Oxana Fedorova (Oksana Fyodorova,
Оксана Фёдорова in Russian) (born December 17, 1977) is a Russian Miss
Universe winner (dethroned/resigned), police officer (rank of major),
television hostess, actress, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Fedorova became the first Miss Russia to win the Miss Universe contest.
She began in the entertainment business as a model and became Miss St.
Petersburg in 1999 and Miss Russia in 2001, but declined to go to the Miss
Universe 2001 pageant (where her runner-up Oxana Kalandyrets was a
Oxana Fedorova was born in Pskov, Russia, where she lived until she was
18. Fedorova is an only child, and she was brought up by her mother and
maternal grandparents. According to Fedorova, her grandparents were very
demanding of her.
Fedorova's parents divorced when she was three years old. She did not hear
from her father since then. In 2005 Oxana tried to find her father, but
discovered he had died.
Her father was a nuclear physicist, and her mother worked as a nurse at a
psychiatric hospital (she is retired). In school, Fedorova played
volleyball and her team won a championship in an urban tournament in 1995.
At the police academy, Fedorova played the saxophone as a member of the
After graduating from the police academy with a red diploma, Fedorova
worked as an inspector in the Pskov militia for six months. Following her
time with the force, Fedorova moved to St. Petersburg to study at the
Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) University, where she worked as
an investigator at the Pulkovo Transport Police whilst studying. Fedorova
also began to work as a model and started to participate in beauty
pageants. She was named Miss St. Petersburg 1999, Miss Kalokagathia 1999,
Miss Fitness, Miss Fortune, and Miss Russia 2001. Fedorova graduated from
the MVD University with a gold medal in 2000. After that, Fedorova entered
a post graduate course at the same university. While Oxana wrote her
dissertation on "Regulation of Private Detective and Security Activity in
the Russian Federation," she taught Civil Law to younger students.
Fedorova's biggest fan base was among police colleagues.
The 2002 Miss Universe contest was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Oxana
won both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions by large margins over
the other nine semi-finalists. In fact, her score of 9.88 in the swimsuit
competition was the highest televised score for that event in the history
of the pageant.
Upon being crowned Miss Universe 2002, Fedorova was showered with honors
and gifts. Noted Russian doll designer Helen Yarmak even dedicated a doll
to her. Fedorova traveled to France, Italy, Kenya, Canada, Greece, Panama,
Indonesia, and Puerto Rico as Miss Universe 2002. Controversy soon loomed
ahead for Fedorova, however, as she was later rumored to be pregnant.
Fedorova denied the pregnancy rumors and stated that she voluntarily gave
up her crown for personal reasons, mainly because she wanted to finish her
law degree. Officially, she was dethroned for failing to perform the
numerous duties expected of a Miss Universe titleholder. At the time she
stated in an interview that she had declined to perform her duties because
she was so insulted by her treatment on The Howard Stern Show. She blamed
the pageant organizers for not warning her of the frequently profane Stern
commentary, of which she, as a foreigner, had no prior knowledge. The
crown was passed on to Panama's Justine Pasek, the first runner-up, who
consequently became her country's first Miss Universe.
Fedorova was the first Miss Universe who officially did not finish her
reign (although the very first Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela, gave up her
title a month before her reign ended and Amparo Muñoz of Spain was
"unofficially" dethroned in 1974). Although the Miss Universe Organization
refuses to recognize Fedorova as a former Miss Universe, she is generally
regarded as one by the public.
On December 27, 2002, Oxana Fedorova successfully defended her doctoral
thesis. She officially obtained a Ph.D. in Civil Law from the Saint
Petersburg University of the Ministry of Interior of Russia (MVD
University) on May 16, 2003.
She continued her career as a police officer and was promoted to the ranks
of Captain in September 2002 and Major in 2005.
On June 25, 2002 she was featured in The Howard Stern Show with Robin
Oxana was a co-host for the reality television show Fort Boyard: Russia,
in 2003 and 2004 on TV Channel Rossiya (Russia TV Channel).
Fedorova became one of the judges for the reality television show ТЫ —
СУПЕРМОДЕЛЬ-2 (You are a Supermodel-2) in 2004.
Oxana co-hosted the New Year's 2005 TV Special, "Новогодний огонек на
Шаболовке" (Novogodniy Ogonek Shabolovke) on Channel Rossiya.
Fedorova was a presenter at the Премия Муз-ТВ 2005 (Muz-TV Music Awards
2005) in June 2005.
In October 2005, Ms. Fedorova received the Russian Club of Orthodox
Maecenases Award for "Active Participation in Development of Social
Oxana judged the Miss Kursk Pageant in 2006 and 2007. At the 2007 contest,
she also performed a dance number with her Dancing With The Stars dance
partner, Alexander Litvinenko.
Fedorova returned to Fort Boyard: Russia in 2006 as a contestant.
In 2006, Oxana made her acting debut, appearing in the top-rated Russian
television sitcom Ne Rodis' Krasivoy (Be Not Born Beautiful).
Fedorova appeared on the television show, Dancing With The Stars 2:
Russian Version in 2006. She made it to the Top 5.
Oxana hosted the Russian Junior Eurovision 2007 song contest on June 3,
2007. The competition was broadcast on Channel Rossiya.
Oxana Fedorova and her mother Elena Alexeevna Fedorova were featured on
the program Пока все дома (Poka Vse Doma) on Russia's Channel One in June
At the Supermodel of the World-Russia 2007 competition on September 12,
2007, she was a judge.
