Sofia Rudieva was recently crowned Miss Russia 2009. Which was great for a young model.
Unfortunately Life.ru and Komsomolskaya Pravda have just published nude photos of the St. Petersburg model causing all sorts of questions to be asked across Russia and amongst the competition organisers.
Despite much of the world seeing competitions like Miss Russia, Miss World etc as being meat markets and exploitative they see themselves as pretty wholesome.
It’s all a matter of degrees of course. The images show her topless, not full naked (OK in one you do get to see a bit of pubic hair), they are hardly hardcore porn. It does more to highlight the perceptions of organisations and competitions by themselves and the public at large than cast Rudieva in a bad light.
What is acceptable behaviour for a “Miss” competition model? Can they model underwear before winning a competition like this? Can they do topless? It’s not even certain when the images were taken. You can see them here BTW.
One thing’s for sure, I find the images far less offensive than the complete lack of intellect displayed by this model.