Brains before beauty

September 27, 2002

The Diary wonders whether the former Miss Universe will be spending more time on her studies after she was stripped of her title this week.

Oxana Fedorova, a 24-year-old PhD student and lecturer at the University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in St Petersburg, was sacked amid reports that she refused to carry out her Miss Universe duties. The Diary fully sympathises with the desire to put research and teaching ahead of administrative chores.

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