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Russia's 'beauty with brains' calls her country 'beggar'
Beauty with brains is a rare combination and is generally appreciated. But, for Russian representative for Miss Earth 2012 contest, it backfired, as she did the most hated thing in her country - she spoke of its negatives and that too publicly.

NO ONE likes it when their faults are highlighted and that too in front of the entire world. So when Russia's representative for Miss Earth 2012, Natalia Pereverzeva, gave a strong opinionated view about her country, calling it a 'beggar,' not everyone applauded her. Most of the people condemned her saying that the girl doesn't know better and is just a model.

The Miss Earth 2012 is being held in Philippines and the result of the contest is yet awaited. But 24-year-old has courted controversy when she gave her version of Russia to the standard question of what made her proud of her country and what she could promote about it.

Pereverzeva started off by praising the country saying, “A kind cow with very big eyes, funny horns and always chewing its mouth; oh, what sweet milk she gives!” But the words she added hereafter raised a lot of eyebrows. “My Russia is a beggar. My Russia cannot help her elderly and orphans. From it, bleeding, like from a sinking ship, engineers, doctors, teachers are fleeing, because they have nothing to live on. My Russia – it is an endless Caucasian war,” she added.

Russian media took up the story and presented it as the main story with the headline “Did our Miss Earth 2012 contestant slate Russia or tell the truth?” While Sergei Chernykh is of the view that the girl spoke the truth but she is being questioned as she spoke in front of foreigners.

According to The Telegraph, commentator Dmitry Steshin did not approve of the lady's words at all and said that since she was “trading her body in photographs to arouse the sexual instincts of the end consumer,” her words or opinions do not matter at all.

Miss Pereverzeva had won the title of Miss Moscow in 2010 and is a former model and finance specialist. She has also featured in the Russian version of Playboy last year and also got top marks for make-up round earlier this month. The winner of the Miss Earth 2012 will be announced on Saturday.

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