A skint student, 29, has won a bizarre TV game show to marry a 55-year-old Russian oil tycoon, according to Metro.
The show, called Millionaire for Marriage, saw Konstantin Scherbinin let his children decide who his sixth bride will be. And they chose Yulia Sveshnikova to be their new stepmother out of 2,000 hopefuls.
Scherbinin has five children, aged between 16 and 35, and two are older than Yulia, who will join him in Dubai on their honeymoon. The show says she will now split her time between his luxury homes in Moscow and Los Angeles, enjoying his fleet of cars, yacht and private jet.
Yulia said she arrived in Moscow three years ago with no money from Khabarovsk, a remote city in eastern Siberia. Since then she has become a student and works part-time as an events manager.
‘I am a fearless person,’ she told the audience. ‘I made up my mind to move to Moscow and just did it, arriving with empty pockets.’ She added: ‘Not everyone would dare to do this.’ Showing off her £36,500 diamond ring, she boasted: ‘Yes! Today I won. Here is my ring. I am the winner. I won.
The multi-millionaire later told viewers: ‘I’m incredibly happy because finally, I’ve met a woman who doesn’t need my money, but needs my heart.’ Yulia beat two other finalists Maria Praim, 30, and Anna Kim, 34.