Meet the 14 contestants vying for the crown of Miss Universe Ukraine 2015. Winner of Miss Universe Ukraine 2015 will represent Ukraine at the 64th edition of Miss Universe Pageant later this year. Diana Harkusha, Miss Universe 2014 2nd runner-up and Miss Universe Ukraine 2014 will crown her successor at the end of the event. Considering the current situation in Ukraine, the pageant won’t be aired or telecast any where. The winners name will be declared online on 18th October.
Ukraine debuted at Miss Universe in 1995 where Irina Chernomaz failed to make the first cut. Oleksandra Nikolayenko, Miss Ukraine 2001 and Miss Universe Ukraine 2004 holds the franchise of Miss Universe Ukraine since 2006. Oleksandra was a front-runner at Miss Universe 2004 pageant but she failed to make the first cut. Donald Trump, the then owner of Miss Universe Pageant, invited her to judge the Miss Universe 2005 pageant. Next year, she was awarded the franchise of Miss Universe Ukraine. Under Oleksandra Nikolayenko, Ukraine has bagged six placements including first runner-up at Miss Universe 2011 with the courtesy of the stunning Olesya Stefanko, Diana Harkusha who was appointed as Miss Universe Ukraine 2014, after the original winner Ana Andres resigned, bagged second runner-up at Miss Universe 2014. The stunning Anna Poslavska was crowned as third runner-up at Miss Universe 2010. Since 2010 Ukraine has missed only one placement that was in 2012.
Before 2006 the runner-up at Miss Ukraine use to represent Ukraine at Miss Universe but since Oleksandra took over a separate pageant was created Inna Tsymbalyuk was crowned as first ever Miss Universe Ukraine in 2006 who was in top 20 of Miss Universe Pageant. Inna is the first Ukrainian to place in semi finals of Miss Universe pageant.
Meet Miss Universe Ukraine 2015 Contestants
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