Meet Yuliya Shcherban Miss Grand Canada 2023 for Miss Grand International 2023

28 Mar 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

Yuliya Shcherban is currently preparing to represent Canada at Miss Grand International 2023. Yuliya is a Ukrainian-Canadian beauty queen who has been calling Canada her home for the past two decades. Yuliya was given the title of Miss Grand Canada 2023 by Pageant Group Canada in November last year.

On winning the Miss Grand Canada 2023 crown, Yuliya took to her official social media as she wrote, “Thank you also to the Pageant Group Canada team for trusting me with this title and for giving me the opportunity to represent our beautiful country Canada at Miss Grand International 2023 to be held in Vietnam next year. As a first generation immigrant from Ukraine, it's a great honor and responsibility to wear the Canada sash across my chest, especially at Miss Grand International, which advocates for an end to war and violence in the world.”



Yuliya is a a Finance and Economics specialist at Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. To combat underrepresentation of women in male-dominated industry, ‘Her Footsteps’ is a project Yuliya began in order to learn from and share the inspiring stories of exceptional female entrepreneurs, leaders, and role models that she admires.

As an energetic child growing up in the cold Canadian winters, Yuliya devoted her time away from her studies to training as a competitive figure skater. Her accomplishments in the sport include being awarded the Quadruple Gold Achievement Award from the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation and finishing on the podium at the Alberta/NUN/NWT StarSkate Championships in the Gold Freeskate event. Inspired by her coach, Yuliya has become a certified Skate Canada coach herself and works with children on and off the ice when she is not in the classroom.



Yuliya was a contestant at Miss Universe Canada 2022 and used her skills and passion to inspire young women to prioritize taking care of their physical and mental health through nutrition and physical activity. As an advocate for education and women empowerment, she also wishes to continue uplifting and sharing the stories of other inspiring women and the message that women are strong, intelligent, and capable.

Yuliya will represent Canada at Miss Grand International 2023, the 11th edition of the Miss Grand International, to be held on 25th October 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where Isabella Menin of Brazil will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.