Miss Moscow accused of being too ugly to win title

She should be feeling over the moon about winning the coveted Miss Moscow title, yet 18-year-old Irina Alexeyeva is being taunted on social media for being too ugly.

Some have even gone as far as to say that the results of the beauty pageant were fixed, while others have compared her to Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.

Some have even taken to Photoshop to express their displeasure.

Irina has a ballet background, which she made use of during the talent segment. She is also studying fine arts at the Moscow College of Fine Arts so it's clear that she is an all-rounder.

Meanwhile, the head judge of the pageant Alex Ovechkin defended their decision, saying that Alexeyeva was the front runner for the title from the beginning.

He said: "For us, the judges on the panel, it was one hundred per cent clear who the winner was."

He added: "The young lady did everything properly. She did everything right in her solo number. She chose the correct dress and everything else."

Source: Irish Independent, Croatian Times, Buzzfeed