Lika Roman

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Mariya Puchyna
Miss Ukraine 07 Lika Roman.jpg
Puchyna in 2007
Maria (Puchyna) Lecka

(1985-05-12) May 12, 1985 (age 34)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
TitleMiss Ukraine 2007
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Ukraine 2007
Miss World 2007

Lika Roman (born May 12, 1985) is a Ukrainian model, charity worker and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Ukraine 2007 and represented Ukraine at Miss World 2007 but unplaced.

She subsequently represented Ukraine in Miss World 2006 in Gdansk, Poland. She studied MBA for her higher education at the branch of Kiev Slavonic University in her city. Puchuna's father Grigoryy was a warehouse worker, and her mother Tamara was a construction worker. Masha used to work as a hairdresser while in school and spent her free time on dancing, playing piano and skiing.[1]

In the winter of 2007, she toured the United States for the first time. She visited different TV channels, radio stations, newspapers and magazines. Also, she met with students and representatives of public organizations and took part in numerous talk-shows.[2]

Currently, Roman resides in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. She said she likes its rhythm of life and enjoys being in the center of all events.[3]

Views and beliefs[edit]

Lika Roman is also well known for her strong moral views. Even before participation in "Miss Ukraine 2007" she denied a few interesting propositions from different model agencies, referring to conflict between principles of the modeling industry and her personal beliefs. As well after winning National Beauty contest she refused many propositions from major modeling agencies stating that model business doesn't interest her. Miss Ukraine 2007 is an evangelical christian, so she declared that she was a virgin and she was proud of it.[4] Also Lika announced that she thought that sex before marriage is wrong and it is a sin and contradicts to her personal views.

Charity activities[edit]

Even before participating "Miss Ukraine" Lika Roman was engaged in several charity activities in her native city Uzhhorod. After becoming the Miss Ukraine she continued her activities on the nationwide and international level. The number of themes interesting for Lika is quite wide but the main of them are preventing AIDS, purity before marriage, healthy lifestyle, ecology. She participates in number of talk-shows, conferences, seminars, discussions and interviews dedicated to these topics.[5]


  1. ^ "Miss Ukraine Lika Roman 2007: "Beauty - the notion of subjective, but the value is the essence of human"". Church of the Living God.
  2. ^ "Miss Ukraine conquers American hearts by her sanctity". Embassy of God.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ ""Miss Ukraine-2007" Lika Roman: "Concerts on the Square do not interfere!"". The Newspaper of Our Region.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Miss Ukraine 2007 claims Youth to.... keep purity"
  5. ^ Lika Roman answers to the questions of web-conferense Archived February 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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Preceded by
Olha Shylovanova
Miss Ukraine
Succeeded by
Iryna Zhuravska