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From Runway to Parliament: Top 8 Dazzling Winners of Beauty Pageants Who Became Politicians

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Can beauty actually save the world? These beauty pageant winners have moved on to politics, public relations, and socio-political activities.

Female politicians often attract more attention than their male colleagues, especially if they have previously won beauty pageants. 

TV presenters, models, actresses, and participants of various beauty contests often use their gorgeous looks in professions where appearance is important. The world’s top beauties do not enter politics very often, but when they cannot fulfil their business and personal ambitions in the modelling business, they have to change their profession.

Sputnik has gathered the eight most dazzling beauties currently in politics in this photo gallery.

© Sputnik / Victor Tolochko / Go to the photo bankMaria Vasilevich, who was crowned Miss Belarus in May 2018, has become the country's youngest member of parliament. Vasilevich is only 22 years old.
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Maria Vasilevich, who was crowned Miss Belarus in May 2018, has become the country's youngest member of parliament. Vasilevich is only 22 years old.
© Sputnik / Victor Tolochko / Go to the photo bankMaria Vasilevich, who was crowned Miss Belarus in May 2018, has become the country's youngest member of parliament. Vasilevich is only 22 years old.
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Maria Vasilevich, who was crowned Miss Belarus in May 2018, has become the country's youngest member of parliament. Vasilevich is only 22 years old.
© AFP 2021 / Vincenzo PintoFormer Italian Minister for Equal Opportunity (2008–2011) Mara Carfagna has been vice president of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy since 2018. In 1997, Carfagna finished in sixth place in the Miss Italy contest.
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Former Italian Minister for Equal Opportunity (2008–2011) Mara Carfagna has been vice president of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy since 2018. In 1997, Carfagna finished in sixth place in the Miss Italy contest.
© AFP 2021 / Miss Universe Organization / Darren DeckerEunice Elizabeth Olsen, Miss Singapore 2000, was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) in Singapore by President S.R. Nathan in 2004. In 2008, Olsen received the prestigious ASEAN Youth Award and has also been nominated as a Young Global Leader representing Singapore at the World Economic Forum.
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Eunice Elizabeth Olsen, Miss Singapore 2000, was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) in Singapore by President S.R. Nathan in 2004. In 2008, Olsen received the prestigious ASEAN Youth Award and has also been nominated as a Young Global Leader representing Singapore at the World Economic Forum.
© AP Photo / Schalk van ZuydamGibraltar's Kaiane Aldorino won the Miss World pageant in 2009. From 2017 to 2019 she served as the mayor of Gibraltar, after previously having served as deputy mayor since 2014.
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Gibraltar's Kaiane Aldorino won the Miss World pageant in 2009. From 2017 to 2019 she served as the mayor of Gibraltar, after previously having served as deputy mayor since 2014.
© Photo : Instagram / Tove LillMiss Norway 2007 Tove Lill Løyte has become the leader of the Norwegian Progress Party's youth organisation, the Youth of the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiets Ungdom in Norwegian) in the county of Vest-Agder.
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Miss Norway 2007 Tove Lill Løyte has become the leader of the Norwegian Progress Party's youth organisation, the Youth of the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiets Ungdom in Norwegian) in the county of Vest-Agder.
© Sputnik / Ekaterina Chesnokova / Go to the photo bankRussian model Ksenia Sukhinova won the Miss Russia 2007 beauty pageant. Sukhinova received membership in the Public Chamber on Environmental Issues and became a goodwill ambassador to Abkhazia.
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Russian model Ksenia Sukhinova won the Miss Russia 2007 beauty pageant. Sukhinova received membership in the Public Chamber on Environmental Issues and became a goodwill ambassador to Abkhazia.
© Sputnik / Grigory Sysoev / Go to the photo bankMiss Russia 2003, model, and TV host Victoria Lopyreva was an official ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Lopyreva is also the UN ambassador to combat discrimination in Russia and works with a charitable foundation that helps victims of military conflicts.
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Miss Russia 2003, model, and TV host Victoria Lopyreva was an official ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Lopyreva is also the UN ambassador to combat discrimination in Russia and works with a charitable foundation that helps victims of military conflicts.
© Sputnik / Alexey Kudenko / Go to the photo bankRussian TV presenter, model Oksana Fedorova won Miss Russia in 2001 and Miss Universe 2002, becoming the first Russian contestant to win Miss Universe. She reigned for 119 days until becoming the first Miss Universe to be dethroned (the reasons for which are not entirely clear). Fedorova became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2007 and is additionally a member of the Board of Advisers for the Russian Children's Welfare Society. In 2003, Fedorova joined the Russian Party of Life (“Fair Russia”).
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Russian TV presenter, model Oksana Fedorova won Miss Russia in 2001 and Miss Universe 2002, becoming the first Russian contestant to win Miss Universe. She reigned for 119 days until becoming the first Miss Universe to be dethroned (the reasons for which are not entirely clear). Fedorova became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2007 and is additionally a member of the Board of Advisers for the Russian Children's Welfare Society. In 2003, Fedorova joined the Russian Party of Life (“Fair Russia”).
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