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SEVASTOPOL, September 26. /ITAR-TASS/. President and co-founder of the Mrs. America pageant David Marmel arrived in the Russian city of Sevastopol in Crimea on Friday to select a venue for the next Mrs. America 2015 show.
The new Mrs. America 2014 Michelle Evans /Mrs. Oklahoma/ and her husband are accompanying Marmel.
The 30-year-old winner of the US married women's contest said she was bubbling with excitement, which they would share with their daughter. Evans added that she has tried for the first time a very tasty borsch /Ukrainian traditional soup from beetroot, other vegetables and salted pork belly/.
Sevastopol’s Acting Governor Sergey Menyailo received the visitors and presented 'My Sevastopol' book to them.
Marmel said that the visit was like coming back home as his father was from Russia.
He said that Ukrainian emigrants in the United States were against an idea to hold the next pageant in Crimea, but not common Americans.
In September 2015 the Black Sea port that returned to Russia's jurisdiction in March 2014 will host the Mrs. America show together with Mrs. Russia, branded as Mrs. America-Russia pageant. At least 51 American married women and 51 Russians will compete for the crown but separate juries are to assess the contenders.