Mum-of-one Anna Khramtsova topped a list of 1,000-plus entrants from the Russian military National Guard which reports directly to Vladimir Putin.
Anna revealed she has had to cope with sexism in the 340,000-strong force, which was founded by the Kremlin strongman.
She is from a military and law enforcement family, with her father in the army and police for 30 years and her mother also in uniform.
The 31-year-old revealed she just bats off any pig-headed jokes and is proud to continue her family’s legacy for Russia.
“I do get to hear those old jokes about blonds in service, but I ignore them – and just serve stylishly,” she said.
“I do get to hear those old jokes about blonds in service”
Anna, from Yekaterinburg, revealing she had previously served in the police and has a law degree.
Russian authorities have released a video of her showing off her gun skills as she won the contest.
She said: “Most important is to pull the gun out calmly, to aim and breathe out.”
And the beauty queen chose her black manicure colour to match her gun, she said.
In the gym she was filmed saying: “Right now I am training to take part in a bikini contest.
“I didn’t want to at first, but then colleagues and friends insisted and pushed me into it.”
Servicewomen in the national guard were urged to upload their “best pictures” and biographies for the “photo beauty contest”, with 57,000 Russians taking part in the voting.
Pictures of a other dozen finalists will be used in a 2020 calendar for the National Guard.
An unnamed male colleague said of the junior officer: “First of all she is a member of the National Guard team, and only then a woman.
“Of course she looks after herself, uses makeup and checks how she looks in the mirror.”
The national guard is the internal military force of the Russian government.
It has a mission to to secure borders, take charge of gun control, combat terrorism, defeat organised crime, protect public order and guard important state facilities