Miss Ukraine has turned up to the Miss Universe competition as a Sister of Battle pic.twitter.com/UtCkCGzaFe
— Ben Sledge (@BenSledge) December 23, 2022
It’s not often that a national costume at the Miss Universe pageant can be described as “badass.” The Sisters of Battle in the Tweet refers to a religious order in the lore of the video game Warhammer. It’s an apt reference. The actual name of the costume is “Warrior of Light,” worn by Miss Ukraine 2022 Viktoria Apanasenko.
Lesia Patoka designed the costume, which was built over a four-month period, sometimes by candlelight, with sirens wailing in the background. Ukraine is in the eleventh month of full-on war since Russia attacked Kyiv on February 24.
“It is the personification of inner strength, courage, determination and will flowing in our veins. War cannot break our strength and will not discolor our hearts. Ukraine will bloom like a phoenix even in a fire. It shines with bright rays of kindness and faith,” Viktoria shared on social media.
The Miss Universe 2022 pageant will be held in New Orleans on January 14th. -via Fark
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