Alena Spodynyuk Crowned Miss Universe Ukraine 2016
Alena Spodynyuk was crowned Miss Universe Ukraine 2016 on June 29, 2016 in Kiev. Alena Spodynyuk succeeds Anna Vergelskaya, Miss Universe Ukraine 2015 and will now represent Ukraine at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant later this year, hoping to succeed Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of Philippines.
This is the first edition of Miss Universe Ukraine pageant after Oleksandra Ruffin sold the rights of the Miss Universe Ukraine pageant to Anna Filimonova. Oleksandra Ruffin produced six commendable placements at Miss Universe in a short span of ten years.
The latest placement of Ukraine at Miss Universe was in 2014 through Diana Harkusha who became the second runner up at Miss Universe 2014.