Miss Ukraine Universe
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Міс Україна Всесвіт
Miss Ukraine Universe (Ukrainian: Міс Україна Всесвіт) is a beauty pageant that began in 2006, after the Miss Ukraine Organization lost the franchise to Oleksandra Nikolayenko. The winner of the pageant represents Ukraine at the Miss Universe contest. Historically, Ukraine was represented at Miss Universe by the first runner up of the Miss Ukraine pageant.
Oleksandra was invited by Donald Trump to Judge at Miss Universe in 2005. Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005 was invited by Oleksandra to visit Ukraine to promote Miss Ukraine Universe contest in 2006. The first edition of the contest was won by Inna Tsymbalyuk.
The winner of Miss Ukraine Universe represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
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