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Miss Ukraine
Міс України
Formation 1990
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Kiev
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Official language
Yuri Ageev
Website Main site (in Ukrainian)/(in 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.

Historical overview[edit]

Iryna Zhuravska

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 Ukraine. 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.

In 2010, the Ukrainian National pageant took place on September 4. The winner received a crown estimated at 250,000 euros, a Renault car, and various make-up products.

Guests and jury[edit]



Miss Ukraine World[edit]

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

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.[1]

Year Miss Ukraine World Town Placement Special Awards
2017 Polina Tkach[7] Kiev Top 40 Top 30 Miss World Top Model, Top 20 Miss World Talent
2016 Oleksandra Kucherenko Dnipro Unplaced
2015 Khrystyna Stoloka Kiev Unplaced
2014 Andriana Khasanshin Lviv Unplaced
2013 Anna Zayachkivska Ivano-Frankivsk Top 20 3rd Runner-up Top Model, 2nd Runner-up Best Talent, Top 11 Beach Beauty
2012 Karina Zhyronkina Kharkiv Unplaced
2011 Yaroslava Kuryacha[8] Vinnytsia Top 15
2010 Kateryna Zakharchenko[1] Odessa Unplaced
2009 Yevhenia Tulchevska[9] Dnipro Unplaced
2008 Iryna Zhuravska[10] Kiev Top 15
2007 Lilia Roman[11] Uzhhorod Unplaced
2006 Olha Shylovanova[12] Kharkiv Unplaced
2005 Yulia Pinchuk Novovolynsk Unplaced
2004 Olesya Matveyeva Kiev Unplaced
2003 Ilona Yakovleva[13] Kharkiv Unplaced
2002 Irina Udovenko[14] Kiev Unplaced
2001 Oleksandra Nikolayenko Odessa Top 10
2000 Olena Scherban Nikopol Top 10 Top 7 Model
1999 Olga Savinskaya Kharkiv Unplaced
1998 Nataliya Nadtochey Kharkiv Unplaced
1997 Kseniya Kuzmenko Kharkiv Unplaced
1996 Natalia Shvachko[15] Yenakieve Unplaced
1995 Nataliya Shvachiy Kiev Unplaced
1994 Nataliya Vasyliyivna Kozytska Kiev Unplaced
1993 Iryna Barabash Kharkiv Did not compete
1992 Oksana Szabo Kirovohrad Unplaced
1991 Olha Ovcharenko[16] Kiev Did not compete
1990 Yulia Shestopalova[17] Mykolaiv Did not compete

Miss Ukraine International[edit]

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

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 International Town Placement Special Awards
2017 Kseniya Chifa Zaporizhia Unplaced
2016 Viktoria Kiose Kiev Unplaced
2015 Nina Goryniuk Lviv Unplaced
2014 Sofia Oleinyk Ternopil Unplaced
2013 Margaryta Gorbyk Kiev Unplaced
2012 Yuliya Gershun Dnipro Unplaced
2011 Oleksandra Krysha Kiev Unplaced
2010 Inna Bezobchuk Kiev Unplaced
2008 Yuliya Galichenko Mariupol Unplaced
2007 Mariya Varyvoda Kiev Unplaced
2006 Inna Goruk Kiev Unplaced
2005 Mariya Zhukova Kiev Top 12
2004 Yuliya Kumpan Kiev Unplaced
2003 Veronika Bondarenko Kiev Top 10
2001 Nataliya Bakulina Kiev Top 10
2000 Yana Razumovska Kiev Unplaced
1999 Liliya Zalunina Kiev Unplaced
1997 Yuliya Zharkova Kiev Unplaced
1996 Nataliya Kozitskaya Kiev Top 10
1994 Helen Vladimirovna Kiev Unplaced
1993 Natalya Vorona[16] Kiev 2nd Runner-up

Miss Ukraine Earth[edit]

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

In 2013 to 2015 the winner of Queen of Ukraine represented her country at the Miss Earth. Began in 2016 the third title of Miss Ukraine represents her country at the Miss Earth. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Ukraine Earth Town Placement Special Awards
2017 Diana Mironenko Odessa Unplaced 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Resorts Wear (Group 3)
2016 Alena Belová Vinnytsia Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s) Resorts Wear
Best Eco-Beauty Video (Top 3)
2015 Viktoria Orel Sumy Top 16 1st, gold medalist(s) Snowman Building, 1st, gold medalist(s) National Costume (Eastern Europe)
2014 Valeriia Poloz Poltava Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s) Evening Gown, 2nd, silver medalist(s) Miss Friendship
2013 Anastasiya Sukh Kiev Unplaced 1st, gold medalist(s) Best in Swimsuit, 2nd, silver medalist(s) Resorts Wear, 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Most Child Friendly
2012 Yevhenia Prokopenko Sumy Unplaced 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eco - Ambassadress
2011 Kristina Oparina[18] Kharkov Top 16
2010 Valentina Zhytnyk[18] Kharkiv Top 16
2009 Karyna Holovata Kiev Unplaced
2008 Olha Bilousova Kiev Did not compete
2007 Galyna Andreeva Odessa Unplaced
2006 Karina Kharchynska Kiev Unplaced
2005 Yevheniya Rudenko Kiev Unplaced Best Talent
2004 Tatiana Rodina Kiev Unplaced

Other contests[edit]

  • Golden Crown of Ukraine (Золота Корона України) was conducted for the first time on November 6, 2004 at the Lviv Opera Theater. The winner of the contest Yelena Klepko from Poltava won the automobile Peugeot-206, a golden crown, and the title Miss Transport of Ukraine 2004. She also was allowed to participate at the Top Model of the World contest.[19]
  • In March 2010 there took place a Miss Bukovel contest as part of popularization of the Prykarpattya ski-resort Bukovel. The contest was won by a representative from Luhansk who later participated in Miss Ukraine 2010 as Miss Bukovel.[20]
  • Throughout Ukraine take place numerous other regular regional pageant contests among such are Transcarpathian Open ( 2010), Miss Kiev City (2009), Miss Crimean Champaign (2010), Miss Sevastopol (2009, 2010), pageant contest of Chernihiv Region (1996), and others.
  • In Chicago every year from about a thousand Ukrainian Americans one Miss Ukrainian Diaspora is chosen.[21][22]

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