Iryna Zhuravska, 18, won the "Miss Ukraine" beauty contest in Kyiv April 23, 2008.

She is a relative of a deputy Kyiv Mayor.

The winner got a US$ 500 thousand crown.

On the whole, twenty-six girls from all over Ukraine took part in the contest, which was held in Ukraine Palace in Kyiv on Wednesday, April 23.

The jury included Olena Franchuk, daughter of ex-president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, famous Russian singer Natalia Korolyova, and Miss World-2007 Zhang Zilin (China).

Miss Ukraine-2008 was born in 1990, she has a title of Miss Internet and Vice-Miss Donbass Open-2007.

Iryna works as a model in KARIN MMG agency, belonging to famous Ukrainian model Vlada Lytovchenko, Miss Ukraine-1995.