Miss may 2011 Sasha Bonilova grew up in the Ukraine where she picked fruit from the apple and cherry trees in her front yard and tinkered with Transformers. “I was pretty much a tomboy,” she says in her enchanting Ukrainian accent.Â Today that tomboy spirit still prevails. Sasha loves to ride her motorcycle, which is painted yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
By the age of 17, she and her traditional, tight-knit family had moved to Wisconsin USA. “I feel blessed to live in America because it truly is a country of opportunities. You can be anyone you want to be here if you have the talent and will to follow your dreams.”