Miss Ukraine 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 Miss International and Miss Earth; 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, a semi-finalist in "Miss USSR" beauty pageant, 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, continental beauty contests. Miss Universe contest was attended by the first runner-up of Miss Ukraine but sometimes the winner can compete.
The national beauty contest was reorganized after Miss Ukraine Organization lost its franchise to one of the former pageant winners Oleksandra Nikolayenko. 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, 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, various make-up products. 2013: Fairmont Grand Hotel 2012: National Opera of Ukraine 2010-2011: Palace Ukraina Color key The winner of Miss Ukraine represents her country at the Miss World.
On occasion, when the winner does not qualify for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Traditionally there are titles for Runners-up and People's Choice Award. Color key The second title of Miss Ukraine represents her country at the Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify for either contest, a runner-up is sent; the other delegates might compete. Color key 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 for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Golden Crown of Ukraine 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, the title Miss Transport of Ukraine 2004. She was allowed to participate at the Top Model of the World contest. 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 participated in Miss Ukraine 2010 as Miss Bukovel. Throughout Ukraine take place numerous other regular regional pageant contests among such are Transcarpathian Open, Miss Kiev City, Miss Crimean Champaign, Miss Sevastopol, pageant contest of Chernihiv Region, others. In Chicago every year from about a thousand Ukrainian Americans one Miss Ukrainian Diaspora is chosen. Miss Ukraine Universe Miss Europe Ukraine at major beauty pageants "The 2018 Miss Ukraine Was Disqualified After Pageant Organizers Found Out She Had a Son". Cosmopolitan. September 1, 2018. Retrieved February 22, 2019. Info on Miss Ukraine and participants of 2009 event Main site / Miss Ukraine 2007 at natali.ua Official website of InterModels model agency, the agency conducts the Golden Crown of Ukraine contest List of miscellaneous pageant contests in Ukraine. List of previous winners Another list
Miss International is a Japanese-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association. The pageant was first held in 1960. Miss International is the fourth largest pageant in the world in terms of having crowned national winners to participate in the international contest. Along with Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants; the Miss International Organization and the brand are owned, along with Miss International Japan, by ICA and Miss Paris Group. The current Miss International is Mariem Velazco of Venezuela, crowned on 9 November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan; the pageant was created in Long Beach, United States in 1960 after the departure of the Miss Universe pageant to Miami Beach. Hosted in Long Beach until 1967, the pageant moved to Japan from 1968–1970, being hosted each year in the same city as the Expo'70. For 1971, it was held in Long Beach again, but since that time it has been held annually in Japan until 2003.
Since 2004, it is held in Japan. The first winner of the pageant in 1960 was Stella Araneta of Colombia; the pageant is called "Miss International Beauty". Contestants are expected to serve as "Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty", demonstrating tenderness, friendship, intelligence, ability to take action, most a great international sensibility; the ultimate goal of the Miss International beauty pageant is to promote world peace and understanding. The winner of Miss International 2012, Ikumi Yoshimatsu of Japan was dethroned and did not crown her successor due to contract dispute with another talent agency; the organization has been criticized for not standing up for asking Ikumi Yoshimatsu, Miss International 2012, to skip the succession ceremony and "play sick and shut up" in order to avoid a scandal with a Japanese production company whose president was harassing Yoshimatsu. Mikimoto Crown — The crown was again used when Valerie Hernandez of Puerto Rico crowned Edymar Martinez of Venezuela as Miss International 2015.
Pearl Crown - This crown was used from 1999-2005 and 2007-2014. Crystal Crown - In 2006, Daniela di Giacomo of Venezuela was crowned. List of beauty contests "Miss International Trivia: Surprising Facts And Controversies". Yibada. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2016. Official english website Official japanese website
Miss United Kingdom
Miss United Kingdom is a title held by the highest-ranked contestant from the UK in the Miss World pageant. The winner sometimes competes at Miss International the following year under the Britain or United Kingdom banner. From 1958-1999, Miss United Kingdom was a national beauty pageant held to choose a representative for the Miss World Pageant. In 1999, Scotland and Wales had their own contestants at Miss World, in 2000, England and Northern Ireland sent their own representatives; the existing organization now runs the Miss England competition. The pageant was created in 1958 by the man behind the Miss World pageant. Before 1958, the winner of the Miss Great Britain contest would go on to represent the UK at the Miss World pageant, but from 1952-1957, none of the Miss GB title holders made the final seven at Miss World, so Morley decided to create the Miss United Kingdom contest in the hope of achieving better results at Miss World. From 1958-1999, the winner of Miss United Kingdom title would represent the UK at Miss World.
At Miss United Kingdom, traditionally there would be regional heats from the four constituent Countries of the United Kingdom, these would take place early in the year. The winners of the respective Miss England, Miss Scotland and Miss Wales titles would compete in the summer at Miss Universe; the Miss UK contest would take place featuring these titleholders plus a certain number of other top contestants from the regions, the winner would go on to compete at the Miss World Contest in October/November. This meant that during the 60s, 70s and 80s, many British beauty queens competed at both the Miss Universe and Miss World contests. Although England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have had separate representatives in other international pageants, Miss World did not allow this until the creation of separate Parliaments in the United Kingdom. 1999 was the year of the last Miss United Kingdom pageant, won by Nicola Willoughby, who competed as Miss UK at Miss World. The 1999 Miss World contest saw the debuts of Scotland and Wales, so there was the unusual situation of having a Miss UK compete alongside Miss Scotland and Miss Wales.
