On August 23rd, Miss Russia and Miss Ukraine will compete with 81 other gorgeous girls from around the globe for the honor of being crowned Miss Universe 2010. The pageant will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rocker Bret Michaels and correspondent Natalie Morales will host the event.
It should come as no surprise that both Miss Russia and Miss Ukraine have brains as well as beauty. Eighteen-year-old Irina Antonenko, Miss Russia, is from the Urals city of Yekaterinburg and is currently studying finance. She plans to continue her education with post-graduate studies after she receives her first degree. Twenty-three-year old Anna Poslavska, Miss Ukraine, is also a student and is currently working on her second degree.
With the Miss Universe pageant only a week away, Miss Russia and Miss Ukraine are in the midst of a whirlwind schedule of photo shoots, charity events, television appearances, and more. Below are a few photos from the events. Want to see the girls live? NBC and Telemundo will both air Miss Universe 2010 live on August 23rd from 9-11pm Eastern, so be sure to tune in and cheer on lovely Anna and Irina.
Anna Poslavska, Miss Ukraine
Irina Antonenko, Miss Russia