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From beauty queen to the real thing

November 27, 2018

Former Miss Moscow, 25, marries Malaysia’s King Muhammad V, 49, after converting to Islam

 

Oksana Voevodina (right) married Malaysia’s Muhammad V of Kelantan (left), 49, in a lavish royal wedding ceremony in the Russian capital after reportedly converting to Islam earlier this year

A Russian beauty queen has become the first lady of Malaysia after marrying the country’s king.

Oksana Voevodina married Malaysia’s Muhammad V of Kelantan, 49, in a lavish royal wedding ceremony in the Russian capital after reportedly converting to Islam earlier this year.

The 25-year-old doctor’s daughter, who won the title of Miss Moscow in 2015, has worked previously as a model in China and Thailand.

She is 24 years younger than the sultan, who is known as Yang di-Pertuan Agong and referred to as ‘Your Majesty’. The groom’s full name is Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra.

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