Barbara Filipovic Crowned Miss Universe Croatia 2016
Barbara Filipovic from Zagreb was crowned as Miss Universe Croatia 2016 on April 15, 2016 at the Crystal Ballroom, Hotel Westin in the nation capital of Croatia, Zagreb. She succeeds Barbara Ljiljak of Split-Dalmatia. Barbara Filipovic will now represent Croatia at Miss Universe 2016. In the 2oth edition of Miss Universe Hrvatske (Miss Universe Croatia 2016), Paul Čaić was adjudged as first runner up and Marija Kljajic was titled as second runner up.
This year 20 contestants vied for the title of Miss Universe Croatia 2016, amongst which were- Antea Celic, Antonela Zupcic, Barbara Filipovic, Doris Pranjic, Doris Smogar, Ivana Eva Klobasa, Ivona Blazun, Jeanette Dicta Tadic, Josipa Rasic, Marija Kljajic, Marina Kralj, Minea Pejic, Melita Gudelj, Nives Jekic, Paula Caic, Petra Pupa Jaksic, Valentina Violic, Anna Maria Matoina, Iva Petrinsak and Suzanna Violic.
Barbara Filipovic stands 5’5” tall, and is a medical student at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb. She is a travel freak and her leisure pursuits include singing and horse riding. Skiing and cooking are also her spare time favourite tasks.
Jacob Kitarovic and her advisers Tomislav Hungarians and Mintas-Hodak also graced the grand finale of Miss Universe Croatia 2016 pageant.
As the winner of Miss Universe Croatia 2016, Barbara Filipovic won the scholarship from Zagreb School of Economics and Management in the amount of 20,000 euros, along with a gift certificate from Ljubljana’s BTC which costed 1200 euros. Barbara Filipovic also won the English Learning Classes at Berlitz Language Centre. Furthermore, she has bagged a number of other awards from the sponsors, which include jewellery, clothing, shoes, hair care and skin care, which she will be provided throughout her reign. She has also won a romantic weekend for two in Marina Frapa.
Miss Universe Croatia pageant, also popularly known as Miss Universe Hrvatske, has been held annually since 1997 and Croatia has placed twice at Miss Universe pageant in the year 2009 and 2012. However, Croatia has never advanced the semi-finals at Miss Universe.
Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss Universe Croatia 2016, Barbara Filipovic!