Ukraine's Viktoria Apanasenko reveals national costume for 71st Miss Universe


Miss Universe Ukraine 2022 Viktoria Apanasenko finally revealed her symbolic national costume for the 71st Miss Universe pageant.

The "Warrior of Light" costume symbolizes her nation's fight against the darkness, like an archangel Michael with a sword protecting Ukraine. It was completed in four months of extreme conditions, to the sound of sirens, without electricity, and by candlelight.

In addition to a weapon in her hand, the costume also features a monolithic jumpsuit that covers Viktoria's body like armor, a vyshyvanka-styled white dress with puffy sleeves and skirt with over 10 meters of fabric, a beautiful headpiece, and wings inspired by the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

"It is the personification of inner strength, courage, determination and will flowing in our veins. War cannot break our strength and will not discolor our hearts. Ukraine will bloom like a phoenix even in a fire. It shines with bright rays of kindness and faith," Viktoria shared on social media.

"We are all true warriors of light - unbreakable, made of steel, who will definitely defeat the darkness and evil that has come to our land," she added.

Designed by costume designer Lesia Patoka, the meaningful national costume will be showcased during the upcoming 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA this January.

Photos: Olena Rozbytska / Miss Ukraine

Popular posts from this blog

Alethea Ambrosio to represent the Philippines at Miss Supranational 2024

Jasmin Selberg visits the Philippines for Binibining Pilipinas 2023

Miss World Germany 2024 is Aleksandra Modic

Jio World Convention Centre, venue of the 71st Miss World final on March 9 in Mumbai

Miss Iloilo 2024 is Alexie Mae Brooks, for Miss Universe Philippines 2024

Mrs. American 2023 is Hannah Neeleman of South Dakota

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 applications are now open

Miss Universe Philippines - Quezon City 2024 is Lorraine Ojimba of South Triangle

Miss America 2024: Meet the contestants

Miss Universe 2023: Meet the contestants