YUSU STUDENT WINS INT'L BEAUTY CONTEST
YUSU student Victoria Kostyleva has won titles "Miss Audience Choice" and "Miss Creative" at the VI International Miss Student Finno-Ugria 2017 beauty contest hosted in the city of Syktyvkar, the Komi Republic, Russia.

The YUSU delegate won the audience award due to Internet voting, while the other one  was awarded by the unanimous decision of the jury owing to Victoria's creative activities.

The honoured title "Miss Student Finno-Ugria" went to Svetlana Davydova of the Mari El Republic, Russia. The next pageant will be held in Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of the republic.

The contestants were judged on six competitions: self-presentation, ethnic and regular runway walk, intelligence, creative performance and national games. Victoria honourably represented the culture and traditions of Khanty and Mansi.

In the intelligence competition Victoria spinned a legend of the goddess from Kazym settlement. The student also performed a song in her mother tongue, an ethnic dance in the creative performance, and a national game referring to the traditional marrige proposal.

Victoria Kostyleva thanks Anastasia Batyushenko and Elena Puksikova for assistance and support.

English version by Azat Garipov.
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Photo by Antonina Kazamkina.