Lusine Tovmasyan - 17 y.o. - Yerevan
In Yerevan's Sport and Concert Complex Tuesday night the lights went down and anticipation
went up and nearly six hours later Miss Lusineh Tovmasyan was crowned Miss Armenia 2003.
From 100 applicants, 15 girls were chosen to compete. Eight were from Yerevan, six from
the regions and one from Karabakh.
Karen Arestakesyan president of Miss Armenia National Agency, explained their qualifying
"They are 17-24 year old girls, who correspond to international standards. It means
they are taller than 170 cm and have 60-90-60 (35-23-35 inches) measurement, charm,
beautiful teeth, etc."
To the sound of jazz music, the measurements and the charm and the teeth, etc. came out
in national dresses. (Though "national" dresses that had transparent veils, high
headdresses and soft colors.)
And as the beauties filled the stage, the hall was filled with an audience discussing
virtues and defects. Some young men liked the girls' smiles. Others complained about wooden motions and
strongly marked Armenian noses of some.