Miss Universe Croatia

Miss Universe Croatia (Croatian: Miss Universe Hrvatske) is a beauty pageant which decides Croatia's contestant at the Miss Universe finals.

Miss Universe Croatia National Beauty Pageant
Formation1997
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersZagreb
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
Croatian
President
Vladimir Kraljević
Websitewww.miss-universe-croatia.hr

HistoryEdit

Miss Universe Croatia has been held annually since 1997 in under Vladimir Kraljevic who also successfully took the official franchise of Miss Universe Slovenia in 2013. In 2015 Barbara Ljiljak of Split-Dalmatia won the 2015 edition of the pageant but was not able to participate in Miss Universe due to an arm injury. 2nd-Runner Up of Miss Universe Croatia 2015 Mirta Kuštan of Krapinske Toplice took over as Croatia's representative to Miss Universe 2015. Ljiljak was never stripped of her title.

TitleholdersEdit

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year County Hometown Miss Universe Croatia Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2021 Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Ora Antonia Ivanišević TBD TBD TBD
2020 Zadar Zadar Mirna Naiia Marić Unplaced
2019 Dubrovnik-Neretva Korčula Mia Rkman Top 20
2018 Brod-Posavina Nova Gradiška Mia Pojatina Unplaced
2017 Brod-Posavina Slavonski Brod Shanaelle Petty[1] Top 16 First winner of color
2016 City of Zagreb Zagreb Barbara Filipović[2] Unplaced
2015 Krapina-Zagorje Krapinske Toplice Mirta Kuštan Unplaced A Second Runner-up took over the title of Miss Universe Croatia after the main winner or the first runner-up did not present at Miss Universe 2015
Split-Dalmatia Split Barbara Ljiljak Did not compete Withdrew at Miss Universe 2015, due to accident
2014 City of Zagreb Zagreb Ivana Mišura Unplaced
2013 City of Zagreb Zagreb Melita Fabečić Unplaced Hailed for the "Most Beautiful and Sexiest Croatian" in 2012 by Globus Magazine
2012 Vukovar-Srijem Vrbanja Elizabeta Burg Top 16 Competed early at Miss Hrvatske "Miss World Croatia" 2011
2011 City of Zagreb Zagreb Natalija Prica Unplaced
2010 City of Zagreb Zagreb Lana Obad[3] Unplaced
2009 Split-Dalmatia Split Sarah Ćosić Top 15
2008 City of Zagreb Zagreb Snježana Lončarević Unplaced
2007 Split-Dalmatia Split Jelena Maros Unplaced
2006 Split-Dalmatia Split Biljana Mančić Unplaced
2005 Karlovac Plaški Jelena Glišić Unplaced
2004 Vukovar-Srijem Nuštar Marijana Rupčić Unplaced
2003 Primorje-Gorski Kotar Rijeka Ivana Delač Unplaced
2002 Istria Pazin Ivana Paris Unplaced
2001 Primorje-Gorski Kotar Rijeka Maja Cecić-Vidoš Unplaced
2000 Split-Dalmatia Split Renata Lovrinčević Unplaced
1999 Šibenik-Knin Šibenik Marijana Kužina Unplaced
1998 Dubrovnik-Neretva Dubrovnik Ivana Gržetić Unplaced
1997 Split-Dalmatia Split Kristina Čerina Unplaced

2015Edit

Miss Universe Croatia
DateJune 7, 2015
VenueHotel Westin, Zagreb, Croatia
Entrants20
WinnerBarbara Ljiljak,
Split-Dalmatia, Split

Miss Universe Croatia 2015, the 19th Miss Universe Croatia pageant, was held on June 7, 2015 in the Crystal Ballroom at Hotel Westin in Zagreb, Croatia. Ivana Mišura, Miss Universe Croatia 2014 of Zagreb crowned Barbara Ljiljak as her successor at the end of the event.[4] Ljiljak broke her arm days before the Miss Universe 2015 competition began and was replaced by Mirta Laura Kustan as Croatia's representative to Miss Universe that year.[5] Ljiljak retained the title. Twenty contestants from across Croatia competed for the crown.

