|Website||Main site (Ukrainian)/(Russian)|
Miss Ukraine (Міс України or Панна України, Panna Ukrayiny) is a national beauty pageant in Ukraine
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 , Miss Earth 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, and 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 has been broadcast every year by one of the leaders of the national TV-networks Inter.
The winner of Miss Ukraine represents her country at the 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, Runners-up and People's Choice Award.
|Year||Miss Ukraine World||Represented||Placement||Special Awards||Notes|
|2013||Anna Zayachkivska||Ivano-Frankivsk||Top 20||3rd Runner-up at Miss World Top Model
2nd Runner-up at Miss World Talent
Top 11 at Miss World Beach Beauty
|2011||Yaroslava Kuryacha||Vinnytsia||Top 15|
|2008||Iryna Zhuravska||Kiev||Top 15|
|2002||Yelena Stohniy||Kiev||Did not compete||Withdrew, due to lack sponsorship before competing.|
|2001||Oleksandra Nikolayenko||Odessa||Top 10||Competed at the Miss Universe 2004 and the reigning Miss Ukraine Universe.|
|2000||Olena Scherban||Zaporizhia||Top 10|
|1998||Olena Spirina||Kharkiv||Did not compete||Competed at the Miss Universe 1998|
|1996||Natalia Shvachko||Yenakieve||Unplaced||Competed at the 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 the Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. The other delegates might compete after Miss Ukraine Organization cast their official recruitment.
|Year||Miss Ukraine Int'l||Represented||Placement||Special Awards||Notes|
|2013||Margaryta Gorbyk||Kiev||Unplaced||Top 6 at Miss Ukraine 2013.|
|2006||Inna Goruk||Kiev||Unplaced||Top 6 at Miss Ukraine 2006.|
|2005||Mariya Zhukova||Kiev||Top 12||Top 6 at Miss Ukraine 2005.|
|2003||Veronika Bondarenko||Kiev||Top 10|
|2001||Nataliya Bakulina||Kiev||Top 10|
|1996||Nataliya Kozitskaya||Kiev||Top 10|
|1993||Natalya Vorona||Kiev||2nd Runner-up||1st Runner-up at Miss Ukraine 1991.|