LanguagesRussian, English, Ukrainian
Current OccupationMiss Russia
“I’m proud to represent Russia, the country washed by 17 seas, bordering on 16 countries and uniting two continents, the country with 11 time-zones, with more than 100 nationalities and 37 official languages, the country with the biggest territory in the world!”
Sofia was born and raised in the town of Snezhinsk in Chelyabinsk Oblast, before moving to study Management at the Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg. Working full time now as Miss Russia, She splits her time between home and Moscow. Sofia lists amongst her talents cooking deserts and playing the piano, as well as making people smile. She is crazy about Italian food, particularly spaghetti, Kapreze and Gelato ice cream. Her favourite book is Bulgakov’s classic The Master & Margarita, and she loves the music of Ludovico Einaudi.
“Russia is a very large beautiful and diverse country. There are many kind, friendly, honest and purposeful people here.”
Designer dress - Igor Chapurin
This is a ruby red gown designed with a rectangular plunged neckline and bare shoulders. The Igor Chapurin creation begins with a corset embellished with red and clear Swarovski crystals in a V shape before continuing down the skirt in a flame-like motif. The dress features a thick diagonally placed waist band before flaring into a full skirt held up by multiple layers of tulle underneath the main bridal fabric.
+ Igor Chapurin was born in a Belorussian town of Velikiye Luki. His biggest step into the industry was winning the Nina Ricci Young Designer Contest in Paris shortly after completing his studies in women's fashion at the Vitebsk Technological Institute. In 1995, his first collection, ‘To Russia with Love’ was displayed in legendary Moscow Hotel Metropol. His career broadened from 1996 to 1998, taking a personal invitation of Princess Irene Galitzine, Igor designed the first line for the Italian fashion house Galitzine.
Auction Gift - Handmade Kokoshnik
Handmade Kokoshnik, embroidered with precious stones, pearls and goldwork.
The kokoshnik is a traditional Russsian head-dress. Part of national clothes worn by Russian women in the 16th to 19th centuries. The word comes from the Old Slavic “kokosh”, which means a hen or a cockerel.
During the revival of Russian national culture in the 19th century, diadem-shaped tiaras became part of the official court dress for royalty and for ladies-in-waiting.
Kokoshniks used to be an expensive accessory that is why they were usually inherited by one generation from another, by daughters from their mothers. As of 2015 kokoshniks are worn chiefly by girls and women in Russian folk ensembles. A kokoshnik is also a part of the traditional costume of Snegurochka, the granddaughter and assistant of Dez Moroz, Russian analogue of Santa Klaus. While wearing kokoshnik the woman usually wears her hair in a plait.
What’s your current favourite website?
If you could invite anyone (living or historic) to dinner, who would it be and why?
Jesus Christ, to reveal all the truths of our universe.
What would be your dream job?
To work on a travelling show Heads or Tails where you have to show how to live in different countries having only $100.
If you could work with any fashion designer, who would it be and why?
I really like clothes made by Oscar de la Renta, but unfortunately he died. His dresses are masterpieces. I really love it.
What item of make-up could you not live without?
Powder..... Mascara and lipstick.
Mac or PC?
Sweet or Savory?
Sweet of course!
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
To touch people and make them absolutely healthy and happy.
Which Challenge Events do you feel most confident about?
I feel most confident about communicating with new people and walking on the stage, so I would say the top model and multimedia.
Why did you enter Miss World?
I want to convey to the world that it’s more than a beauty contest.