Finalist in online-only beauty competition revealed to be a man
Arina Aliyeva beats thousands other participants in an online contest
An online beauty competition seeking the most beautiful woman in south Kazakhstan instead found Arina Aliyeva-a man.
Real name ilay Dyagilev, Aliyeva was crowned ‘Miss Virtual Shymkent’ capital of the South Kazhakstan Region. Aliyeva’s photo received 2,000 votes in the online-only competition, beating 4,000 other contestants.
Organisers promptly disqualified Aliyeva, after she confessed to be a man, for “providing unreliable information about herself”.
The regional title and place in the national final has been passed to second-placed Aikerim Temirkhanova.
Dyagilev, a fashion model, said the persona of Arina Aliyeva was “a project of my team.”
The Miss Virtual Kazakhstan Instagram post featuring Aliyeva has been liked thousands of times.