‘Serving with grace’: Russian National Guard beauty queen defies ‘dumb blonde’ jokes
Blonde jokes and judgements based on stereotypes might be annoying but they won’t deter Anna Khramtsova, a warrant officer who was voted the most beautiful female servant of the Russian National Guard.
Khramtsova, who comes from Ekaterinburg in the Ural region, captured the hearts of 57,000 people and was chosen winner of “The Beauty of the National Guard” pageant.
In a video profile posted on the agency’s YouTube page as contest results were announced on Friday, she bemoans that male colleagues judge her unfairly based on her looks and her blonde hair. “But I don’t care about this, I just serve with grace,” she says.Also on rt.com Fairest of them all: Meet young painter crowned Russia’s new beauty queen (PHOTOS)
Khramtsova was born in a family of law enforcement officers and followed in her parents' footsteps. She first served in the police before moving to the National Guard, an agency established in 2016 to fight terrorism and organized crime and to protect public order.
Khramtsova’s video profile gives a glimpse of her everyday office routine but also features a moment where she showcases her shooting skills and a session at the gym. A lot of time has to be devoted to raising her child as well, she admits.
Honoring the winner, the National Guard also paid tribute to the 12 other finalists of the beauty pageant promising that their portraits will appear on the agency’s 2020 calendar.
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