Annual Black Sea Beauty Contest Anchors Away

Online Dating Giant Anastasia Goes Live

BANGOR, Maine, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Global online dating leader (, today announced her annual live Fall Classic Black Sea beauty pageant, this year entitled Anastasia's Odessa Princess. The glitz and glamour of the annual live beauty contest is designed to broaden the appeal of Russian and Ukrainian women throughout the world and entice more men to not only find love and romance online, but to also see for themselves firsthand the wonders in store for them on an all inclusive Anastasia Romance Tour.

Odessa, known as the Pearl of the Black Sea, has long been a pleasure destination for not only Russian vacationers, but for Western European wealth and aristocracy in search of rest and relaxation with a touch of class. Nowadays, people from all social strata, and especially men worldwide, travel there to experience the invigorating climate, classic Mediterranean cityscapes and old world romance that are a part of this enchanting seaside resort.

It's, however, evident that there's something in the water in this region which produces multitudes of extraordinary women as Odessa has for years been the hotbed of brides for men around the world seeking romance and marriage.

So, on September 10, Anastasia will again hold her Miss Odessa Pageant well attended by the city's cultural and political elite, 20 contestants gleaned in runoffs from over 400 entries from in and around Odessa, and judged by a panel of 5 lucky Anastasia Romance Tour participants. Last year's event drew a crowd of over 1500, packing the Palladium Hotel complex where the event will again be held.

A winner and two runners-up will be chosen in 3 rounds including a swimsuit, talent and interview competition during Anastasia's Romance Tour to Odessa and Nikolaev ( September 8-19, 2010. Winner walks away with a notebook computer, certificate of merit, spa certificates and all the publicity she can handle.

About Anastasia

Founded in 1993, Anastasia is the industry's leading International Introduction and Romance Tour Company bringing Western men together with women from Russia & CIS for friendship and marriage. Anastasia sites count over 100 million online visitors yearly and over 1 million letters exchanged onsite daily. Anastasia has been featured on numerous media outlets including: 48 Hours, The Daily Show, The Howard Stern Show, and Jennie Jones, and has been the subject of news features on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, the BBC and publications such as Forbes, Market Watch, Reuters and The Los Angeles Times. News and features about Anastasia have been broadcast in many countries including the U.S., Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, Turkey and Australia.

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For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Larry Cervantes, tel: +1-(207)-262-9595,

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