It’s a shocking revelation that no one saw coming – not the online voters and certainly not the judges themselves. Apparently, a beauty contestant who has made it to the finals has admitted «she» is actually a male.
This recently happened in Kazakhstan and everyone is just in disbelief. By his own confession, Arina Alieva is, in reality, 22-year-old Ilay Dyagilev who only posed as a woman.
‘Arina Alieva’ bested 4,000 applicants and made it all the way to the competition’s last stage.
“My friends and I, we had a debate on beauty, and I decided to take part in the pageant. I’ve always been a champion of natural beauty.
“You can see that many young women look identical, the same make-up, the same style – and they believe that they are beautiful if they follow trends. I don’t think so.”
Ilay later told the Miss Virtual Kazakhstan organizers that they have been fooled.
Of course, online voters from across the country were totally in shock.
Ilay further said:
“I came through to the finale and decided to expose the identity of Arina Alieva when I realized it had gone too far.
“At the very beginning there were around 4,000 applications from across Kazakhstan, but I got to the final.”
After his big confession, organizers removed him from the contest and replaced him with Aikerim Temirkhanova.
Aikerim, according to a Metro report, “scored 1,975 votes in the semi final compared with 2,012 for the fake Arina Alieva.”
Arina Alieva survived the semi-finals, making it to the top 16 out of 142 other beauty title aspirants.
Ilay’s transformation was so convincing no one noticed he was a male until he did the reveal himself – and he only did it after realizing that it has already “gone too far”.