Three contestants disqualified for 'unethical' relationship with Russians: scandal at Miss Ukraine 2023 continues
The organizers of the Miss Ukraine 2023 pageant have reacted to the scandal surrounding the contestants by disqualifying three contestants. After checking the information, which mentioned the escort activities of Ukrainian women and their relations with Russians, the scandalous facts were confirmed.
However, the Miss Ukraine 2023 team reported about it in a too loyal manner, without announcing either the details or the names of the disqualified contestants. The corresponding post appeared in Instagram of the contest (to see the photo, scroll to the end of the page).
"We have carefully investigated all the issues raised by the public in the last few days. According to the results of the research conducted by the special ethical group, we inform you that the mentioned unethical facts about the contestants have unfortunately been confirmed. Therefore, the committee is forced to exclude three contestants from the competition," the official statement said ," the official statement said.
Recall that the investigation, which was published by Ukrainian comedian and blogger Andriy Luzan, said that one of the participants - Kseniya Maghera - visits the restaurant of Russian oligarch Arkady Novikov in Dubai, visited the Kremlin for an award, has a Russian girlfriend, and even after February 24, 2022 ignored a full-scale invasion.
Another contestant, Iryna Pilyayeva, was on vacation with Russian oligarch Alexander Orlov less than a month ago, according to Luzan. Accusations were also voiced that the participating girls were forced to work as escorts or had been them even before applying for Miss Ukraine.
All these high-profile details the contest organizers ignored, tried to quietly evade the scandal and hid the names of the girls and their scandalous facts on biography. Comments to the post were also prudently closed.
Ukrainians were promised to soon make public the results of the voting and to name the names of Miss Ukraine 2023, Miss Earth 2023 and Miss International 2023.
By the way, one of the contestants from Lviv - Victoria Makarova - after the scandal refused to participate in the contest on her own. She assured that she did not know who would be her competitors, and moral principles do not allow the girl to continue to compete for the crown.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, the scandal this year broke out and around Ms.World International 2023 in Miami, where the Ukrainian in the final held hands with the Russian. All the details - in our material.