Karina Zhosan Crowned Miss Ukraine Universe 2018
Karina Zhosan was crowned as Miss Ukraine Universe 2018 during the 23rd edition of Miss Universe Ukraine 2018 which took place on August 14, 2018 at the Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine. She succeeds Yana Krasnikova as the new Miss Universe Ukraine and will now represent Ukraine at Miss Universe 2018 wherein Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor as next Miss Universe.
Karina has been following the career as a model since the age of 15. The newly crowned Miss Universe Ukraine 2018, Karina Zhosan is a graduate of Odessa National Academy of food technologies with hotel majors and tourism business. Besides she is fluent in 4 languages including Mandarin, Russian, English and Italian. The beauty queen has also established a foundation for orphans in Kenya.
During the same event, Natalia Bolykh was titled as the first runner-up, Valeria Ryabchenko was adjudged as the second runner-up, Anna Duritskaya emerged as the third runner-up and Kateryna Semenyachenko finished as the fourth runner-up.
Ukraine has had a great run at Miss Universe pageant in last few years, having won the runners up title thrice in the years 2014 (2nd runner up), 2011 (1st runner up) and 2010 (third runner up). Ukraine has placed about six times in the decade dating from 2006 to 2014. However, the quest for the first Miss Universe crown remains intact.