Bulgarian Beauty Laura Chukanov: I Deserve To Be Miss USA 2009
Bulgarian Laura Chukanov, who became Miss Utah USA 2009 and will now go on to represent the Beehive state in the prestigious Miss USA pageant on April 19, cherishes great hopes that she will win the crown.
"I will try to convince everybody that I am a clever girl, I speak several languages and deserve to be Miss USA 2009," Laura said in an interview for Darik radio.
Chukanov came to the Salt Lake City, United States from Sofia, Bulgaria, when she was a 4-year-old girl. Her father is a scientist who was invited to California for research purposes. His work then brought him and his family to Utah in the early 1990s.
"My parents used to say that they want me and my brother to have better opportunities. They never stop telling me how beautiful Bulgaria is and my mother is often sad because all her relatives are there. Still I have better chances to do something with my life here, in the United States. I would have never been able to be Miss Utah if I had stayed in Bulgaria," Laura explains.
Asked whether she would like to return to Bulgaria one day, Laura said she definitely would want to do that even though she doesn't know for how long.
"My heart is in Bulgaria. I really want to go back to Bulgaria, but I am not sure whether I will decide to live there."
The beauty said she is overwhelmed with the support that Bulgarians are giving her now.
"This support means a lot to me. I can't believe there are so many people who know who I am and want me to be the next beauty crown winner of the United States. This makes me feel stronger and wanting more and more to be the next Miss USA. I want to use this victory to speak more about Bulgaria, about the migrants in the United States, because they can hard times when they start their new lives here. I would like to thank all these Bulgarian people for what they are giving me," Laura said.
The 22-year-old is currently a senior majoring in international studies and minoring in leadership studies and art history. Asked about her life after the prestigious pageant, Laura said:
"If I become Miss USA I will live in New York and be very, very busy during the whole year. Otherwise I will go back home and finish my education. I will spend a lot of time with my family because here, in Las Vegas, I have very little time left to share with them."
You can vote for Laura at http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa.
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She got third place. The first five went like this:
1. Miss North Carolina
2. Miss California
3. Miss Utah
4. Miss Arizona
5. Miss Kentucky
I did watch it but go ahead and check Wikipedia.
The first five went like this.
1.Kristen Dalton from North Carolina
2. Carrie Prejean from California
3. Alicia-Monique Blanco from Arizona
4.Laura Chukanova from Utah
5.Maria Montgomery from Kentucky
"Maybe the answer is in her name."
She should have stopped at two names, the middle name was an overkill. Also, the bright yellow evening gown helped her to stand out, but not in a good way. In comparison to all the girls, she was average. Did not deserve the third place she got. The girls I liked didn't even make it into the top 15.
I see the Bulgarian hackers have been at play again. On the Miss USA web site, where the public can vote for their favorite, this Chukanata has got the most votes by a long shot. Laughable! Her father must be connected. lol
"Maybe the answer is in her name."
I see what you mean, Dirk ;-)
I saw it differently, though. Laura was top. However there was something about her name that makes me wonder: the little dress-horse on the stage couldn't pronounce Laura Kirilova Chukanov's name, but went on blabbering in Spanish for the delight of the all Latinos. Hmm...Wasn't it part of her job to learn the contestants' names on first place? Dumb broad...
BTW Chuka also means a rocky hill.
Chukanova got third place. Not bad for her, considering how many more beautiful women she was competing against. I don't know how she got third place. There were at least 20 women much prettier than her. Miss North Carolina won. Those Southern women! Amazingly beautiful and elegant.
You've got to fine tune your sarcasm detection equipment if you want to play on these boards.
I assure you that neither Creepster nor myself actually thinks that your religion is bad. We simply enjoy being sarcastic arseholes.
This is no place for training wheels pal.
As I understand the word, "sect" can be applied to any small group, but it's not used for organizatins as large as the major churches.
Of course, it can also be used in the sense of a group which goes into the occult and satanic, but actually the word is more general than that.
You're safest with calling it a religion when you're speaking or writing to anyone about it.
I suppose I shouldn't have taken offense from your post, and I apologize; it's just that almost anything appearing lately has tended--as I read it--toward degrading it.