Julia Lemigova is a former Russian beauty queen who was first runner-up at Miss USSR in 1990, and later elevated to be crowned Miss USSR following the disqualification of the original winner. As Miss USSR 1990, Lemigova represented the Soviet Union at the Miss Universe 1991 pageant, where she placed second runner-up. Julia moved to Western Europe after being crowned Miss USSR and relocated to Paris, where she opened her first well-being center, Joiya Spa, in 2003, and launched a skincare and spa line, Russie Blanche, in 2009. As a successful international fashion model, Julia has worked with very big and high-end quality brands travelling all over the world for over a decade and was very much loved by all her clients. Her modelling career ran from 1991 to 2005 until the birth of her first child. Julia has also had a range of television roles mostly in the UK. In 2014, Julia found true love and was proposed to by her current wife, Martina Navratilova, at the US Open. They married after only being engaged for a few months. Julia and Martina live in Miami with their two daughters, Emma and Victoria. Over the past few years, Julia has run a little farm while raising her family and she also has a menagerie of animals including a mini cow and blue bird. During the day, she can be found on the farm feeding the chickens or milking goats and by night, she enjoys the Miami nightlife.
Julia is a proud to be a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and makes history as the first LGBTQIA+ housewife to be a part of the Bravo franchise. Julia is living her best life and is excited for what is next to come.