Since 1973 Minsk has been hosting the International Beauty Contest Miss Intercontinental. The goal is to find the purist beauty in all the land. It’s less of a pageant and more of an intense audition. Photographer Anton Motolko goes behind the scenes to catch a glimpse into the moments that could change one girl’s life forever. And, let’s face it, this is Russia so there’s some serious shit on the line here, kids.