Chicago Hosts 1st Most Beautiful Bulgarian Lady in US Pageant

Culture | March 7, 2012, Wednesday // 13:53|  views

Miss Utah 2009 and third runner-up in the MS. USA 2009 pageant, Bulgarian-born Laura Chukanov. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

The Most Beautiful Bulgarian Woman in America Pageant "Miss Bulgarka 2012" is going to be held in May in Chicago.

The news was reported by, the free portal in Bulgarian, ranked number one in America by Google and Yahoo, while the initiative belongs to the Bulgarian Women Club in New York.

The goal is to bring Bulgarian community together, to prove its strong presence in America and to support Bulgarian culture and beauty. The Miss Bulgarka 2012 intends to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in the Bulgarian community.  Miss Bulgarka 2012 will present a chance for the Bulgarian women to express their viewpoints, talents, accomplishments and to show their radiant and intelligent beauty to the world, the Club's official site informs.

To become Miss Bulgarka 2012, a contestant must represent her community or have an active part within Bulgarian Community in the state or town they live in, be between the ages of 21 and 35, be a Bulgarian citizen or having Bulgarian heritage, and have a permanent address in America.

The winner will be crowned with a tiara made in Dubai by local jewelers, studded with Swarovski crystals. She will also receive an automobile as a prize.

The tiara was provided with the help of star Bulgarian actress, Anya Pencheva, who will be a member of the jury. Other Bulgarian beauties such as Ms. Maryland Teen USA, Stephanie Chervenkov, and Ms. Utah 2009, Laura Chukanov, who claimed fourth position in the Miss USA 2009 pageant, will also be guests of the event.

The "Miss Bulgarka 2012" pageant and the after party will be held in the Bulgarian-owned Enigma night club in Chicago. Bulgarian TV channel Canal 3 will film the event. Eurochicago is the official media partner.

Ladies interested in receiving more information about becoming a contestant and in submitting applications with an April 2012 deadline can write to:

The process will select 20 finalists, who will be invited to participate in the Gala Contest Event to held at the end of May as part of the celebration of 24th of May – the Day of Slavic Script and Culture.

An estimated 100 000 Bulgarians live in Chicago, which makes it the city with the largest Bulgarian population outside Bulgaria.

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