Miss Ukraine Viktoriia Apanasenko competes in the evening gown competition during the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in New Orleans on January 11. Photo: AP
Miss Ukraine Viktoriia Apanasenko competes in the evening gown competition during the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in New Orleans on January 11. Photo: AP
Ukraine war

Miss Ukraine says some at Miss Universe pageant ‘didn’t know there was a war’

  • Contestant Viktoria Apanasenko also talked about how she had to smile while on the same stage as Miss Russia, who was wearing a dress ‘the colour of blood’
  • The pageant took place the same day a Russian missile killed more than 40 people in a residential building in Ukraine

Miss Ukraine Viktoriia Apanasenko competes in the evening gown competition during the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in New Orleans on January 11. Photo: AP
Miss Ukraine Viktoriia Apanasenko competes in the evening gown competition during the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in New Orleans on January 11. Photo: AP
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