Yulia Polyachikhina is a model and the current Miss Russia 2018 titleholder. Yulia, who studies journalism at Chuvash State University, will be representing her home country at the Miss Universe 2018 competition in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 18-year-old began her pageantry career in 2015 and was crowned Miss Chuvashia 2016 a year later. She also has a top ten finish while representing Russia in Miss Globe 2016. Yulia also works as a professional model in Paris and Osaka.
From her official bio:
Before winning the title, Yulia took competed in fitness aerobics dancing competitions and worked as an international model. She loves spending time with her family and two dogs. She also enjoys volunteering to make children happier. Yulia hopes to make her country proud at this year’s Miss Universe competition.
The 2018 Miss Universe National Costume Competition was just aired via live stream December 10, 2018. So far we have seen all the candidates who are going to compete in this year’s pageant showcased a costume that represents their nation in an elaborate display of color and culture from around the world. The official Miss Universe 2018 will air in the United States live Sunday, December 16 from 7 to 10 P.M. ET live/ PT tape-delayed on FOX.