Indonesia Wins Miss International 2017


In a convention-breaking turn of events, Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia was crowned Miss International 2017 on November 14 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The 21-year-old model from Bandung, West Java bested 68 other international candidates and was crowned by incumbent titleholder, Kylie Verzosa of the Philippines.

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Ukraine Crowns World, International, and Earth Representatives

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Left to Right: MISS UKRAINE 2017 Polina Tkach, MISS INTERNATIONAL UKRAINE 2017 Kseniya Chifa , and MISS EARTH UKRAINE 2017 Diana Minorenko

The 2017 edition of the Miss Ukraine pageant was held last September 6 at the National Palace of Arts Ukraine in Kiev. The overall winner was 18-year-old Polina Tkach, an aspiring entrepreneur and an International Business student in her country’s National Aviation University. She will now compete in Miss World 2017, to be held in both Singapore and Sanya, China this November.

In the same event, 24-year-old Kseniya Chifa was crowned Miss International Ukraine 2017 and will compete in Miss International 2017 in Tokyo, Japan on November 14. While 23-year-old Diana Minorenko was crowned Miss Earth Ukraine 2017, and will compete in Miss Earth 2017 in Manila on November 4.  Iryna Tkachuk finished 1st Runner-Up, while Emilia Shakh was the 2nd Runner-Up.

The proceedings were slightly marred when a member of a radical feminist group stormed topless onstage during the swimsuit round to protest. She was immediately intercepted by security, as contestants carried on with the segment unfazed.