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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Miss World 2008

Iryna (Irina) ZHURAVSKAYA is Ukraine’s representative at the Miss World 2008 pageant at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

The pageant will take place on Saturday 13th December 2008.

Iryna (Irina) ZHURAVSKAYA hopes to take the crown from current Miss World, China’s Zhang Zilin.

Iryna (Irina) ZHURAVSKAYA is considered a front-runner.

Age: 18 Height: 176

She speaks: Ukrainian, Russian & English

Irina grew up in Kiev.


Irina was first runner-up in a city-wide competition in Ukrainian grammar and composition.  Not only is she gorgeous, she can write.

Irina is studying history, psychology, arts and literature.

Irina works as a weather forecast announcer.

Irina likes : tennis; traveling; painting; piano; modern dancing; photography; poetry; listening to pop and lounge music; and reading the Russian classics.

Irina’s favorite foods are cabbage soup, grilled salmon and chocolate!

Irina’s motto – “Step back from evil and create blessings”.


Be sure to see this picture gallery at –

Miss World 2008 Contest – Irina ZHURAVSKAYA

See also –

10 Things I Know about Irina (Iryna) Zhuravskaya, Ukraine’s Representative to Miss World 2008

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Bill Belew

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One Comment

  • frank says:

    you are just wonderful…i read your interview at the contest and i must say…you already know the sense of life…your understanding is incredible..the answers given were just great..i am deeply see such an opinion from such a beauty…i am sending you my blessings and wish you the very best for your future……your frank

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