”Miss Ukraine” Crowned In Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine -- Iryna Zhuravska, 18, won the "Miss Ukraine" beauty contest in Kiev April 23, 2008. She is related to the Deputy Mayor of Kiev.
The winner received a US $500 thousand crown.
Overall, twenty-six girls from all over Ukraine competed in the contest, which was held in Ukraine Palace in Kiev on Wednesday, April 23.
The jury included Olena Franchuk, daughter of ex-president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, Russian singer Natalia Korolyova, and Miss World 2007 Zhang Zilin (China).
Miss Ukraine 2008 was born in 1990. She also has the titles of Miss Internet and Vice-Miss Donbass Open, 2007.
Iryna works as a model in the KARIN MMG agency, belonging to Ukrainian model Vlada Lytovchenko, who was crowned Miss Ukraine in 1995.