18-year-old student Yana Krasnikova from Kiev, who speaks 8 languages, was crowned as Miss Universe Ukraine 2017 on August 10, 2017 held in the capital city of Kiev at Fairmont Grand Hotel. Yana won the contest on Thursday evening, beating 15 other finalists and succeeds last year’s queen Alena Spodynyuk.
Yana’s crown is a new Miss Universe Ukraine crown composed of 1353 diamonds and 93 topaz in different sizes and the stones are framed with white gold.
Yana Krasnikova, who along with her native Ukrainian and Russian languages, can also speak Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian.
“I want to be a global-minded person and I want to speak with every person in the world in his or her native language,” Krasnikova told reporters after the contest.