Romania is known for the extreme grace of Nadia Comaneci and the extreme terror
of Count Dracula. Perhaps, it’s time to get to know the country’s extremely gorgeous
women. Here is a list of the top 10 most beautiful women of Romania.
10. Valentina Pelinel
Valentina Pelinel is a model. She started out her career in 1996 when she won the
“Top Model of Romania.” She also won the best beginner model award that year, as
well as the Miss Positano award in Italy. She was also a finalist in the Miss Tourism
Antalya pageant. She is fluent in Romanian, Portuguese and English. She is now
married to Boureanu, a Romanian politician who is the vice president of the country’s
Liberal Democratic Party.
9. Roxana Tanase
Roxana Tanase is a model who has appeared in a few advertising campaigns in her
native country. When she was only 19 years, she got an offer to pose in the nude
for the Romanian edition of Playboy magazine. As she has been blessed with a
pretty face and a curvaceous body, she accepted and took on the challenge. The
issue proved to be a best-seller. Tanase is a regular fixture in the country’s club and
nightlife scene. She is also popular among the football crowd.
8. Gina Pistol
Gina Pistol is a film and television actress. She is best known for her prominent
roles in a couple of films, namely In the Name of Honour and Margo. Pistol also
achieved fame and a lot of acclaim after appearing in the Romanian edition of
7. Monica Dascalu
Monica Dascalu is a television presenter for the television station in Romania called
Pro TV. She was actually just in her first year in college where she was taking up
Sociology and Social Work when a job opening was announced in the station.
Dascalu sent her curriculum vitae and the people behind Pro TV immediately took a
liking for the college freshman. She was called back after a few days to test for the
camera. She was then asked to train for a couple of weeks. She was subsequently
accepted and her star rose rapidly as she was an immediate hit with television
viewers. She was asked to present two television programs on a daily basis. She
was also given her own show called the “Monica Dascalu Weekend,” a program
aimed at Romanians living abroad. She also personally visits her countrymen in
foreign countries for them to be featured on the show.
6. Monica Birladeanu
Monica Birladeanu is an actress and model also known as Monica Dean. She comes
from the town of Iasi. She has had guest appearances in American television shows,
such as Lost and Nip/Tuck. She was also part of the award-winning Romanian movie entitled The Death of Mister Lazarescu.
5. Cristina Dochianu
Cristina Dochianu is known to be Romania’s answer to Erin Andrews. She is a sports
news anchor for Antena 1 and she has proven time and again her vast knowledge
in sports, especially in football. Dochianu is based in Bucharest where she studied
in the Academia de Studii Economice Bucuresti. She also attended the Colegiul
Economic A.D. Xenopol. She once appeared as the model for the Romanian edition
of Playboy Magazine, gracing the cover in May of 2006.
4. Alina Puscau
Alina Puscau is a model, actress and singer. She burst into the limelight in 1998
when she won the Elite Model Look competition. The victory opened up a bright
career for her and she then appeared in the advertising campaigns of brands like JC
Penney, Pepe Jeans and Gap. She is also a Victoria’s Secret model. She released
a single entitled “When You Leave,” a cover and English version of “Dragostea Din
Tei,” a popular Romanian-language song by the Moldovan pop group called O-Zone.
Puscau has also appeared in Playboy and has been known to date famous people
like Vin Diesel, Brett Ratner and Eddie Irvine.
3. Laura Cosoi
Laura Cosoi is an actress, voice talent and model. She started out her career when
she was featured in the television series called La Bloc. She also appeared in
other television shows, such as Fete cu Lipici, Cu Un Pas Inainte, Aniela,
Mostenirea and Pariu cu Viata. She has also appeared on the big screen in
movies like What Means Montley, Un Film Simplu, HO HO HO and The
Godmother. She also tried her theater skills by appearing on the stage play entitled
“Portret la Minut” in 2011 and 2012. Cosoi also represented Romania in “Dancing for
a Dream: The Second Dance World Championship,” a reality competition show in
Mexico. She partnered with Bogdan Boanta in giving the Romanian team sixth place
in the competition. Cosoi also appeared in Playboy Magazine’s Romanian edition in
2. Catrinel Menghia
Catrinel Menghia is a fashion and swimsuit model from Iasi. She rose to prominence
after finishing in third place in the Supermodel of Romania competition when she
was only 16 years old. She then won the Model of the Year Award in her country
the following year. She then appeared in a music video for the Romanian band
called Krypton. She has done an advertising campaign for Fiat and has appeared on
several publications, including FHM, Maxim and Fitness magazines. She has also
appeared in the 2006 and 2009 swimsuit editions of Sports Illustrated magazine.
Menghia is also the face of Giorgio Armani and Lise Charmel, a French lingerie
1. Otilia Aionesei
Otilia Aionesei is a model. She first rose to fame when she joined the Ford
Supermodel of the World competition in 2005. She placed first runner up in the
pageant, which led to several modeling jobs appearing in runway shows and
advertising campaigns for different brands and fashion houses. To her credit, she
never let her burgeoning career affect her education as she pursued her studies
at the University of Bucharest. In 2009, Aionesei transferred to the prestigious Ivy
League school called Columbia University in the City of New York. She was armed
with a William Strong Scholarship and she expects to finish and graduate with
double degrees in Economics and European History. She is now serving as an Intern
for Merrill Lynch, a reputable financial company based in New York.