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Natalie Glebova biography: 13 things about Miss Universe 2005

Natalie Glebova is a Russian-Canadian author, television host, dancer, model and beauty queen. She was born Natalya Vladimirovna Glebova in Tuapse, Russia to Vladimir Slezin and Anna Glebova. In Russia, Slezin was as a radio communications specialist in the merchant marine industry while Anna was a high school teacher.

As a child, Natalie studied classical piano and competed in rhythmic gymnastics. Before becoming a beauty queen, she worked as a motivational speaker for elementary and high school students.

Natalie is 5’11” tall. Here are 13 more things about her:

Natalie Glebova
Natalie Glebova
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  1. In 1994, she and her parents moved from Russia to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her parents became software specialists in Toronto.
  2. From 2000 to 2004, she attended Ryerson University in Toronto where she earned her bachelor’s degree in commerce. She was third runner-up to Miss Universe Canada 2004 Venessa Fisher, who was unplaced at Miss Universe 2004 in Quito, Ecuador on June 1, 2004.
  3. On March 1, 2005, she competed against 32 Miss Universe Canada 2005 candidates at Le Casino in Montreal, Canada and won the title. On May 31, 2005, she represented Canada at Miss Universe 2005 and competed against 80 other candidates at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand and won the title.
  4. In March 2006, she visited Russia for the first time since 1994. On July 23, 2006, she crowned her successor Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, USA. From September 2006 to December 2018, she was the president of Fah Glebova International in Bangkok.
  5. From 2007 to 2011, she was married to Thai professional tennis player Paradorn Srichaphan (ภราดร ศรีชาพันธุ์), who was born in Khon Kaen, Thailand. In 2008, she and Pailin Rungratanasunthorn represented Thailand in “The Amazing Race Asia 3” and they finished eighth.
  6. In January 2013, Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, USA issued her certificate in nutrition for optimal health, wellness and sports.
  7. In May 2015, she received her digital disc jockey license from SAE Institute Thailand.
  8. In 2016, she and Mister Panama 2001 Dean Kelly got married. In the same year, they co-founded Travelbook in Bangkok and she gave birth to their daughter Maya Kelly Glebova.
  9. In January 2018, she and Dr. Patama Mokaves Dumas co-founded a program called EMPOWERED.
  10. In September 2018, she launched Natalie Glebova Inc.
  11. On November 21, 2018, Hasmark Publishing published her book “I Am Winning: A Guide to Personal Empowerment“.
  12. On July 11, 2019, Hasmark Publishing published her book “Healthy Happy Beautiful”.
  13. She was 41 years old when she attended the unveiling of the 12th Miss Universe crown, which was crafted by Mouawad, at the TRUE ICON HALL of ICONSIAM in Bangkok on December 19, 2022.
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