In October 2007, Oxana was a guest on the "Жизнь как жизнь" (Zhizn Kak
Zhizn) talk show on Petersburg - Channel 5.
Oxana was a guest on the New Year's 2008 TV Special "Голубой огонек на
Шаболовке 2008" (Goluboy Ogonek Na Shabolovke 2008) on Channel Rossiya.
Ms. Fedorova was a presenter at the "Золотой Орел" (Golden Eagle) awards
for film and television excellence. The event took place on January 25,
2008 in Moscow and was broadcast on Channel Rossiya.
Oxana co-hosted the Eurovision 2008 Russian Finals on March 8, 2008 on
She read out the results of the Russian televote during the 2008
Eurovision Song Contest held in Belgrade, Serbia.
Oxana was a guest on the Channel Rossiya show "Феномен" (Fenomen) in
Oxana Fedorova and Eurovision 2008 winner, Dima Bilan, sang a duet during
the New Year's 2009 TV Special, "золотая рыбка" (Zolotaya Ribka) on
Oxana co-hosted the TV special "Все звезды и песни для любимой" (Vse
Zvezdi i Pesni dlya Lyubimoy) on channel Rossiya in March 2009.
At the Премия Муз-ТВ 2009 (Muz-TV Music Awards 2009), Oxana was a
presenter. The awards were broadcast on Russia's MUZ-TV music channel in
Oxana Fedorova and Russian tenor Nikolay Baskov sang their duet "Prava
Lyubov" at an outdoor concert on Family Day, July 8, 2009 in Saint
Petersburg, Russia. The concert was aired on Petersburg - Channel 5.
Oxana co-hosted the opening day concert of the "Славянский базар" (Slavic
Bazaar) 2009 Music Festival. The festival took place between July 9–17,
2009 in Vitebsk, Belarus and was broadcast on Belarus' TV-First Channel.
On July 28, 2009, Oxana and Russian singers Nikolay Baskov and Sergey
Lazarev hosted MUZ-TV's "VIP ZONE" at the Новая Волна (New Wave)
international music competition in Jurmala, Latvia. The event was shown on
Russia's music channel MUZ-TV.
Oxana Fedorova and Nikolay Baskov performed their duet "Prava Lyubov" at
Nikolay's televised concert "Не только о любви" (Not only about love) on
TV channel Rossiya. The concert was broadcast on October 16, 2009.
On the Место встречи (Mesto Vstrechi) program on Ukrainian Inter TV
channel in Kiev, Ukraine, Oxana and Nikolay Baskov performed their duet
"Prava Lyubov. "The show was broadcast in October 2009.
Oxana Fedorova and singers Nikolay Baskov and Philipp Kirkorov performed a
skit of the children's show "Spokoinoi Nochi, Malyshi" at the Новогодний
парад звезд (New Year's Parade of Stars) on New Year's Eve 2010 on Channel
Oxana and other Russian stars co-hosted the traditional "Голубой огонек"
на Шаболовке (Goluboy Ogonek Na Shabolovke) New Year's 2010 TV special.
The show was broadcast on TV Channel Rossiya.
Oxana Fedorova and Russian tenor Nikolay Baskov performed at the "ПЕСНЯ
ГОДА 2009" (Song of the Year) concert at Moscow's Спортивный комплекс
Олимпийский (Olympic Sports Complex). The concert was televised on January
1, 2010 on Telekanal Rossiya (Russia TV Channel).
In 2007, her first film, Sofia, was released.
Oxana was among several Russian celebrities who lent their voices to the
animated fairy tale, "Феи" (Fairies). The Walt Disney production was
released in Russian theaters on October 23, 2008.
Oxana Fedorova continues to model. She has walked the runway for top
designers like Tony Ward and Yulia Yanina. At Rome Fashion Week "Alta Roma
Alta Moda," in Rome, Italy, on January 31, 2008, Oxana was radiant wearing
an exquisite Yulia Yanina creation.
In March 2008, Oxana modeled creations by Tasha Strogaya and Natalia
Valevskaya at Fashion Week in Moscow Fall/Winter 2008-2009.
She walked the runway at the Russian Silhouette 2007 Fashion Show in
Oxana was mesmerizing on the catwalk at Russian Fashion Week in April
At Fashion Week in Moscow Spring/Summer 2009 Season, Oxana Fedorova wore a
Natalia Valevskaya creation.
Oxana modeled a Tony Ward design at the Millionaire Fair 2008 in Moscow,
Russia on November 27, 2008.
Oxana and other Russian stars modeled at the Iceberg Spring/Summer 2009
Fashion Show in March 2009.
She dazzled in Ilya Shiyan and Yana Rudkovskaya creations at the (Volvo)
Fashion Week in Moscow Fall/Winter 2009-2010 on March 23, 2009.
At the ELENA LENINA by SUVENIR Fashion Show, Oxana and other Russian
celebrities modeled Haute Couture designs that were a mix of 1930s, Paris
and colonial styles. The event took place on October 16, 2009.
During her school days, Fedorova participated in volleyball, hand-to-hand
fighting (expert in the martial arts) and shooting. Her speed in
disassembling and assembling a Kalashnikov rifle is one of her
specialities, and she has called firing weapons her "favorite pastime".
Fedorova especially likes dogs and owns a Terrier, a Mastiff and two
She collects international dolls.
Oxana loves to sing and dance, and plays the guitar and the saxophone. She
also enjoys reading, painting, philosophy and the fine arts.
Fedorova is an Orthodox Christian.
Oxana has often told the media that she would like to be a mother. In
August, 2007 she married Philip Toft, a German businessman, in Munich,