Brains and Beauty at Student Pageant
Christmas Eve in Lviv was particularly appealing in 2009 as the city’s Millennium Club played host to a ‘Student Beauty’ contest which promised to test the intellect of its bambi-legged contestants while also stimulating the audience in more traditional ways. After a bright and suggestive show Tetyana Didyn of Lviv’s Ivan Franko State University was eventually handed the crown, winning a weekend in Budapest courtesy of event sponsor Bavaria Tour. Second place went to Marta Schyiko of the Institute of Internal Affairs, while audience favourite Ulyana Malyniak of Lviv’s Culture University also won a prize for her efforts. The contest, which was organized by the Lviv Student Council and ‘FZM’ creative group, was deemed such a success that plans are already underway to make it an annual event.