The following year, Julie Lee-Ann Martin became the first representative of Northern Ireland in the pageant while Michelle Walker was the first to compete as Miss England. Since 2000, the Miss World Organization has announced the highest-ranking delegate of the four home nations at Miss World, as the winner of the Miss United Kingdom title; the winner receives a cash prize and has represented the United Kingdom at the Miss International contest the following year. Since 2000, Scotland has the most Miss United Kingdom winners with 8, followed by England and Northern Ireland. * Real name Diane Hickingbotham** Also known as Carolyn Grant From 1952-1957 the UK were represented by the winner of the Miss Great Britain pageant. At the first Miss World in 1951, 21 of the 26 contestants were from the UK, including those that placed as first runner-up and second runner-up. From 1958-1999 the winner of the Miss United Kingdom pageant competed. There have been five UK winners of the Miss World title; the first UK contestant was Aileen Chase, who competed at the first Miss Universe in 1952 as Miss Great Britain.
From 1955-1990 Miss England would compete, joined By Miss Wales. The Miss World organisation held the franchise; the 1990s and 21st century have returned to one contestant competing as Miss United Kingdom or Miss Great Britain. Since 2005 the UK has been represented by the winner of the Miss Universe GB pageant. No woman from the United Kingdom has won Miss Universe. Miss England Miss Northern Ireland Miss Scotland Miss Wales Miss Great Britain Miss Universe Great Britain
Miss Estonia is a national beauty pageant in Estonia. The first Miss Estonia was elected in April 1923, her name was Sinaida Tamm; the competition was arranged by "Estonia Film" and the main aim was to find a new actress. In 1925 the competition was arranged by a major newspaper "Päevaleht". In 1931, Lilli Silberg was the first runner up at the Miss Europe contest in Paris. In 1932, Nadezda Peedi-Hoffmann was elected Miss Estonia and she held the title for 56 years, until 1988, when Heli Mets was awarded the title. Since Estonia has had 15 beauty queens. Miss Estonia has been participating in the Miss Universe pageant since 1993, starting with Kersti Tänavsuu. Boldface indicates winner of the Miss Universe or other pageants Color key Color key In 1993, Kersti Tänavsuu became the first Estonian representative in the Miss Universe pageant. Other times that the first runner up replaced the original winner in Miss Universe competition are Mari Loorens, Katrin Susi and Julia Kovaljova. In 2005, Jana Kuvaitseva didn't compete in Miss Universe 2005 due to personal reasons but none of her runners up was sent to Thailand.
The pageant produces 4 Miss Baltic Sea winners: Liis Tappo, Eva Maria Laan, Kadri Väljaots and Dagmar Makko. Miss Baltic Sea Miss Europe Eesti Miss Estonia official site Miss Estonia site
Miss Lithuania is a national Beauty pageant in Lithuania. Miss Lithuania debuted at the Miss World competition; the pageant traditionally broadcast live on "Lietuvos rytas TV". Since 2012, the Miss Lithuania Organization sends the second title to the Miss Universe pageant; the Miss Lithuania pageant organizes by Benas Gudelis in Lithuania. Color key The following is a list of all Miss Lithuania titleholders since 1988. Official website
Miss Russia is a national beauty pageant in Russia. It selects the Russian representatives to compete in two of the Big Four international beauty pageants: Miss World and Miss Universe; the pageant has been running since 1992. Since 2007, the winner of Miss Russia represents her country in both Miss Miss Universe. However, if she is unable to participate, a runner-up is sent instead. Russia has won three major international titles: Miss World 1992, Miss Universe 2002, although dethroned, Miss World 2008, it is estimated that every Miss Russia auditions over 80,000-100,000 applicants are being processed annually. Key: Declared winner Declared runner-up Declared semifinalist The Boldface indicates winner of the Miss World or Miss Universe pageant Declared winner Declared runner-up Declared semifinalistThe following women have represented Russia under Miss Russia Organization in the following international beauty pageants: Miss Universe and Miss World. Traditionally, winning Miss Russia gives titleholders the right to represent Russia at both Miss World and Miss Universe.
However, since 2015, the winner of Miss Russia has been sent to Miss World, while the first runner-up has been sent to Miss Universe due to the dates of the two pageants conflicting with each other. Miss Universe began in 1952, Russia debuted in the competition in 1994. Since their debut, they have placed eight times, securing one winner, one runner-up, six semi-finalists. Miss World began in 1951, Russia debuted in the competition in 1992. Since their debut, they have placed ten times, securing two winners, one runner-up, seven semi-finalists. Miss Universe 2002: Oxana Fedorova Miss World 1992: Julia Kourotchkina Miss World 2008: Ksenia Sukhinova Miss Europe 1999: Yelena Rogozhina Miss Europe 2002: Svetlana Koroleva Miss USSR Miss International Russia Krasa Rossii Russia at major beauty pageants Miss Russia Official site
Miss Switzerland is a national Beauty pageant in Switzerland. Miss Switzerland pageant is the national franchise holder for Miss Universe. Candidates are selected by a jury; the winner is awarded the title Miss Switzerland. Since 1976, the pageant is organized by "Miss Schweiz Organisation AG". Began in 2018 the new leaders of Miss Switzerland Organization will be handled by Angela Fuchs, Iwan Meyer and Andrea Meyer. Color key Jeanette Linkenheil was handpicked for Miss Universe 1982. Gabriela Bigler of Zurich was handpicked for Miss Universe 1988 and Miss World 1987. Zoé Metthez was handpicked for Miss Universe 2014. Color key Matteo Pelli Miss World Switzerland Miss Universe Switzerland Official site Miss Switzerland on Facebook 360 Virtual Tour of 2011 Event