Alexandra Petrova was still a 16-year-old girl when in 1996 she was recognized as the most beautiful girl in Russia. However, she was not able to fully enjoy the glory of the “first miss”. 4 years after the competition, Sasha was killed. Not the least role in this tragedy was played by the acquaintance of a spectacular model with one of the crime bosses.
16 year old queen Alexandra Petrova
Alexandra Petrova was a native of Cheboksary. She was born into an ordinary family in 1980. The inhabitants of Chuvashia were very proud and are still proud of the fact that it was their compatriot, without plastic surgeries, silicone and tons of cosmetics, who took first place in the Miss Russia competition in 1996. Then Sasha (or just Shurochka, as everyone called her) was only 16 years old. Competitions that year were organized not in the capital, as usual, but in Veliky Novgorod. 40 girls competed for the title. The choice of the jury deservedly fell on the beautiful Shura.
Frankly, Sasha Petrova did not dream of a beauty queen crown, she wanted to become a doctor. But victories in such contests often open many doors for young beauties. This happened in the life of “Miss 1996”. Petrova was called to Hollywood. But the girl was forced to refuse, because at that time she was still underage.
Meanwhile, Shura continued to win the most prestigious competitions. In the next 1997 she became Miss Model International. Then her rivals were representatives of more than 50 countries of the world. But Petrova turned out to be the best of them. In addition, in the same year she deservedly received the title “Person of the Year” in her native Chuvashia. After 2 years, Alexandra already represented Russia at the Miss Universe contest in Trinidad and Tobago.
Then she already turned 18, and one of the foreign modeling agencies invited Sasha to her place. At that time, she had gorgeous and very long hair. The agency staff put forward several conditions: cut hair, lose some weight and master English. Probably, Petrova was still going to accept this offer, since she really shortened her curls to her shoulders and submitted documents to the institute at the Faculty of Foreign Languages. Only the matter did not go further than this: in 2000, the beauty queen Alexandra Petrova was killed.
The tragedy happened after the Chuvash crime boss Konstantin Chuvilin appeared in Alexandra’s life. They say he was very kind to his Shura and all members of her family. Those close to Petrova spoke of the girl herself as a very kind, naive and unselfish person, whom it was probably not very difficult to fall in love with with the help of a banal affectionate word. And who knows: maybe love is really evil, and we do not choose who will become our chosen one?
Be that as it may, on September 16, 2000, Sasha Petrova was killed. But the killer’s target was not the Chuvash beauty at all, but her beloved Konstantin Chuvilin and his friend Radiy Akhmetov, who was the market director. So “Miss Russia-1996” turned out to be another accidental victim of a criminal showdown and the division of spheres of influence between criminal gangs.