Miss Supranational forbids Russian participation in solidarity with Ukraine

02 Mar 2022 | Angelique Reyes

The Miss Supranational organization released an official statement on 1st March 2022 addressing the ban on Russia as a participant in the franchise due to the invasion to show solidarity with Ukraine. The organization became the first of the major international beauty pageants joining the world joining the world in condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The statement from the President of the organization, Gerhard Parzutka Von Lipinski, read, “The European Union, where many countries joined together to cooperate with one another, is an excellent example of supranationalism. Today, we are joining the EU, countries around the world, sports federations, cultural events and the people around the world who choose to stand up for freedom and unity. We will not accept a contestant from Russia as we cannot condone the actions of the Kremlin.”



They also shared how Ukraine has been a very special part of the Supra Family since the beginning of the competition in 2009 when Oksana Moria won the very first title in Poland. The decision taken up by the organization is being received in mixed emotions.

While some fans are appreciating the support, on the other hand some feel that the decision is defying the complete idea of beauty pageants and the message they carry. The intensions of such a big step is being appreciated but also being questioned about setting a dangerous precedent.

The Miss Supranational organization is currently gearing up for the 13th edition of the international pageant. Miss Supranational 2022, the 13th edition of Miss Supranational, is all set to be held sometime in August this year. Chanique Rabe of Namibia will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.