MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) – Marina Alekseichik, a representative of Belarus, has been crowned Mrs. World 2014 at the beauty pageant in Maryland, the United States, news agencies report.
The 31-year-old winner got married four years ago. She is a TV host and a singer.
A contestant from the Republic of South Africa was a runner-up. Third place went to a representative of Peru. Russia's Mrs. Sevastopol Natalia Nikolayeva finished 4th.
Partaking in the eight-day competition were representatives of 35 countries. The contest featured dances, swimsuit and evening gown demonstration by the contestants. In the final the women showcased national costumes.
Mrs. World contest was instituted in 1985. It has held in many countries and three times in Russia. The beauty pageant will take place in Beijing next year. All married women, especially mothers and those engaged in charity activities, the political and public life of their country, are eligible to participate. According to President of Mrs. World contest David Marmel, the competition fosters family values, peace, good and beauty ideals.