Russian beauty queen reverts to Islam, marries Malaysian monarch

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Russian beauty queen reverts to Islam, marries Malaysian monarch

Toyin Subair

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

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

The 25-year-old 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 king, who is known as Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The groom’s full name is Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra.

The ceremony took place on November 22 in a concert hall in the upscale Moscow suburb of Barvikha, reported Islam News.

Source: Facebook

The Malaysian ruler – an elected monarch who has been on the throne since 2016 succeeding his father – has not disclosed how the couple met.

Before becoming a royal bride Voevodina said: ‘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.’

She said: ‘I think that the man must be the head of the family and of course shall not earn less than a woman.’ The wedding was alcohol free and all food was halal. The king was dressed in Malaysian national clothes, and the bride wore a white wedding dress.

She took the Muslim name Rihana and a picture of her in a hijab was posted on Twitter.

 

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