A pubilla in ancestral Catalan tradition was the female that would inherit the whole rural estate in the absence of a brother. From mid 20th century onwards the image of the pubilla underwent a change; in present times the pubilla has a role similar to a local beauty queen in local popular celebrations. In these pictures, some of the pubilles which participated in the Cinta festival (Festes de la Cinta) in Tortosa (Catalonia) 2009-2019. These are Catalan girls of 16-19 years old.
Adriana Mauri Burgos
Elizaveta Sviridenko / Елизавета Свириденко is Miss Crimea 2019. She will represent Republic of Crimea (a federal subject of Russia) at the Miss Earth 2020 pageant.
Yulia Polyachikhina / Юлия Полячихина (born February 6, 2000, Cheboksary, Russia) is Miss Russia Universe 2018.
Yulia is currently studying journalism at Chuvash State University. 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.
She is 1.73 m tall, measurements: bust - 80, waist - 58, hips - 85.
Karina Zhosan / Карина Жосан is Miss Ukraine Universe 2018.
From the age of sixteen years old, Karina Zhosan successfully built her acting and modeling career in Asia. In the same time period, she received a higher education in the sphere of hotel-restaurant and tourist business in her country. She studied foreign languages. The last half of her year, Karina devoted most of her time to travel and has visited nearly 15 new countries. During her travels, she launched a charity foundation for orphans kids in Kenya. After receiving the title Miss Universe Ukraine 2018, Karina plans to develop herself in the media industry in her country to help promote charity on the territory of Ukraine.
Natalya Stroeva / Наталья Строева is Miss Russia World 2018. Her mother was yakut (yakuts are a turkic people in Siberia), her father was russian.
Natalya is a nineteen year old student at the Russian National Research Medical University and has dreams to be either a Cosmetologist, Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon. She enjoys modelling and traditional Russian dances. Personal Motto: 'All that is done - all for the better!'
Maria Vasilevich / Мария Василевич is Miss Belarus World 2018.
Maria is 21-years-old and from Minsk (the capital and largest city of Belarus). She is a student of the Belarusian State Economic University and fluent in Belarusian and Russian. Her ambition is to become a TV presenter. She has a passion for drawing and enjoys visiting places of inspiration such as theatres and art galleries. She enjoys dancing which she has been doing since she was five and playing sports, in particular, roller-skating, cycling and horse riding. Maria thrives on trying new hobbies and has even piloted an aeroplane. Personal Motto: 'Be a better version of who you are.'
Anna Burdzy is Miss Universe Great Britain 2017.
Anna was born and raised in Leicestershire to Polish parents. She is bilingual and is currently studying for a Masters in Human Rights Law in the University of Nottingham. She also works as a model in London.
Burdzy firmly believes that ‘you have two hands; one to help yourself, the second to help others’. She hopes her passion for the promotion and protection of human rights will lead her to work for the UN in the future, and to one day set up her own charity to promote education for girls.
Anna works closely with several charities, one with homeless people for who she actively does collections in order to buy food necessities, underwear and blankets.
Aside from modelling and studying law – she loves watching football with her dad, and supports Leicester City Football Club. She also loves to bake (and likes to think of herself as a younger Mary Berry). She also absolutely loves reading.
Burdzy enjoys travelling and has visited 25 different countries. She also adores animals.
Kseniya Alexandrova / Ксения Александрова (born November 12, 1994) is Miss Russia 2017 1st Runner-Up. She represents her coutry at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. Kseniya is 1.75 m tall, measurements: bust - 85, waist - 60, hips - 91.
Kseniya Aleksandrova graduated from the Plechanov Russian Economic University with a Finance degree while also working as a model. Since the age of 19, she has been working with two Moscow model agencies to support herself financially. She plans to continue her studies and earn a second degree in Journalism. Winning the title of Miss Universe Russia was Kseniya's first pageant experience, but she plans on furthering her pageantry involvement in hopes of becoming the next Miss Universe.
Magdalena Bieńkowska (born October 3, 1993) is Miss Polski 2015, Miss Poland International 2016, Miss Poland World 2017. She is 1.73 m tall, measurements: bust - 88, waist - 61, hips - 90.
Magdalena has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations and is studying for a Master’s Degree in International Trade Policy. She has volunteered for the Polish Red Cross and is interested in sports, in particular, tennis, water sports, sailing, skiing, snowboarding and boxing. Magdalena has played the piano since childhood and her proudest moment is getting into the best University in Poland. Personal Motto: 'Always be good and brave.'