Polski
русский
Українська

Russia will no longer participate in Miss World: the resonant decision of the beauty pageant's organizing committee came after Ukraine's appeal

Russia will no longer participate in international beauty contests

Veronika Shchiptsova, the head of the Miss Ukraine Organizing Committee, has announced important and joyful news for Ukrainians: Russian representatives will no longer appear in international beauty pageants, including Miss World 2023. This decision had been made by the show's organizing committee earlier, but due to the high-profile story of a Russian representative's inappropriate behavior towards a Ukrainian woman at the Miss Europe 2024 pageant, it had to be announced earlier.

Two years ago, the organizers of Miss Ukraine requested that the aggressor country be excluded from any international beauty pageants, and this was only recently implemented, Veronika Shchiptsova said on Instagram. Therefore, this year's representative of Ukraine at Miss World 2023, Sofia Shamia, can feel safe and not worry about the aggressive attitude of the aggressor country thanks to the decision of the show's CEO Julia Morley.

Russia will no longer participate in Miss World: the resonant decision of the beauty pageant's organizing committee came after Ukraine's appeal

"With the beginning of the war in Ukraine two years ago, we made a written request and a video appeal to not allow Russia to participate in any international beauty pageants with which our committee cooperates. Thanks to Mrs. Julia Morley, our Sofia Shamia can feel safe at Miss World 2023 and carry all the important messages," Shchiptsova wrote.

According to the head of Miss Ukraine, this resonant message was supposed to be delivered later, but threats coming from Russian Rosa Gadieva at Miss Europe 2024, who also won the contest, and Belarusian Irina Maksimovich, forced them to announce that there would be no slander in the future earlier.

"We are grateful that this year's Miss Ukraine Sofia Shamia can walk on the Miss World stage without looking back in fear for her safety and speak proudly and loudly about supporting Ukraine in the international arena," Shchiptsova said.

Russia will no longer participate in Miss World: the resonant decision of the beauty pageant's organizing committee came after Ukraine's appeal

Only verified information is available on our Telegram OBOZ.UA and Viber. Don't fall for fakes!

Other News

Fresh dill

How to freeze dill to keep it healthy: 3 ways

You can store it for 6-12 months
How the USSR used to check the quality of jeans with a match and why this method doesn't really work

How the USSR used to check the quality of jeans with a match and why this method doesn't really work

The life hack had exactly the opposite effect from the expected one