MOSCOW - RUSSIAN tabloids on Thursday queried the participation in the Miss World contest of the Russian candidate after pictures of her in erotic poses came to light.
The pictures of Miss Russia, Sofiya Rudeva, 19, were published on the Internet. One report said they were taken when she was 14 or 15 and were originally published in a men's magazine.
'Will Russia's leading beauty be deprived of Miss World because of erotic photos?' asked one newspaper.
Competition rules say that candidates for the Miss Russia title should not appear in pornographic pictures or videos. -- AFP