First a beauty queen, now Malaysia’s Queen!
Oksana Voevodina, former Miss Moscow, has tied the knot with the king of Malaysia, Muhammad V of Kelantan, 49, after converting to Islam. The couple got married on November 22, in the Russian capital.
The 25-year-old Russian beauty previously worked as a model in Thailand and China, however, now she is known as Malaysia’s first lady. She is also a business graduate.
The king is referred to as ‘Your Majesty’ and his full name is Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra. He has been on the throne since 2016, after succeeding his father.
The lavish wedding was held in a concert hall in Moscow, the Barvikha area, and it was a ceremony fit for a king. He was dressed in traditional Malaysian clothes, while the bride wore a stunning white dress. The couple has yet to reveal how they met.
Previously, the bride shared her thoughts on marriage, saying:
I think that the man must be the head of the family and of course shall not earn less than a woman.
She also described her younger self, adding:
When I was at school I was a kind of bandit. I liked some skaters, bikes, VMX, guys who took part in competitions. I love riding a bike too.
According to MailOnline, the former Miss Moscow converted to Islam in April this year and changed her name into Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko.
In 2015, she was crowned as Miss Moscow and previously had graduated from the Faculty of Business at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. When speaking about becoming a beauty queen, Oksana said:
I was the tallest in my class (at school) and the most slim, and I was a bit worried about that. Only when I was at university, did I realise that this was my strong side. Young guys started to pay attention and I realised that they looked at me more often than at fat and not very tall girls.
At the time when she was crowned as Miss Moscow, Oksana revealed she’s single, having had strong reasons for it.
I do not have a boyfriend. And I think that it would be harder for me to win, if I had, because every boyfriend, if he let his girl go to the beauty contest, she won’t be his girlfriend anymore. Because she will get lots of attention, secondly she doesn’t have any time for a private life and finally I think it will be a distraction.
She also added her heart will tell when it’s the time for a relationship, and so far has not spoken about her relationship with the king of Malaysia.