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Nikolaev Woman Wins Miss Beauty in Uniform 2012

17. January 2013 by Dasha 0 Comments

The ladies of Eastern Europe have beauty pageants for just about everything. Prisoners strut their stuff in the Miss Spring pageant, policewomen pose prettily in the Miss Kuzbass Police pageant, and then there’s Miss Beauty in Uniform, an annual competition open to the 18,000+ women serving in Ukraine’s Armed Forces.

Miss Beauty in Uniform differs from many pageants in that contestants must offer something more than good looks and a nice figure. The women are also judged on their pistol and rifle marksmanship, RPG proficiency, and handling of armored vehicles. The woman with the highest marks gets a blue beret in place of a crystal tiara.

In December, nine finalists competed for the title of Miss Beauty in Uniform, and judges announced the winner early this month. After days of competition, which included competitive shooting and swimming, field communications specialist Xenia Aleynikov, of Nikolaev (above), took home the coveted beret.

Here are a few photos and videos of the quirky competition. Which contestant is your favorite?


South Ukrainian News, Rocket News 24