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Mrs. Russia steps down over ‘Mrs. Dumb’ interview gaffes
受訪出糗被封「笨蛋太太」 「俄羅斯太太」丟后冠

The Moscow Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on March 23.
三月二十三日於俄羅斯莫斯科拍下的克里姆林宮。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

Reigning Mrs. Russia, Inna Zhirkova said on April 24 that she was handing back her crown after millions watched an online video mocking her failure to answer basic questions such as whether the Earth revolves around the Sun.

The 23-year-old former model and mother of two in October last year won the Mrs. Russia title, a contest for which only married women are eligible.

Russian state Channel One announced on Twitter that Zhirkova would renounce her title on the evening of April 24 on its popular talk show “Let Them Talk.”

A video posted on YouTube earlier this month showed a state television journalist grilling Zhirkova on her general knowledge and life experience. Asked whether the Earth revolves around the Sun or vice-versa, she became flustered.

“Probably it is the Sun. No, the Earth. I don’t know,” she said, giggling.

Asked whether she won the title thanks to her “erudition,” Zhirkova, apparently not knowing the meaning of the word, agreed, “Yes, maybe, because I tried to look beautiful every day.”

Commentators cruelly suggested her title should be “Mrs. Dumb.”

(AFP)

在上百萬人觀看嘲諷本屆「俄羅斯太太」選美冠軍伊娜‧澤科娃無法答出地球是否繞太陽轉這類基本常識問題的網路影片後,澤科娃四月二十四日表示,她準備繳回選美后冠。

二十三歲的澤科娃曾是模特兒,育有兩個孩子,她去年十月贏得俄羅斯太太后冠,只有已婚婦女有資格參加俄羅斯太太比賽。

俄羅斯國營第一頻道在推特宣布 ,澤科娃於四月二十四日晚間的熱門脫口秀節目「讓他們發聲」宣布放棄后冠。

本月稍早發表於YouTube的影片顯示,國營電視記者盤問澤科娃基本知識和生活常識,被問及地球是否繞著太陽轉,或是太陽繞地球轉時,澤科娃顯得有些慌張。

她說:「可能是太陽。不,是地球。我不知道。」 然後她開始咯咯笑。

當澤科娃被問及是否因「博學」才贏得后冠,她顯然不太清楚「博學」的意思,還表示同意說:「是的 ,我想是吧,因為我試著讓自己每天都明艷動人。」

部分評論人士毒舌地說,她的頭銜應該是「笨蛋太太」。

(法新社/翻譯:陳維真)

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