Miss Almaty-2015 participants presented06 august 2015, 20:03
14 finalists of Miss Almaty-2015 beauty pageant have been named, Tengrinews reports.
The girls were selected through the two castings held in June.
Well-know fashion photographer from Kazakhstan Danil Oleinik has already taken photos of the contest’s participants.
Here are the finalists:
Fariza Kulekenova, 20, student of Kazakh Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Gulzhan Davletova, 18, student of ALMA University
Tamila Sarsenova, 18, student of Almaty State College of Service and Technologies
Bayan Torebek, 22, student of Kazakh National Technical University
Assel Nurmakhan, 20, an economist
Maryam Kusainova, 22, an actress
Kseniya Oleinikova, 19, student of National Variety Show and Circus College named after Zhusupbek Yelebekov
Venera Zhikenova, 19, student of Almaty Technological University
Regina Valter, 20, student of Tyumen State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Russia
Maria Zhilenko, 24, manager
Saltanat Karibayeva, 19, student of Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory
Assel Makasheva, 22, student of Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Karolina Livitskaya, 18, translator
Valeriya Tatarkova, 21, student of Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts
The competition is expected to be tough this year, since the girls are going to compete not only for the title itself, but also, probably more important, for their chance to represent Kazakhstan at the Miss Universe-2015. In June, organizers of Miss Kazakhstan pageant announced changes in the rules of the competition, according to which, starting this year winner of Miss Almaty is entitled to represent Kazakhstan at Miss Universe, while Miss Kazakhstan will travel to represent her home country at Miss World.
The organizers explained their decision by saying that Almaty beauties largely tend to win Miss Kazakhstan, therefore they decided to send Miss Almaty winner to the world's top beauty pageant.
Furthermore, the winner of Miss Almaty pageant will also qualify for the Miss Kazakhstan title, thereby having a chance to represent Kazakhstan at both beauty pageants provided that there is no conflict in time.
Meanwhile, Miss Kazakhstan-2014 Regina Vandysheva, who is also Miss Almaty-2014, is working hard to prepare for the Miss World-2015 scheduled for December 19 of this year in Sanya, China.
Reporting by Aizhan Tugelbayeva, writing by Assel Satubaldina