Inga Skaya

Inga Skaya

Inga Skaya is a Canadian model who was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2007 on March 4, 2007. Born Inga Berdichevsky on January 7, 1986 in Moscow, Russia (then Soviet Union), she was raised in Toronto, Canada for most of her life.

Inga attended William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute in Toronto, as did the previous Miss Universe Canada, Alice Panikian.

Before competing in Miss Universe Canada 2007, Inga participated in Miss Matryoshka 2006, a beauty pageant for women of Eastern European decent, part of Russian festival Matryoshka organized annually at the end of August in Toronto at park Canada's Wonderland, where she placed 3rd after Niki Yampolsky and Julia Safronova.

Inga represented her country in the Miss Universe 2007 pageant, but didn't make into the top 15. During the national costume portion of the contest, some controversy was caused by her appearing in an altered Toronto Maple Leafs jersey.

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