Top 10 Most Beautiful Ukrainian Women, and some Ukrainian political theory

Ukrainian political sovereignty has existed only in brief periods for the last 1,000 years. Ukrainian culture and sensibility, however, was inviolate and preserved in the arts. Visual art, poems, epics sung by kobzari were the true rubrics ofUkrainian culture. Soviet authorities recognized this and tried — and failed — to evaporate this culture. In one instance, kobzars were summoned to Kharkiv and executed in mass. The arts matter to Ukraine. Aesthetics matter. Perhaps this is the reason the women are so beautiful. Herein lies Top 10 Most Beautiful Ukrainian Women that we could find. Of course, feel free to add to this list in the comments. 😉

Top 10 Most BeautifulUkrainian Women

Valeria Lukyanova

Human doll Valeria Lukyanova pursed physical perfection by trying to emulate the popular Barbie toy. With long blonde hair, colored contact lenses, a thin waste, and talented cosmetic technique, this model believed herself at one time to have conquered physical perfection. She claimed to be a spiritual guru sent from outer space to share her philosophy with humans. Questioned on multiple occasions, Lukyanova stated that she was always naturally thin and the only plastic surgery done to her body was her breast augmentation. She now has changed her perspective on beauty to strive for a waif-like doll image and instead concentrates her efforts on fitness. Currently Lukyanova has reinvented her physical appearance and displays lean, sexy muscle.

Iryna Zhuravska

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With long, dark brunette hair and piercing green eyes, Iryna Zhuravska‘s career thrives in modeling and media. At the age of fourteen, she signed with the modeling agency Karin. By eighteen, Zhuravska became a weather television girl. She has worked with top Ukrainian designers and was crowned Miss Ukraine in 2008. Zhuravaska additionally holds Miss Algora and Miss Internet titles and continues to be an illustrious beauty, undeniably one of the most beautiful Ukrainian women.

Olga Kurylenko

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From the age of eight to thirteen, Olga Kurylenko trained as a ballerina in Ukraine. At thirteen, after traveling to Moscow with her mother, Kurylenko was spotted by a modeling agent and began her training. By age sixteen, her career took off. At eighteen years old, she was presented on the covers of Elle and Vogue magazines. Kurylenko has been the face of several brands such as Bebe clothing, Helena Rubinstein cosmetics, Lejaby lingerie, and Clarins. She is most known as one of Victoria’s secret most significant and recognizable models. Aside from her lucrative modeling career, Olga Kurylenko is also an acclaimed actress and has starred in numerous films including her role as a bond girl in Casino Royale (2006), Paris, je t’aime (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), and Oblivion (2013).

Viktoriya Sasonkina

Viktoriya Sasonkina

Viktoriya Sasonkina is well known for her pout eyes and dynamic modeling versatility. She has appeared on countless magazine covers internationally. When Sasonkina turned seventeen years old, she signed with Management in Paris modeling agency and later Woman management, where she was first introduced to Steven Meisel. A remarkable photographer and Sasonkina’s mentor, Steven Meisel, treasures her as one of his most revered models. She has modeled an abundance of brands. A porcelain doll-like face and champagne hair are prime features that make Sasonkina so seductive.

Inna Tsymbalyuk

Inna Tsymbalyuk

This grey, blue-eyed model placed in the top twenty at the Miss Universe 2006 pagent and was crowned Miss Ukraine Universe in 2006, truely Queen of Most Beautiful Ukranian Women. Tsymbalyuk is also an actress and was featured in multiple Russian drama films including Esli by ya tebya lyubil… (2010), Ryabiny grozdya alye (2009), and Novogodnyaya semeyka (2008). With a trimmed and sublimely slim figure even after having given birth to a child, Tsymbalyuk is irrefutably one of the top hot Ukrainian women.

Snejana Onopka

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Yet another model photographed by Steven Meisel, Snejana Onopka has appeared in many campaigns advertising superior brands such as Calvin Klein, Dolce&Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, and Prada. She has been featured on the cover of numerous magazines, as well as magazine editorials. Russian Vogue had labeled Onopka a top model amongst the most beautiful Ukranian Women. She was the face of Lanvin in 2006 and the face of Gucci in 2010. With a colorful and outspoken personality, Snejana Onopka is a drop-dead diva of the modeling and fashion industry.

Ani Lorak

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Karolina Myroslavivna Kuiek changed her name in March 1995 to create her stage persona Ani Lorak. Recognized repeatedly as Singer of the Year in Ukraine and rated one of the most beautiful ukranian women, Ani Lorak is a talented vocalist having preformed internationally. At the age of nineteen, she was the youngest singer to ever receive the rank and title of Honoured Artist of Ukraine. She is also a songwriter, composer, model, and actress. She continues to produce brilliant and unique songs to this day including “Didn’t you love me” and a duet with EMIN titled “I can’t say”. Lorak is one of Ukraine’s most stunning, influential, wealthy, and powerful women. Aside from her musical and modeling careers, Ani Lorak is also a successful entrepreneur. She produced a fragrance called Chiffon as well as opened both a travel agency and a restaurant.

Daria Werbowy

Daria Werbowy

At the age of fourteen, Daria Werbowy signed with Susan J. Model & Talent Management modeling agency. After later signing with IMG, she was instantly named the face of Prada and has appeared on countless worldwide magazine covers and editorials along with Italian Vogue. Werbowy has modeled brands including Chanel, Lancome, Prada, David Yurman, Hermès, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli Dior, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. She was also the face of Chanel and Missoni, but is more popularly recognized as the face and spokeswoman of Lancome. She has represented them for many years with a yearly one million dollar contract. 2011 marked her seventh year with Lancome. She holds the record for the most shows opened and closed in one season in Paris, Milan, and New York. Her mesmerizing green eyes and cheekbones that could cut glass can be seen nearly everywhere in the fashion industry.

Larisa Bakurova

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Larisa Bakurova is a model and actress known for starring in films such as They Kiss Again (2007), Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (2011), and Young Dudes (2012). Her impressive career in both modeling and film is based in Taiwan where she continually is featured in dramas and fashion magazines. At the age of eighteen, Bakurova was named Miss Kiev and later received a master’s degree in economics from Odessa National Economics University. Reportedly, her ministry believes her to be the first Ukrainian citizen that seeks to obtain ROC citizenship. Fluent in her native Ukrainian tongue, English, Mandarin, and Russian, Larisa Bakurova is a doe-eyed international model, beloved by the world as well as both Ukraine and Taiwan.

Nataliya Gotsiy

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Unfortunately targeted and singled out by a campaign concerned about the thinness of models and models’ eating disorders, Nataliya Gotsiy remains to be a both exquisite and notorious. Gotsiy has modeled for Diane von Furstenberg, Dries van Noten, Adolfo Araiza, Valentino, Dior, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more. She has also been featured on Marie Claire and Elle magazines. In the year of 2004, Adolfo was named the winner of the Ford Supermodel of the World. In 2006, she modeled for Victoria’s Secret and later ceased her career to have a child. After the modeling eating disorder campaign and countless accusations, Nataliya Adolfo struggled to find work, as many photographers refused to shoot her. There is rumor that she is attempting to reboot her career.