Moscow beauty queen who married Malaysian king visits German fertility clinic as they prepare to have children soon
25-year-old Oksana Voevodina married 49-year-old Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan in an extravagant ceremony that took place in Moscow after she converted to Islam earlier this year
The former Miss Moscow who became a queen after she married the King of Malaysia last week has been taken to a fertility clinic in Germany because the couple is planning to have children. The 25-year-old Oksana Voevodina married 49-year-old Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan in an extravagant ceremony that took place in Moscow after it was reported that she converted to Islam earlier this year. The daughter of a doctor, she won Miss Moscow in 2015 and is 24 yours younger than her new husband whose full name is Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra.
The Daily Mail reported that the King is "very much concerned" about starting a family with his new bride. Sources have said that the royal's first marriage ended in a divorce and he did not have any children.
Islam News reported that the wedding between the Sultan and Voevodina took place on November 22 in a concert hall located in Barvikha, an upscale neighborhood in Moscow.
Sembah Tahniah kepada SPB YDPA Sultan Muhammad V diatas pernikahan tuanku..— Is Hamid (@su_is91) November 24, 2018
Rakyat bersyukur dan berbangga menerima Permaisuri Agong.
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Tatiana Andreeva, the beauty contest director, said that the couple met each other "in Europe" when Voevodina was promoting elite watches. She said: "Oksana is a model. She worked a lot abroad, so an encounter of such a level is quite predictable. She met Muhammad 18 months ago in Europe. Oksana worked at a watch display and she was standing by a poster and advertising the goods. Oksana's parents were present at the wedding, they support their daughter in everything."
The wedding was reported to be alcohol-free and all the food served was halal. The king was dressed in Malaysia's national clothes while his bride wore a white dress. Voevodina also took on the Muslim name Rihana.
Cinta tidak membezakan bangsa. Hanya rasis yang suka membeza-bezakan bangsa, suku kaum dan keturunan.— Fahmi Reza (@kuasasiswa) November 25, 2018
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According to Malaysian news portal rakyatku.com, the former Miss Moscow converted to Islam on April 16, 2018. Not much is known of Mayalasia's new queen and it is not clear if she was married before since she used the surname Voevodina in her career.
It is reported that now, however, she will be reverting back to her father's surname of Gorbatenko. Local media in Kuala Lumpur reported that she will be known in the near future as Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko. Andrey Gorbatenko, the former beauty queen's father, is an orthopedic surgeon from Rostov-on-Don. He is believed to be in his late 50s. Voevodina said that when she was competing in the Miss Moscow pageant in 2015, he was the one who helped her through her nervousness in the final.
She said: "When I was performing [at the contest] there was my father sitting in the hall and he was like a reference point for me. I was watching only him and performing only for him. Because I knew if I do something wrong, papa is papa, he would never say anything and he would not ever condemn. He would just smile and say: 'It's OK, just get up and go on'. So I felt strong support from his side." She also claimed that she only realized the power of her looks when she went to university to study.
Voevodina added: "I was the tallest in my class (at school) and the slimmest, and I was a bit worried about that. Only when I was at university, did I realize that this was my strong side. Young guys started to pay attention and I realized that they looked at me more often than at fat and not very tall girls."
Around the time she won the Miss Moscow crown, Voevodina insisted that she did not have a man in her life because she hadn't found the right one. She said: "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."
She continued: "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. I will have the relations when my heart will tell. So far it is silent." After she won the Miss Moscow title, she said: "'My hobby is to design female clothes and swimsuits. I sew women's clothes by order, too."
Voevodina's mother used to be a beauty contestant in a local contest in Penza in the early 1990s. This is said to be soon after the collapse of the USSR. Malaysia's new queen said in previous interviews that she had many ambitions of being a fashion designer. She has also made a collection of swimwear of which some were worn by other beauty pageant contestants.