In the penal colony No. 9 in Novosibirsk hosted the annual beauty contest “Miss Spring”
In the penal colony penal colony № №9 of the overall regime for sentenced women (Novosibirsk) GUFSIN of Russia across the Novosibirsk region hosted the annual beauty contest “Miss Spring”.
The first beauty contest was held in 1991, but after 1994, the competition ceased to hold. In 2001, a guide to the penal colony decided to reopen the competition and to give this event in the future more attention. Then there was not the slightest experience of such events, but a great desire, work and, of course, beauty is brought forth fruits worthy.
From year to year the contest “Miss Spring” was becoming richer and more interesting. Outfits sewn by convict women, and stories of the hotel rooms causing all of not only admiration, but also the desire to become better.
Currently, the contest “Miss Spring” is the most prominent event in the cultural life of the unit of the correctional facility.
In 2015 the competition was held traditionally on may 1. The participants of the long-awaited celebration of beauty and celebration of femininity – 9 beautiful girls – one from each squad. The contest was held in three rounds.
The first round was played under the name “I – couturier”. Contestants about sewing know firsthand all their costumes they made themselves. Most of them graduated from vocational school in the institution and now working in garment manufacture. They have participated and won prizes in the national contest “Beautiful stitching does not forbid”. Each contestant chose a dress from famous fashion designers, the most appropriate to her character! The outfits Sergei Zverev, Valentin Yudashkin, Dolce & Gabbana, Vyacheslav Zaitsev, Gucci, Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Masha Tsigal.
In the second round, the convicts presented various images of women in literature: the heroine of Shakespeare’s tragedy – Juliet; Tatyana Larin from the famous novel “Eugene Onegin” by Alexander Pushkin; Margarita from a mystical novel by Mikhail Bulgakov “Master and Margarita”; Anna Karenina – the brightest heroine of Leo Tolstoy; Natasha Rostov; Esmeralda from Victor Hugo’s novel “Notre Dame de Paris”; the Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen; Assol – tale grin “Scarlet sails” and Queen Margot – from the novel by Alexander Dumas.
The third round was dedicated to the most famous, the oldest, to the most original holiday – Venice carnival. Grand event Italy went back to the scene of a corrective colony №9, where costumed masked ball struck the audience and jury members.
Convicted women his hands made luxurious outfits and accurate copies of such masks as “Columbine”, “VOLTO”, “Spades”, “pierrette”, “Bauta”, “moon” and the female version of the mask “the Joker” – “jolie”.
The contest was preparing all the teams who participated in this event, the girls helped with the outfits, hair, makeup, and just gave advice in the preparation rooms. Such activity not only brightens dullness and monotony of everyday life in the colony, but also allows you to get a unique bonus when considering applications for parole. Besides, they also invited the relatives of the condemned women, they maintained their granddaughters, daughters and sisters in the audience.
In the breaks between tours with its bright and unique original performances pleased the spectators dance groups of “Faust” and “Latif”. Made and the participant of the competition, “Kalina Krasnaya” – Ksenia Likhodeyev. She performed a symbolic song “Spring”. Creative team “Convertible” performed the song “Love”.
The creativity of the contestants were evaluated by a jury consisting of – Evgeny Akimov, head of IR No. 9 GUFSIN of Russia across the Novosibirsk region; Nina shalabayeva, the Commissioner for human rights in the Novosibirsk region; Karen Movsisyan – soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera and ballet theatre; Julia Stoll – Director of modelling Agency “Flash” and the organizer of the beauty contest “Miss Siberia”; Natalia Pendurina, a member of the Public Council under GUFSIN of Russia across the Novosibirsk region; Tatyana Chukhareva – Deputy Director of education school # 8 IR # 9 and Julia Pikalov – the inspector of Department of educational work with convicts of the penitentiary service of Russia for the Novosibirsk region.
The jury assessed the creativity of the girls on a 10-point scale at the end of each of the rounds.
All the contestants were good – graceful and elegant. The jury had a hard time choosing a beauty Queen, but still they had to determine the best girls in four categories: “Miss Charm”, “Miss Originality”, “Miss grace”, “Miss Style” and the main “Miss Spring – 2015”. She was charming Julia Duca.
Have left the jury without attention to any one of the girls who failed to become a “Miss”. All of them were awarded diplomas in a literary way and the competition of masks.
Karen Movsisyan did not limit itself only to the “status” member of the jury – he willingly took the stage and gave all the female convicts-beautiful songs.
At the end of the celebration of beauty and spring contestants received flowers, gifts, and most importantly, communication with your loved ones.