Miss Universe 2002
Oksana Fedorova was born on December 17, 1977 in Pskov, Russia, where she lived until she was 18. Fedorova is an only child, and she was brought up by her mother and maternal grandparents. In 1999 Oksana began in the entertainment business as a model and became Miss St. Petersburg. In 2001 she became Miss Russia, and after won the Miss Universe contest in 2002.
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Oxana Fedorova successfully defended her doctoral thesis. She officially obtained a Ph.D. in Civil Law from the Saint Petersburg University of the Ministry of Interior of Russia (MVD University) on May 16, 2003. She continued her career as a police officer and was promoted to the ranks of Captain in September 2002 and Major in 2005.
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Fedorova was the first Miss Universe who officially did not finish her reign. Although the Miss Universe Organization refuses to recognize Fedorova as a former Miss Universe, she is generally regarded as one by the public.