Birth name : Ksenia Sukhinova
Birth location : Nizhnevartovsk, Soviet Union
Title : Miss World 2008 - Miss Russia 2007
Height : 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color : Brown
Eye color : Blue
Russian contestant Kseniya Sukhinova has won the Miss World 2008 competition at a ceremony in South Africa.
Trindad and Tobago's Gabrielle Walcott was second runner-up and India's Parvathay Omanakuttan was first runner-up, from among 109 contestants.
Millions of people were expected to watch the annual pageant, being held in Johannesburg.
It was the sixth time that South Africa has held the event, more than any other country except England.
South Africa organisers were said to be keen to calm concerns about the country's ability to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
For this first time in the competition's history, viewers in 180 countries had the opportunity to vote for one of the semi-finalists through the internet.
An international jury decided the winner.
Miss Sukhinova is from Siberia, studying for an engineering degree.
Ksenia Sukhinova was born in 1987 in Nizhnevartovsk, Russia. She is a Russian model. Ksenia Sukhinova was winning the 2007 Miss Russia pageant on December 14 in Moscow, where she represented Tyumen'. Ksenia surpassed 50 other contestants from all over Russia.
Ksenia Sukhinova is unable to represent Russia at Miss Universe 2008 due to her college work. She will represent her country at Miss World 2008 pageant in Johannesburg, South Africa and probably Miss Universe 2009, assuming she doesn't win Miss World 2008. Kseniya Sukhinova, 20, adjusts her crown after winning the "Miss Russia" beauty contest in Moscow December 14, 2007.
Ksenia Sukhinova won Miss World Top Model award on December 3, 2008. Both her placements at two first fast-track contests remind Zhang Zilin's successes at Miss World 2007.
Engineer - Miss World 2008 - Miss Russia 2007