GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — A former beauty queen is now literally a queen after marrying Malaysia’s King Muhammad V of Kelantan.
Former Miss Moscow Oksana Voevodina tied the knot in a royal wedding ceremony with the 49-year-old Malaysian monarch on Nov. 22 in Barvikha village.
Voevodina won the 2015 Miss Moscow title and worked as a model in China and Thailand.
In April 2018, the 25-year-old Russian beauty reportedly converted to Islam. She then took the Muslim name Rihana.
The Malaysian head of state meanwhile studied in several universities abroad and later attended a business school in London.
It is not known how the two first met.
While some social media users see the 24-year gap between the lovebirds as a big issue, others defended the newlywed couple.
One said, “Who are we to judge? The success of the union is in their own hands.”