Ukraine has always been a source of doll-like representatives for Miss Universe or almost any other international pageant it joins. Viktoria Apanasenko is no different than most of her predecessors. But what sets her apart is being a Peace Ambassador of the United Nations Global Compact Ukraine. She speaks with a soft and charming voice that won’t get lost on attentive listeners and followers.
For the 71st Miss Universe, Viktoria will wear a national costume called ‘Warrior of Light’ (see photo below) courtesy of costume designer Lesia Patoka. It symbolizes her nation’s fight against the darkness, like an archangel Michael with a sword protecting Ukraine. The costume was made in four months of extreme conditions with the deafening sound of sirens, absence of electricity and with only candlelight provided.
Watch her official 1-on-1 below.