ResultsEdit

Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe Croatia 2015 Barbara Ljiljak - Split-Dalmatia, Split
1st Runner-up Alma Fabulić - Zadar County, Zadar
2nd Runner-up Mirta Laura Kuštan - Krapina-Zagorje, Krapinske Toplice
Top 5

ContestantsEdit

20 Contestants were selected from across Croatia, below are Miss Universe Croatia candidates in the Top 20 of the pageant selection.[citation needed]

Contestant Hometown Age Height Background
Barbara Gaković [6] City of Zagreb, Zagreb 25 175 Student of Economics
Ivella Petričić [7] City of Zagreb, Zagreb 21 177 Student of Law
Klara Babić [8] City of Zagreb, Zagreb 18 176 Student of Tourism
Lucija Soldo [9] City of Zagreb, Zagreb 20 170 Student of Economics
Marija Ujević [10] City of Zagreb, Zagreb 22 176 Student of Economics
Mateja Martinović [11] City of Zagreb, Zagreb 19 174 Student of Tourism
Zrinka Kučinić [12] Dubrovnik-Neretva, Ploče 19 178 Student of Law
Ivana Jakin [13] Karlovac County, Karlovac 20 170 Student of Law
Mirta Kuštan [14] Krapina-Zagorje, Krapinske Toplice 22 178 Student of Law
Robertina Preklushaj [15] Lika-Senj, Senj 21 178 Student of Textile
Ana Juretić [16] Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Rijeka 19 176 Pianist
Adriana Bekavac [17] Split-Dalmatia, Brela 22 169 Model
Emanuela Polić [18] Split-Dalmatia, Kaštel Kambelovac 20 176 Director
Doris Bajkuša [19] Split-Dalmatia, Omiš 23 173 Student of Economics
Barbara Ljiljak [20] Split-Dalmatia, Split 26 176 Fashion Designer
Biljana Ikić [21] Vukovar-Syrmia County, Vukovar 21 178 Student of Education Science
Alma Fabulić [22] Zadar County, Zadar 19 171 Ballerina
Katarina Čičak [23] Zagreb County, Rugvica 19 175 Restaurant Owner
Matea Kovačević [24] Zagreb County, Sesvetski Kraljevac 21 175 Interior Designer
Marina Barun [25] Zagreb County, Zaprešić 18 167 Make-up Artist

2016Edit

Miss Universe Croatia
DateApril 15, 2016
VenueHotel Westin, Zagreb, Croatia
Entrants19
Placements10
WinnerBarbara Filipović,
Zagreb

Miss Universe Croatia 2016, the 20th Miss Universe Croatia pageant, was held on April 15, 2016 in the Crystal Ballroom at Hotel Westin in Zagreb, Croatia. Barbara Ljiljak, Miss Universe Croatia 2015 of Split-Dalmatia crowned Barbara Filipović as her successor at the end of the event. [26] Nineteen contestants from across Croatia competed for the crown.[27]

ResultsEdit

Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe Croatia 2016 Barbara Filipović - Zagreb
1st Runner-up Paula Čaić - Vukovar
2nd Runner-up Marija Kljajić - Slavonski Brod
Top 5
  • Anna Maria Matoina
  • Antonela Zupčić
Top 10
  • Josipa Rašić
  • Ivona Blažun
  • Ivana Klobasa
  • Petra Jakšić
  • Jeanette Tadić
Awards
  • Miss fotogeničnosti - Marija Kljajić
  • Miss simpatičnosti - Paula Čaić

ContestantsEdit

Contestant Hometown Age
Antea Ćelić [28] Split 20
Antonela Zupčić [29] Zadar 26
Barbara Filipović [30] Zagreb 18
Doris Pranjić [31] Poreč 19
Doris Smogar [32] Donji Stupnik 25
Ivana Klobasa [33] Mljet 21
Ivona Blažun [34] Zagreb 18
Jeanette Tadić [35] Ogulin 26
Josipa Rašić [36] Sesvete 22
Marija Kljajić [37] Slavonski Brod 25
Marina Kralj [38] Zagreb 24
Minea Pejić [39] Zagreb 20
Nives Jekić [40] Zagreb 19
Paula Čaić [41] Split-Dalmatia, Vukovar 18
Petra Jakšić [42] Brač 20
Valentina Violić [43] Dubrovnik 23
Suzana Violić [44] Dubrovnik 20
Anna Maria Matoina [45] Zagreb 20
Iva Petrinšak [46] Murter 25

2019Edit

2021Edit

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