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Grandmas are ‘glam-mas’ for senior beauty pageant at ‘National’ restaurant!

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Sheepshead Bay singing “glam-ma” Bella Deleu belts out a crowd-pleaser!
Dancing Rosa Mordukhayeva is light on her feet.
Dazzling Bella Deleu captures the heart of a young prince!
Congratulations to Your Highness Grandmother Pageant winners Ada Natenzon (left) and Tamara Kataeva (with granddaughter Rachel Kataeva), both of whom received crowns, sashes, prizes and bragging rights.

They went from dowagers to sss-mokin’ hot WOW-agers!

Majestic matriarchs took to the runway on Sunday like time-honored temptresses when the Be Proud Foundation presented its annual showcase of senior talent, beauty and wisdom at National restaurant in Brighton Beach.

A dozen contestants, ages 49 to 90-plus, strutted their stuff in the 10th annual Your Highness Grandmother Pageant, defying stereotypes about women in their twilight years by showing off their awesome abilities and agilities for the swooning audience.

The glam-mas gave their all, from roller skating and performing advanced yoga moves to belly dancing and crooning their hearts out — all to show that advancing years are no obstacle to shakin’ your booty with pride and pizzazz.

“Our grandmothers love life, and show us how to keep this triumph of life, regardless of age,” said Raisa Chernina, producer of the pageant, which has been featured on Lifetime’s reality show, “Russian Dolls.”

The eye-popping gals were judged by ones in the know: grandpas!

That venerable panel, clearly spoiled for choice, eventually surfaced with two winners — Bensonhurst beauty Ada Natenzon, who dressed as Lady Liberty for her show-stopping skit, and Raquel Welch-look-alike Tamara Kataeva of Queens.

Both queens held court afterwards in glittering crowns and sashes, and were awarded prizes and bragging rights.

Reach reporter Shavana Abruzzo at or by calling (718) 260-2529.

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