one year free access to Woman Navigator Academy, cover of the Fact Magazine and a five-day trip for 2 people to Hawaii provided by Popkoff’s® authentic Russian .
The Winners of the 2016 show:
1st place : Samantha Safir

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2nd place: Mariya Levina

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3rd place: Taisiia Babiuk

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