Miss Ukraine Chairman
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Today it is one of the top three national beauty contests in Ukraine, others being Miss Ukraine Universe and Queen of Ukraine. Miss Ukraine serves as preliminary for the Miss World and sometimes Miss International. Until 2006 it was the only national beauty contest, participants of which were qualifying for all the international pageant contests. Miss Ukraine still is the most prestigious and broadcast, however other concourses such as Miss Ukraine Universe with the help from Oleksandra Nikolayenko becomes well accepted also.
The first national pageant Miss Ukraine became an eighteen-year-old university student Olha Ovcharenko/Rechdouni, who was also a semi finalist in "Miss USSR" beauty pageant, and the first runner-up in 1990 Miss Kiev beauty pageant. The participants of Miss Ukraine would qualify to represent Ukraine on the international level such as the Big Four Pageants, Miss Intercontinental as well as continental beauty contests. Miss Universe contest usually was attended by the first runner up of Miss Ukraine but sometimes the winner can also compete. The national beauty contest was reorganized after Miss Ukraine Organization lost its franchise to one of the former pageant winners Oleksandra Nikolayenko (2001). Since 2006 Oleksandra Nikolayenko organizes Miss Ukraine Universe concourse as qualification to Miss Universe independently.
The contest takes place out of 26 candidates from all the regions of Ukriane. The major regional contests are Miss Kiev, Miss Odessa, Miss Donbass, Miss Western Ukraine and Bukovina, Miss Dnipropetrovsk, and others.
In 2002 Miss World 2002 was attended by the first runner up of Miss Ukraine Iryna Udovenko as the winner of the national contest Yelena Stohniy was over the age restriction to participate on the international level.
Since 2005 Miss Ukraine is being broadcast every year by one of the leaders of the national TV-networks Inter.
The winner of Miss Ukraine represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Traditionally there are titles for Winner, Runner-ups and People's Choice Award.
|Year||Miss Ukraine||Represented||Placement||Special awards||Notes|
|2013||Hanna Zayachkivska||Ivano-Frankivsk||Top 20|
|2011||Yaroslava Kuryacha||Vinnytsia||Top 15|
|2008||Iryna Zhuravska||Kiev||Top 15|
|2002||Yelena Stohniy||Kiev||Did not compete|
|2001||Oleksandra Nikolayenko||Odessa||Top 10||President of Miss Ukraine Universe|
|2000||Yulia Lineva||Zaporizhia||Did not compete||Competed in Miss Universe 2001|
|1998||Olena Spirina||Kharkiv||Did not compete||Competed in Miss Universe 1998|
|1996||Natalia Shvachko||Yenakieve||Unplaced||Competed in Miss Universe 2000|
|1995||Vlada Kerdina||Brovary||Did not compete|
|1994||Terezia Lazarenko||Uzhhorod||Did not compete|
|1993||Iryna Barabash||Kharkiv||Did not compete|
|1991||Olha Ovcharenko||Kiev||Did not compete|
|1990||Yulia Shestopalova||Mykolaiv||Did not compete|
The second title of Miss Ukraine represents her country at Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Sometimes Miss Ukraine Organization will be appointing the contestants to represent Ukraine at Miss International by castings.
|Year||Miss International Ukraine||Represented||Placement||Special awards||Notes|
|2014||Sofia Oleinyk||Ternopil||TBA||TBA||Elected as Miss Ukraine International 2014|
|2013||Margaryta Gorbyk||Kiev||Unplaced||Appointed from Top 6|
|2012||Yuliya Gershun||Dnepropetrovsk||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|2011||Oleksandra Krysha||Kiev||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|2010||Inna Bezobchuk||Kiev||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|2008||Yuliya Galichenko||Mariupol'||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|2007||Mariya Varyvoda||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|2006||Inna Goruk||Unplaced||Appointed from Top 6|
|2005||Mariya Zhukova||Kiev||Top 12||Appointed from Top 6|
|2004||Yuliya Kumpan||Kiev||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|2003||Veronika Dmitrievna Bondarenko||Top 10||Appointed from contestant|
|2001||Nataliya Ivanovna Bakulina||Top 10||Appointed from contestant|
|2000||Yana Anatoleyevna Razumovska||Appointed from contestant|
|1999||Liliya Zalunina||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|1997||Yuliya Zharkova||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|1996||Nataliya Vasilievna Kozitskaya||Top 10||Appointed from contestant|
|1994||Helen Vladimirovna Bakaeva||Unplaced||Appointed from contestant|
|1993||Natalya Vorona||Kiev||2nd Runner-up||Appointed from 1st Runner-up (1991)|