KATE ALEXEEVA CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE LATIVA 2022
Latvia is back at Miss Universe after 16 long years! As the new license holder, Inga Raduga Model Management held private castings and ultimately crowned Kate Alexeeva (full name: Jekaterina Aleksejeva) as Latvia's comeback representative! Kate will now represent Latvia at the 71st Miss Universe competition on January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana!
Rounding out the top 5 were 1st runner-up Anastasija Aleksejevska, 2nd runner-up Viktorija Samule, 3rd runner-up Anastasija Reshetova and 4th runner-up Liene Leitane.
In her post winning statement on social media, this 27 year-old model and influencer from Riga wrote: "I couldn't be more grateful to the juries, my family, friends and supporters, photographers, designers and literally every single person who put their trust in me, contributed, inspired me and made this journey possible. It's all just the beginning and I promise not to let you down."
Kate previously represented Latvia at Miss Grand International 2019 competition where she failed to advance into the final 20.
Dear Kate, GOOD LUCK on your Miss Universe journey! We can't wait to follow & support!