By Martha Cliff for MailOnline. She was one of 60 competitors who made the finals of the Messenger of Beauty pageant in the city of Manzhouli in north-eastern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. And her good looks were noticed by the judges who awarded her with the Miss Photogenic prize. Miss Chunikhina was one of four Russian girls in the contest but the only one to make the final after several rounds including a bikini catwalk and a parade in national costumes. She wrote on her social media page: 'Hurray, all the hard work has been noticed.
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It is the image of a Chinese beauty on one side of a large doll at Taowa Square. The large doll has three sides, which are imprinted with beauty images from China, Russia and Mongolia. The name "Manzhouli" has always been exotic to me, so I was really looking forward to visiting the mysterious city before I embarked on my trip. And when the day finally came, my bus drove through the city, and everyone on board couldn't help but stretch their necks to catch a glimpse of the city. All of sudden those of us who were tired from the long journey were now energetic and excited as we realized the trek had been worth it. Manzhouli is a charming city that features colorful architecture reminiscent of European and Asian style s.
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Showing Slide 1 of 1 - Carousel. Showing Slide 1 of 2 - Carousel. Manchukuo, officially the State of Manchuria prior to and the Empire of Manchuria after , was a puppet state of the Empire of Japan in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia from until