Our Milano-based photographer, Thomaz—a.k.a. Thomas Salme—has introduced us to model Evgeniya Shcherbakova, with whom he has done some work.
She has a fascinating history. While we’ve seen beauty contestants going for their master’s and Ph.D. degrees, Evgeniya Shcherbakova, 26, is an architect.
Originally from Vladivostok, Shcherbakova won a 2011 pageant called Miss Runet held in Moskva, but she has represented her home town in Miss Russia in 2009. She has also won the top model award in Miss Supranational 2010.
At the Miss Runet competition, Estet Jewellery’s president, Gagik Gevorkian, chaired the jury, providing jewellery to the winners. He also awarded Shcherbakova the title of Miss Estet, in his mind the contestant to best convey the Estet brand.
According to her, she only had her hair and nails done for the Miss Runet competition, yet managed to take out top honours.
Shcherbakova measures 35-25-37 (90-63-93), is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall and weighs 119 lb (54 kg).