Miss Ukraine Universe

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Miss Ukraine Universe
Міс Україна Всесвіт
Motto Confidently Beautiful
Formation 1995
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Kiev
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Official language Ukrainian
President Oleksandra Nikolayenko
Website Official Website

Miss Ukraine Universe (Ukrainian: Міс Україна Всесвіт) is a beauty pageant that began in 1995, after the Miss Ukraine Organization lost the franchise to Oleksandra Nikolayenko.[1][2] The winner of the pageant represents Ukraine at the Miss Universe contest. Historically, Ukraine was represented at Miss Universe by the winner or Runner-up of the Miss Ukraine pageant.

The current Miss Ukraine Universe is Diana Harkusha of Kharkiv.

History[edit]

Oleksandra Nikolayenko was invited by Donald Trump to Judge at Miss Universe 2005. Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005 was invited by Oleksandra to visit Ukraine to promote Miss Ukraine Universe contest in 2006.[3] The first edition of the contest was won by Inna Tsymbalyuk.[1]

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

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.

Year Miss Ukraine Universe Represented Placement Special awards Notes
United States 2014 Diana Harkusha Kharkiv TBA TBA TBA
Anna Andres Lviv Did not compete
Russia 2013 Olga Storozhenko Vinnytsia Top 10
United States 2012 Anastasia Chernova Kharkiv Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Olesya Stefanko[4] Odessa 1st Runner-up Unplaced
United States 2010 Anna Poslavska[5] Kherson 3rd Runner-up Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Kristina Kots-Gotlib[6] Donetsk Unplaced Ukrainian Pop Singer
Vietnam 2008 Eleonora Masalab[7] Kharkiv Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Lyudmila Bikmullina[8] Kharkiv Top 15
United States 2006 Inna Tsymbalyuk[9] Chernivtsi Top 20
Thailand 2005 Juliya Chernyshova Kiev Unplaced Appointed from Miss Ukraine 1st Runner-up
Ecuador 2004 Oleksandra Nikolayenko Odessa Unplaced Miss Ukraine 2001
Panama 2003 Lilja Kopytova Unplaced Appointed from Miss Ukraine 1st Runner-up
Puerto Rico 2002 Liliana Gorova Unplaced Appointed from Miss Ukraine 1st Runner-up
Puerto Rico 2001 Yuliya Linova Zaporizhia Unplaced Miss Ukraine 2000
Cyprus 2000 Natalie Shvachko Yenakieve Unplaced Miss Ukraine 1996
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Zhanna Pikhulya Unplaced Appointed from Miss Ukraine 1st Runner-up
United States 1998 Olena Spirina Kharkiv Unplaced Miss Ukraine 1998
United States 1997 Natalia Nadtochey Unplaced Appointed from Miss Ukraine 1st Runner-up
United States 1996 Irina Borisova Unplaced Appointed from Miss Ukraine 1st Runner-up
Namibia 1995 Irina Chernomaz Unplaced Appointed from Miss Ukraine 1st Runner-up

Oblast Rankings[edit]

Oblast Titles Years
Kharkiv 3 2007, 2008, 2012
Lviv 1 2014
Vinnytsia 1 2013
Kherson 1 2010
Odessa 1 2011
Donetsk 1 2009
Chernivtsi 1 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Miss Ukraine Universe Events". Miss Ukraine Universe. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ "About the Contest". Miss Ukraine Universe. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  3. ^ "First Miss Universe visit to Ukraine". Miss Ukraine Universe. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Winner of Miss Ukraine Universe 2011". TCH.ua. December 11, 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Miss Ukraine Universe 2010". Ukrayinska Pravda. May 12, 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Miss Universe contestants in downtown Nassau". The Eleutheran. August 8, 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Naomi, Nikolayenko and Ruffin chose Miss Ukraine Universe". Ukrayinska Pravda. February 21, 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Балерина з-під Фудзіями". Ukrayina Moloda. May 30, 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bevy of international beauties vie for Miss Universe". The Star. Associated Press. July 24, 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2010.  "Inna Tsymbalyuk". missuniverse.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 

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