Miss Ukraine Universe

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Miss Ukraine Universe Organization
Міс Україна Всесвіт
Formation2006; 17 years ago (2006)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
Anna Filimonova

The Miss Ukraine Universe (or Miss Universe Ukraine / Ukrainian: Міс Україна — Всесвіт) is one of the biggest beauty pageants in Ukraine. The winner represents Ukraine at the most prestigious international beauty contest "Miss Universe".

The pageant exists since 2006, after the Miss Ukraine Organization lost the Miss Universe franchise to Oleksandra Nikolayenko.[1][2] The winner of the pageant represents Ukraine at the Miss Universe contest. Previously, the representative of Ukraine was chosen by the Miss Ukraine Committee.

The current holder of the Miss Ukraine Universe title is Angelina Usanova from Kyiv, who received the title on August 17, 2023.


The Miss Ukraine Universe pageant was founded in 2006 by Oleksandra Nikolayenko Ruffin.

Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005 was invited by Oleksandra to visit Ukraine to promote the Miss Ukraine Universe contest in 2006.[3] The first edition of the contest was won by Inna Tsymbalyuk.[1]

In April 2016 Oleksandra Nikolayenko Ruffin sold the pageant. A foreign-owned international company became the new owner of the Miss Ukraine Universe beauty contest.

The current Miss Universe license holder in Ukraine and the National Director of the Miss Ukraine Universe pageant is Anna Filimonova.

Selection of the winner[edit]

Participants of the pageant should be citizens of Ukraine and have from 18 to 28 years of age.

The jury members of the contest are well-known film and television stars, athletes, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists. The jury and the honored guests of the Miss Ukraine Universe pageant: Naomi Campbell, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Joan Collins, Thomas Anders, Eric Trump, Andrii Shevchenko, Snizhana Onopko, Oleksandr Dolgopolov, Caroline Wozniacki, Paula Shugart, Miss Universe-2008 Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe-2005 Natalie Glebova, Fadil Berisha, Sherri Hill and others.


  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The winner of Miss Ukraine Universe represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Before 2006 Miss Ukraine pageant sent delegates to Miss Universe pageant under Lilia Kuznetsova directorship.
Year Oblast Miss Ukraine Universe Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 TBA
2023 Kyiv Angelina Usanova[4] Unplaced
  • Voice For Change (Top 10)
2022 Chernihiv Viktoria Apanasenko[5] Unplaced
  • Spirit of Carnival Award
  • Best National Costume
Appointed — Due to the impact of The Russian War Against Ukraine, the First Runner-up of 2021 crowned as Miss Ukraine Universe 2022.
2021 Dnipropetrovsk Hanna Nepliakh[6] Unplaced
2020 Kyiv Yelyzaveta Yastremska Unplaced Appointed — Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the First Runner-up of 2019 crowned as the Miss Ukraine Universe 2020.
2019 Zaporizhzhia Anastasia Subbota Unplaced
2018 Odesa Karina Zhosan Unplaced
2017 Kyiv Yana Krasnikova Unplaced
2016 Kyiv Alena Spodynyuk Unplaced Anna Filimonova directorship.
2015 Kyiv Anna Vergelskaya Unplaced
2014 Kharkiv Diana Harkusha 2nd Runner-up Appointed — She was given the title after the original winner refused to compete at Miss Universe.
Lviv Anna Andres Did not compete Resigned — Anna Andres withdrew from the pageant due to personal reasons.
2013 Vinnytsia Olga Storozhenko Top 10
2012 Kharkiv Anastasia Chernova Unplaced
2011 Odesa Olesya Stefanko[7] 1st Runner-up
2010 Kherson Anna Poslavska[8] 3rd Runner-up
2009 Donetsk Khrystyna Kots-Hotlib[9] Unplaced
2008 Kharkiv Eleonora Masalab[10] Unplaced
2007 Kharkiv Lyudmila Bikmullina[11] Top 15
2006 Chernivtsi Inna Tsymbalyuk[12] Top 20 Oleksandra Nikolayenko directorship.
2005 Kyiv Juliya Chernyshova Unplaced
2004 Odesa Oleksandra Nikolayenko Unplaced President of Miss Ukraine Universe from 2006 to 2015.
2003 Kyiv Lilja Kopytova Unplaced
2002 Kyiv Liliana Gorova Unplaced
2001 Zaporizhzhia Yuliya Linova Unplaced
2000 Dnipropetrovsk Natalie Shvachko Unplaced
1999 Kyiv Zhanna Pikhulya Unplaced
1998 Kharkiv Olena Spirina Unplaced
1997 Kharkiv Natalia Nadtochey Unplaced
1996 Kyiv Irina Borisova Unplaced
1995 Kyiv Irina Chernomaz Unplaced Lilia Kuznetsova directorship.

Oblast Rankings[edit]

Oblast Title Year
Kyiv 10 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
Kharkiv Oblast 6 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014
Odesa Oblast 3 2004, 2011, 2018
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 2 2000, 2021
Zaporizhzhia Oblast 2001, 2019
Chernihiv Oblast 1 2022
Lviv Oblast 2014
Vinnytsia Oblast 2013
Kherson Oblast 2010
Donetsk Oblast 2009
Chernivtsi Oblast 2006

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Miss Ukraine Universe Events". Miss Ukraine Universe. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
  2. ^ "About the Contest". Miss Ukraine Universe. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  3. ^ "First Miss Universe visit to Ukraine". Miss Ukraine Universe. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
  4. ^ "The winner of the Miss Universe Ukraine is the young Kyivan, Angelina Usanova". Odessa Journal. 17 August 2023. Retrieved 2023-08-18.
  5. ^ "Титул «Міс Україна Всесвіт»-2022 отримала Вікторія Апанасенко з Чернігова: фото і відео". Karavan (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2022-06-15.
  6. ^ Budysh, Andriana (October 15, 2021). "Анна Неплях победила на "Мисс Украина Вселенная" 2021: биография красавицы". Channel 24 (in Russian). Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  7. ^ "Winner of Miss Ukraine Universe 2011". TCH.ua. December 11, 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Miss Ukraine Universe 2010". Ukrayinska Pravda. May 12, 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  9. ^ "Miss Universe contestants in downtown Nassau". The Eleutheran. August 8, 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Naomi, Nikolayenko and Ruffin chose Miss Ukraine Universe". Ukrayinska Pravda. February 21, 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  11. ^ "Балерина з-під Фудзіями". Ukrayina Moloda. May 30, 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  12. ^ "Bevy of international beauties vie for Miss Universe". The Star. Associated Press. July 24, 2006. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2010. "Inna Tsymbalyuk". missuniverse.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2010.

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