Yuliana Korolkova will represent Russia at Miss Universe 2016

Yuliana Korolkova
Source: Yulianakorolkova on Instagram

Yuliana Korolkova is officially announced as Russia’s representative at Miss Universe 2016.  She was 1st runner-up to Yana Dobrovolskaya, Miss Russia 2016 winner.  Yuliana succeeds Vladislava Evtushenko as Miss Universe Russia 2016.  She will be heading to the Philippines for Miss Universe 2016 in January 2016.  By profession, she is a model.  She is 22 years old and 174 cm tall.

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Russia at Miss Universe

Miss Russia pageant has been sending delegates to Miss Universe since 1994.  The first success of Russia in Miss Universe was achieved by Ilmira Shamsutdinova.  She was Top 6 finalist in Miss Universe 1996.  Russia won their first Miss Universe crown in the year 2002 with the divine beauty Oxana Federova.  However, she could not complete her reign.  In 2008, Vera Krasova surprised everyone with a 3rd runner-up placement.  The last placement of Russia in Miss Universe was achieved in the year 2012 by Elizaveta Golovanova.  She was Top 10 finalist.  Russia even hosted the pageant in the year 2013.

Placement or no placement, Russian beauties are always noticed and talked about in Miss Universe pageant.  Yuliana Korolkova will be no exception.  Inspite of the attention, Russia has not achieved a Miss Universe crown yet, while they have won Miss World twice already.  Will Yuliana end the drought?