Beauties from the globe with a serious agenda
From August 24th-30th, Minsk will host the Mrs. Universe pageant, gathering over 60 married beauties from all over the globe
To date, the pageant has been hosted by Bulgaria, Latvia, the Caribbean Islands, Russia and Malaysia. The organising committee supported Belarus’ application in recognition of the country being one of the safest and most peaceful. The programme of events is to include master classes on the application of cosmetics and the art of cocktail making, as well as those on traditional Belarusian customs. There will be an excursion to BelAZ, a talent contest and various charity events. Press manager Anna Sautkina tells us, “The key purpose is to draw attention to domestic violence.” All the contestants are socially active within their countries, helping raise awareness of this issue. She notes that the annual event requires the entrants to share their own opinions on why violence occurs, and to offer paths of solution. The winner is chosen not for their beauty but for their ability to articulate their opinion and for their personal achievements in this sphere.
Belarusian representatives are among the most regular winners of the contest. In 2013, Svetlana Kuznetsova was named the Mrs. Universe, after winning the first national Miss Belarus-98 contest. Two years earlier, STV TV Channel host Irina Rombalskaya was named Mrs. Supermodel–2011, while public figure Natalia Trofimova, who is a lawyer by training, received the title ‘Mrs. Glamorous–2014’.
By Yuliana Leonovich