Tea Babic has been chosen as Miss Montenegro 2016

Tea Babic Miss Montenegro
Source: Tea Babic on Facebook

Tea Babic from Podgorica has been chosen as Miss Montenegro 2016.  She will represent Montenegro at Miss World 2017.  She succeeds Natasa Milosavljevic as Miss Montenegro title-holder.  She is 19 years old.

Montenegro has been sending contestants to Miss World pageant since 2006.  However, the country has not achieved a placement yet.  Tea Babic, if she places in Miss World, will be the first Miss Montenegro to do so – unless Montenegro places in Miss World 2016!  This year Katarina Keković will be representing Montenegro at Miss World 2016.  She is 22 and from the same city as Tea, that is Podgorica.

Usually the pageant sends it’s winner to Miss World and runner-up to Miss Universe.  Hence last year’s 1st Runner-up Katarina Kekovic should to go Miss Universe 2016.  But the pageant is yet to happen.  The Miss Universe Organization has come up with a new rule as per which a country can not have two representatives at one time.  If that happens, only the latest representative can participate in Miss Universe.  Venezuela was given exception to the rule since their national pageant for 2017 happened before the rule was announced.  But since Miss Montenegro is happening now, the rule has to be considered.  Hence they are sending last year’s 1st runner-up to Miss World 2016, this year’s winner to Miss World 2017 and this year’s 1st Runner-up to Miss Universe 2016.