Carolina Shiino, born in Ukraine, wins 2024 Miss Japan Grand Prix Beauty Pageant.

Shiino, 26, moved to Japan at age 5, now a naturalized citizen.

Shiino's victory sparks global debate on her "Japaneseness" and "European looks."

Some claim the competition was "rigged" or "politically motivated."

Shiino has lived in Nagoya for over 20 years, speaks and writes beautiful Japanese.

Organizers defend decision, stating Shiino is "more Japanese than we are."

Shiino expresses gratitude for being recognized as a Japanese person.

In acceptance speech, Shiino aims to break barriers and promote acceptance.

Shiino envisions a society where people aren't judged by their appearance.