Vasiliki Tsirogianni (20, left) was crowned Star Hellas 2012 during the revival of the Greek beauty pageant which was put on hold the past two years due to the country’s economic crisis.

Vasiliki, standing 177 cm tall, will now represent Greece during the 2012 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas next December.

Meanwhile, Athina Pikraki (right) was crowned Miss Hellas 2012 and will represent the country in the Miss World 2013 competition in Indonesia, scheduled for September.

The runner-ups were Eftihia Lazarou (for Star Hellas) and Christina Georgopoulou (for Miss Hellas).

Vasiliki was crowned Star Hellas 2012 during the comeback of an already cancelled beauty competition.