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Siberian economics student shows that big is beautiful

By Olga Gertcyck
24 September 2015

Plus-size Irina Cheremnykh seeks to smash stereotypes with XXL beauty contest victory.

'It was very exciting! I still can't believe I won the crown.' Picture: MODNY SPB.RU 

The 20 year old Novosibirsk student won the Miss Northern Aurora annual beauty contest in St Petersburg for women with a  Russian size 50 (XXL) and over. She beat off 300 applicants for the title, and immediately claimed that her body shape helps not hinders her personal relationships. 

'It was very exciting! I still can't believe I won the crown, every participant deserved it,' she said. 'My plus size actually helps me to have a nice circle - because it leaves you with people who are interested in you, your inner world, not your appearance.' 

The women strutted their stuff in old fashioned clothes, modern outfits and fashion wear 'for the future'. Irina, who lives in St Petersburg but studies remotely at Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management, was the youngest of the dozen finalists. 

She also works for a telecommunications company. It is the third time the contest has been held. 

She beat off 300 applicants for the title, and immediately claimed that her body shape helps not hinders her personal relationships. Pictures: MODNY SPB.RU, Katalina Gorskikh, Igor Lebedinskyi

Irina Chermnykh


Irina Chermnykh


Irina Chermnykh

Comments (3)

I like that we are FINALLY understanding that big isn't ugly, and that whatever your size you should be represented. There are all types of bodies in this world. 12 year old skinny waifs are not the norm, and actually are not as alluring or beautiful as bigger women. They with better personalities because they unfortunately get to spend more time alone, and thus get to work on who they really are more.
ilikethenew trend, usa
28/11/2019 11:01
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Very petty face it does not matter about weight.
todd, Austrailia
27/09/2015 22:31
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good for her. congratulations! and hopefully she will stay such a cheerful lady
Benedikt, Moscow,Russia
24/09/2015 22:38
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