Karina Zhosan was crowned Miss Ukraine Universe 2018 during the finals held August 14 at Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kiev.
The 23-year-old model and actress bested 17 other candidates for the crown and the right to represent Ukraine at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant to be held in December in Bangkok, Thailand.
Natalia Boluikh placed first runner-up, while Valeria Ryabchenko was second runner-up. Anna Durytska and Kateryna Semenyachenko finished third and fourth runners-up, respectively.
Ukraine came so close to winning its first Miss Universe crown in 2011, when Olesya Stefanko finished first runner-up. Missosology.Org