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Winners of Miss Belarus 2016 beauty contest named

In two days, the most honored representatives of different professions from all over the country will gather in Minsk at the All-Belarusian People's Assembly. On Sunday evening on June 19, the most beautiful and talented girls gathered at the Palace of Sports to contest the title of Miss Belarus 2016.

The national competition is held for the tenth time, with 26 girls taking part in the contest this time. The head of state addressed the audience and participants of the colorful event.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
Dear friends, on this beautiful summer evening, I would like to cordially welcome you at a wonderful celebration of youth, grace and talent. Today we together determine who of our beautiful girls will become the face of our country, who will represent Belarus' image in the world, along with athletes and cultural figures. I could not ignore the tenth year of our beautiful performance, because it takes place in the Year of Culture. The worship of fineness, harmony and perfection is the foundation of any culture, especially our Belarusian culture. We had Euphrosyne of Polotsk, Anastasia and Sofia of Slutsk, Elaiza Pashkevich and Larisa Alexandrovskaya and a lot of our other compatriots who glorified us, our history, our culture, our people. They are not inferior to the wonderful heroes of our time who are now glorifying Belarus at sporting arenas, in arts, science, medicine, and other fields. I think that also important is the fact that our competition provides a unique opportunity to our girls to express themselves, to reveal new facets of their talents and gifts. I want to believe that the participation in it will be a start to each girl's success in life. I hope that the grace and the talent of finalists will be in demand, on television, in art, and other areas.

Polina Borodacheva, the girlfriend of Belarus’ HC Dinamo ice hockey player Yevgeny Nogachev, won the crown and will represent Belarus at the contest Miss World in 2016.

A resident of Minsk, she has just turned 23.

Ekaterina Savchuk (Instagram: kate.savchuk) became First Vice Miss Belarus, while Anastasia Soroko (anastasiya_soroko) became Second Vice Miss. Miss Top Model was Polina Pimakhina (miravailin) and the title of Miss Photo was given to Maria Lobanova (masha_lobanovaa).

Alexander Lukashenko addresses participants of contest Miss Belarus 2016