Mia Pojatina defeated 17 other contestants to bag the title of Miss Universe Hrvatske 2018 (Miss Universe Croatia 2018). Grand finale of Miss Universe Hrvatske 2018 took place on Saturday, 21st of April 2018 at Studio Anton Marti in Zagreb. Mia was crowned by the outgoing winner Shanaelle Petty. Mia will represent Croatia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant later this year. Where she will try to succeed South Africa’sd Demi-Leigh Nel Peters as the next Miss Universe. Danijelom Galeković was crowned as the first runner-up whereas Silvanom Došen was awarded the second runner-up crown. Suzana Blazanovic and Zlata Stefanova completed the top 5. Ivana Trump first wife of President Donald Trump was a special guest at the pageant finale. The pageant was aired live on Croatian television.
Miss Universe Hrvatske or Miss Universe Croatia is an annual beauty pageant held in Croatia to select Croatian delegate for the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant is conducted by Vladimir Kraljević and was started in the year 1997. Since then Croatia has placed thrice at the pageant. Sarah Ćosić became the first Croatian to place at the Miss Universe pageant she was top 15 at Miss Universe 2009. The absolutely beautiful Elizabeta Burg was top 15 at Miss Universe 2012 and last year Shanaelle Petty surprised everyone by making it to top 15.
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22-year-old Mia Susana Pojatina hails from Nova Gradiška. Mia graduated from Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in Zagreb. Mia enjoys playing sports especially Volleyball and enjoys doing recreational activities. Mia was crowned as Miss hostesa ATP tournament Konzum Croatia Opena(Miss Hostess title at the Croatia Open ATP tournament). Mia won Miss Photogenic award at this year’s Miss Universe Hrvatske 2018.
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