She holds the "Miss Odessa", "Miss Ukraine South", "Miss Ukraine", "Miss Student", "Miss Tourism-Europe", "First vice-Miss Tourism-Planet", "Miss American Dream" and "Miss Tourism International" titles. She represented Ukraine at Miss World 2001 and placed among the top ten. Later, she was the 2004 Miss Ukraine Universe winner and represented Ukraine at Miss Universe 2004 in Ecuador. She has received more beauty awards than any other woman in Ukraine. She was invited to judge the Miss Universe 2005 finals in Thailand.
Life after pageants
She married the then-72-year-old Phil Ruffin in 2008. They have two children: Richard William Ruffin (born April 2010) and daughter Malena (born 2013). She is currently the National Director Chairman of Miss Ukraine Universe.
- Oleksandra Nikolaenko. Miss Tourism World - 2002 Welcome to Ukraine.
- "Phil Ruffin - An American business success story". Hotel & Resort Insider. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- Wichita Eagle: "Vegas a comfortable fit for Phil Ruffin's billions" BY ROY WENZL AND TRAVIS HEYING 25 April 2010.
- Las Vegas Journal-Review: "Ruffin, Trump pals in business, leisure" by NORM CLARKE 24 February 2013.
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