Eighty participants competed for the right to be called the best servicewoman of 2016. After the open voting, which was held on the website of the Ministry of Defence from the beginning of April to the end of May, 12 female representatives of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan become winners.
More than 253, 875 people voted.
According to the press statement of the defence ministry, before the award ceremony, the finalists of the contest will demonstrate their physical and combat skills, fighting techniques and exercises in the field. They will have to prove that they are in constant combat readiness and can always successfully perform their tasks. Also, the winners of the competition will participate in a special photo shoot for the calendar.
The maximum number of votes (4,883) was given to Zhanar Ibrayeva. Among other finalists were Ainur Abugaliyeva, Azaikhan Barakbayeva, Elmira Moldasheva, Sandi Smagulova, Rimma Ramazanova, Elvira Ayazbayeva, Symbat Karzhaubayeva, Aizhan Musayeva, Aigerim Idrissova, Aiym Bytkova and Laura Bekturganova.