Former Miss Moscow Converts To Islam And Marries Malaysia's King Muhammad V

Date November 28, 2018 18:02

Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina has tied the knot to Malaysia's Muhammad V of Kelantan. The 25-year-old, who became Miss Moscow in 2015, married the 49-year-old after reportedly converting to Islam.

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The wedding ceremony took place in Moscow on November 22. Neither Oksana nor the Malaysian ruler has talked about how they met.

According to the UK Sun, the royal bride once opened up about how she was a "bandit" when she was in school. She said she loved skaters, bikes, and VMX.

After she won the title of Miss Moscow, she revealed that her hobby was to design female clothes and swimsuits. She wanted to become a fashion designer.

Not a lot is known about Oksana apart from her history as a beauty pageant contestant.

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It is, however, known that father dad, Andrey Gorbatenko, is an orthopedic surgeon who is believed to be in his late 50s.

As for her opinion about marriage, the young beauty reportedly once said:

I think that the man must be the head of the family and of course shall not earn less than a woman.

On embracing her beauty, Oksana also revealed that she never thought she was attractive until she was at university. She felt she was too tall and slim. But soon, guys started to pay her more attention than to other ladies.

The king was dressed in Malaysian national clothes for the wedding while the bride donned a white wedding dress, Oksana also took on the Muslim name Rihana and a picture of her wearing a hijab was posted on social media.

A Malaysian media site, Rakyatku, said that the beauty queen converted to Islam in April 2018. It was also disclosed that she's a graduate of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, where she studied Business.

Reports also say she will henceforth be known as Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko. 

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