Miss Universe Ukraine 2023 Angelina Usanova officially crowned

Angelina Usanova was officially crowned as Miss Universe Ukraine 2023 in a special ceremony held on Thursday, September 7 at the National Botanical Garden in Kyiv.

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter received her crown from last year's titleholder Viktoria Apanasenko, who won Best in National Costume and the Spirit of Carnival award during the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans last January.

At the end of the coronation event, Angelina performed her own song which translates as "Our prayers will be heard" and another one, "Hold on to your own" with talented Ukrainian pianist Dmytro Shurov.

The new Miss Universe Ukraine was appointed for the national title last month following rounds of online screenings. A physical competition was not held due to the ongoing armed conflict situation in Ukraine.

Angelina has already started her preparations and training in the United States to represent her country at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador this November.

"Incredibly happy and grateful to the universe for the opportunity to accept the title 'Miss Universe Ukraine' in a very special place for my soul," she shared online.

"The crown handed to me is not just a piece of jewelry made of gold, topazes, and diamonds, it is a symbol of the huge responsibility that each Miss Universe Ukraine takes over — to carry the yellow-blue flag with dignity and to represent our country in the best possible way in front of the whole Universe."

Here are photos from her coronation:

Photos: Miss Ukraine Universe / Instagram


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