Anastasia International

Anastasia International

February 24, 2012 06:30 ET

Miss Valentine 2012 Heats Up Wintertime Dating in Odessa

A Frozen Black Sea Thaws Under 23 Passionate Pageant Beauties

ODESSA, UKRAINE--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2012) - Even though major St. Valentine's legends spawned in Eastern Europe, Cupid's play day is just now hitting its stride as a lover's feast in such places as Russia and Ukraine. In fact, ground zero for Valentine's Day festivities in this part of the world is the mysterious and sensuous Black Sea resort of Odessa, Ukraine, where on Valentine's weekend international online dating leader invited 23 beauties from across the country to compete for the title Anastasia's Miss Valentine 2012.

Held at exclusive Club Palladium in Odessa's center, the beauty pageant featured 3 stunning rounds…swimsuit, evening gown and Q&A…as part of a Romance Tour Social hosted by AnastasiaDate. Present were dozens of select gentlemen members of Anastasia who experienced a unique dating encounter in the elite company of not only the exquisite contestants, but over 300 single female guests, also members of Anastasia.

All this was folded into what became Odessa's entertainment event of the year amid actors, musicians and singers who performed scenes from popular Ukrainian plays before the heaving international crowd. A sub-zero Arctic freeze notwithstanding, the panel of judges, like kids in candyland, finally chose 21-year-old raven-haired goddess Zina of Odessa as Anastasia's Miss Valentine 2012. While Zina's hot curves and sweet elegance won her top prize, other of Odessa's finest swept the field with breathtaking runners-up, blue-eyed wonder Viktoria and blonde perfection Irina.

This is Anastasia's 3rd St. Valentine pageant on the Black Sea shores, with each event becoming more popular and outstanding, each gathering more audience and media attention. AnastasiaDate, who stages such stirring soirees around the world, by doing so introduces her male members to world class beauties who are also on her global online dating site, making them equally available as romantic partners.

Such a unique dating experience is best engaged by the more adventurous of spirit, both male and female, and is not for the faint of heart. It offers a singularly privileged insight into a world few men have imagined, let alone experienced, but one that every man can partake in.

About Anastasia

Founded in 1993, Anastasia is the industry's leading International Introduction and Romance Tour Company bringing single men together with available women from Russia & CIS, Asia, Latin America and Africa for dating and marriage. Anastasia's Family of sites includes,, and AfricaBeauties which together count over 150 million online visitors yearly and over 2.5 million letters exchanged onsite daily. Anastasia has been featured in a range of quality newspapers, magazines, blogs, online publications and TV shows and documentaries seen across the world. Learn more about Anastasia at

Editors Note: There are 2 photos accompanying this press release.

To view the photos accompanying this press release, please visit the following links:

Contact Information