I have been invited to take part in the Miss Universe Ukraine beauty pageant in 2019.
The organizers sent me the invitation due to my origin and my personal experience with the war in Donetsk.
The Miss Universe Ukraine pageant has an important role. The message it carries is important for the Ukraine and the whole world. It promotes beauty but, more importantly, many of the speeches from the contestants have pleas for world peace. My presence at the pageant is especially important, due to everything I went through in Donetsk, from which I fled with my husband because of war.
Wars never were and never will be a solution to solve conflicts between people, national conflicts and worldwide conflicts. People should focus their efforts on building positive, equal relationships, filled with goodwill and positive emotions. We must do everything we can to avoid armed conflict during which innocent people die.
It’s an important event for me, because it gives me the chance to tell my story (our story) from Donetsk, the days which we lived in a place taken by war. I will use this opportunity to convince everyone and tell them, that war, is pointless, that it only brings pain, suffering and harm. Taking part in this pageant means of course a lot of intensive preparation, which I need to coordinate with my mourning period after my late husband. I will tell our story also to commemorate Oleg’s life.
Miss Universe pageant
Worldwide this pageant is known as Miss International and its final takes place each year in the USA. The pageant brings together the representatives of many countries from all parts of the world. Many of them beautiful, socially active, well-educated successful women, professionals, who were successful in the Ukraine, but who are also loving wives, mothers and wonderful landladies.
You will find more information about the pageant here: mrsukraineinternational.com.ua