Anastasia Shumkova wins Round 3, advances to Miss Cheerleader League of Beauty final

Round 3 of the Miss Cheerleader League of Beauty Contest ended today at 2:00 PM Moscow Time. The third finalist is Anastasia Shumkova of the CSKA Moscow dance team.

After 10 days of voting on the League website, Shumkova collected the most votes with 2,743. Tatyana Rivnyak of the Krasny Oktyabr dance team finished second with 2,340 votes, while Tsmoki-Minsk's Alina Borodich (1756 votes) finished in third.

The Miss Cheerleader League of Beauty Contest (featuring 32 girls - two from each of the League's 16 dance teams) consists of five preliminary rounds, culminating in a final showdown during the VTB United League playoff finals. The first four rounds run for 10 days in March and April, with 10 girls per round. The four winners, those with the most online votes, advance directly to the final.

The fifth finalist will be named in May following a final preliminary round. 10 girls from the previous four rounds will take part--each 2nd and 3rd-place finisher, as well as the top two 4th-place cheerleaders (Kalev's Annika Tomker finished fourth in Round 2).

But that’s not all! There will also be a sixth wild-card finalist, selected by a special committee headed up by Ilona Korstin, current VTB United League deputy general director and one of the most beautiful players in women’s basketball history.

The final round of the contest will be held during the 2014-15 VTB United League playoff finals. The six finalists will receive an invitation to one of the final games, during which the third Miss Cheerleader will be crowned!

Round 3 results