Miss Russian San Francisco 2018

Miss Russian San Francisco 2018, Red Carpet Bay Area

Nine women dazzled onstage at the Fairmont Hotel while competing for the fifth annual Miss Russian San Francisco crown on September 28, 2018. Between the opening dance, bathing suit, and other pageant segments, Russian performers entertained with their artistry. Karina Zakharov presented the pageant, show, and gala event with a goal of uniting the local community of expats from Russian- speaking countries and celebrating the richness and zest of Russian culture.

Miss Russian San Francisco 2018

Sasha Kolpakov, guitarist
Aleksei Chebeliuk, accordion player
Firebird Dance Studio
Matteo Laudatti and Dasha Vayn
Irina Dedyuk, vocalist
Liliya Zhambalova, contortionist

Pageant Winners:
Miss Russian San Francisco 2018: Elena Yanchur 
First Runner-up: Albina Mingaleeva (also won People’s choice award)
Second Runner-up: Yuliya Ivanko
People’s Choice: Albina Mingaleeva

Judges: Amir AllahverdiJean-Charles BoissetJoanna HidalgoManana I. KozlovaRoman MitichyanAsya NikolaevaYulia ShuvaievaEdyta Sliwinska

Photos by Jeff Hipona; submitted by Vivi Andrijani

Related Red Carpet Bay Area coverage: Miss Russian San Francisco 2017Miss Russian San Francisco 2016