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Ivanovo's Beauty

Ivanovo's Beauty

Ivanovo has always been considered a „City of Brides“ in Russia. Since textile industry, with a lot of women workers, is main for the region. In general, the number of potential „brides“ exceeds available „husbands“. This formed a mindset in most of the girls that in order to get married, you have to „fight“.

Keeping this in mind, regional beauty contest is a picture that worth thousands words. I spent the whole night at the back stage of this event. This one night for ones was a dream coming true and for others — nerve-racking exhausting race. The contest was conducted in a form of entertainment performance with more than 15 acts. Girls had to sing, change clothes, dance, change clothes, perform, dance again and of cause smile. Pressure was coming from everywhere: from organizers, from other participants, form sponsors of the contest. At the end of the day some of the girls didn’t have strength to stand. But at the end of the day, this was just a contest.

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Ivanovo's Beauty

Ivanovo has always been considered a „City of Brides“ in Russia. Since textile industry, with a lot of women workers, is main for the region. In general, the number of potential „brides“ exceeds available „husbands“. This formed a mindset in most of the girls that in order to get married, you have to „fight“.

Keeping this in mind, regional beauty contest is a picture that worth thousands words. I spent the whole night at the back stage of this event. This one night for ones was a dream coming true and for others — nerve-racking exhausting race. The contest was conducted in a form of entertainment performance with more than 15 acts. Girls had to sing, change clothes, dance, change clothes, perform, dance again and of cause smile. Pressure was coming from everywhere: from organizers, from other participants, form sponsors of the contest. At the end of the day some of the girls didn’t have strength to stand. But at the end of the day, this was just a contest.

Ivanovo's Beauty
dennis 100917-097.jpg
dennis 100917-067.jpg
dennis 100917-077.jpg
dennis 100917-123.jpg
dennis 100917-136.jpg
dennis 100917-152.jpg
dennis 100917-258.jpg