Zhanar Dugalova winner of the 2014 Turkvizyon Song Contest has been named as an Ambassador for the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty.

With the 27th Winter Universiade now under 100 days away, Zhanar Dugalova has been revealed as an Ambassador for the event. At an event on Friday in the largest city in Kazakhstan, Zhanar and other famous personalities from across Kazakhstan were announced as official representatives of the Winter Universiade in Almaty.

Over 1,000 students turned out for the ceremony outside of the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, where the musical theme for the Winter Universiade was revealed to the public. The theme was written by Islam Rakhimzhanov, the three times winner of the award Gold Gramophone and two times award winner of the television festival Song of the Year.

Zhanar Dugalova has become a national icon in Kazakhstan since winning the Turkvizyon Song Contest in 2014. The Kazakh singer won the 2nd edition of the Turkvizyon Song Contest which was held in Kazan, Tatarstan with the song “Izen Korem”. Since winning the contest Zhanar has received many awards and titles, and has even gone on to run for Parliament.

Source: Eurosport