Julia Lemigova

Also Known As: Yulia Andreevna Lemigova • Born: 6/26/1972

Julia Lemigova, a Russian former model and television personality, gained recognition as Miss USSR in 1990. Born in Moscow on June 26, 1972, she represented the Soviet Union at Miss Universe 1991, finishing as 2nd runner-up. Beyond her pageantry days, Lemigova established herself in Paris as an entrepreneur, founding the Joiya spa and launching the skincare line Russie Blanche. She later joined the cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Miami” in 2021 and amazed everyone with her charm. In her personal life, Lemigova has faced challenges, including losing her son Maximilian. She married tennis legend Martina Navratilova in 2014.

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Beyond her modeling career, Julia Lemigova ventured into entrepreneurship, founding the Joiya Spa and launching the skincare line Russie Blanche.

Pageant Success

Julia Lemigova’s pageant journey saw her crowned as Miss USSR 1990 and representing her country at the Miss Universe 1991 pageant, where she achieved 2nd runner-up.

Reality TV Debut

Julia Lemigova made her reality TV debut in 2021 as a cast member on “The Real Housewives of Miami,” adding another dimension to her public persona.

Height: 5’11” (180 cm)

Nationality: Russian

Show(s): The Real Housewives of Miami

Network(s): Bravo

Guest Appearances: Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Children: Maximilian, Victoria, Emma

Father: N/A

Mother: N/A

Siblings: Alexei Lemigova, Katia Lemigova

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