Ms. Maria Efrosinina

TV Host, the Honorary Ambassador of UNFPA in Ukraine

Ukrainian television host. Graduating from a high school with a gold medal (an honour roll), Efrosinina enrolled into the Department of Foreign Languages in the Kiev University to graduate as an interpreter of the English and Spanish languages.

In 19 she debuted on the Pershyi Natsionalnyi in the program the Happy Bell. In 2002 she received the Teletriumph prize in the nomination the Best TV show.

She co-presented the 50th Eurovision Song Contest alongside Pavlo Shylko, in 2005 from Kiev’s Sports Palace, to a pan-European TV-audience of an estimated 150 million people. She has also co-presented the UEFA Euro 2012 draw held at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, on 7 February 2010.

She presented, alongside Andriy Domansky, Fabrika Zirok, the Ukrainian version of Star Academy, on Novyi Kanal.

On 18 November 2010 Efrosinina placed the 77th place among the most influential females in Ukraine according to the Ukrainian magazine Focus.

May 29, KYIV – The famous TV presenter and philanthropist Maria Efrosinina became the Honorary Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Ukraine.

Such a high status was granted to a Ukrainian woman for the first time to represent the UNFPA in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. It is Ukraine to nominate the Honorary Ambassador for the first time in the whole region for many years. Maria Efrosinina will officially represent the interests of young people for the next two years, as well as raise her voice against domestic violence and for gender equality in Ukraine.

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