Sukhinova was born 1987 in Nizhnevartovsk, Russian SFSR. She was an only child. She lives in Tyumen, Siberia, and attends Tyumen State Oil and Gas University, studying cybernetic systems.
Sukhinova's height is 1.78m (5'10") and she has blonde hair and blue eyes. Her first name is often romanized Ksenya or Kseniya. She is a big fan of sports, and has been doing calisthenics, swimming and biathlon since childhood. Her favorite book is Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. When asked a question about her private life, she confessed that her heart was "still free."
Miss Russia 2007
Sukhinova won the 2007 Miss Russia pageant on 14 December 2007 in Moscow, where she represented Tyumen. She surpassed 50 other contestants from all over Russia. She was unable to represent Russia at Miss Universe 2008 due to her college work, so her 2nd runner-up, Vera Krasova, replaced her in the pageant. Vera placed as the 3rd runner-up to Venezuela's Dayana Mendoza.
Miss World 2008
She was the Miss World 2008 Beach Beauty competition second runner-up, placing after Miss Mexico who was the eventual winner, and Miss South Africa, the first runner-up. She won the Miss World Top Model competition on December 3, 2008. Both her placements at the two first fast track competitions remind Zhang Zilin's successes at Miss World 2007.
On 13 December, Sukhinova was crowned the new Miss World at the finals in Johannesburg, South Africa after beating 108 contestants. The first runner up was India's Parvathy Omanakuttan and second runner up was Gabrielle Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago. She is the second Russian contestant to win Miss World, the first was Julia Kourotchkina in 1992. The finale was watched by 1 billion viewers from 187 countries.
In a press conference after her victory, she said: "I am very glad to have brought this crown to Russia. I am proud that it is Russia that got the crown and I devote my victory to the whole country and to its every citizen... and to my grandmother." She also said that she hoped to improve Russia's international image to show the world that a girl from Russia could personify kindness, beauty and happiness. She says raising funds for charity will be one of her main tasks in 2009.
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