In a Conversation With Barbara Filipović- Miss Universe Croatia 2016
Barbara Filipović was crowned Miss Universe Croatia few days back, but she has certainly made a huge splash in the gigantic ocean of pageantry. While some are awestruck by her celestial beauty, others have been considering her a marvellous candidate, whom Croatia is sending at Miss Universe this year.
The 18 years old determined beauty queen is the 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.
In a conversation with The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry, Barbara Filipović keeps forth her ideas and agendas as she walks on the alleyway to Miss Universe 2016. Let us have a look!
Hello, Barbara! Heartiest congratulations on being crowned as Miss Universe Croatia 2016. How does it feel to have won the crown? How did you celebrated the moment of ecstasy?
It feels amazing, I am very happy and proud, and so is everyone around me. So we celebrated it like it should be celebrated. My friends and family gathered and had a great time.
It has now been a while since you were crowned Miss Universe Croatia. How significantly has your life changed after winning the title?
It definitely changed significantly, my life became intense, interesting and a lot more glamorous.
How did you react when you earned the crown and title, and ultimately the right to represent your country at world’s most coveted pageant? What was your first reaction?
I was extremely happy and I felt like never before. This title is a huge honour and the right to represent my country Croatia at Miss Universe 2016 makes me very proud.
Tell us something about your veiled personality. When did you first realize to walk on the alleyway of pageantry?
I find myself confident but humble, also a person that is always being consistent. I love new experiences and that is the reason I decided to try myself in the world of pageantry for the first time. I have won the national competition, most important beauty contest in Croatia.
When you initially embarked on the journey of pageantry, what were the challenges you faced? How did you managed to overcome all the intricacies?
This is the first time that I am a part of this glamorous world and all the challenges I had to overcome were the ones I put in front of myself. Those really are the biggest and hardest challenges one has to deal with, but once you do it, only the sky is the limit for your success.
Who is your source of inspiration and how has he/she helped you to evolve as a beauty queen?
My inspirations are strong women who embrace each other instead of putting each other down. I always looked up to women that are confident, happy with who they are and happy to help others feel good about themselves.
Miss Universe pageant is world’s most watched pageant, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious events across the globe. How are you preparing yourself for the very exalted pageant, Miss Universe?
My preparations are 100% going, working out and taking care of myself.
Many countries have already crowned their representatives for Miss Universe 2016, amongst those who are crowned, who do you think would be your toughest competitor?
I’m definitely not looking at these women as competition right now; I’m currently very excited to meet them. They are all extremely beautiful from the outside and I’m sure from the inside too, that is why I’m sure I’m gonna make some friends for a lifetime.
Croatia is yet to win its first Miss Universe crown. How confident do you feel that you will be able to change the fate of the sash you would be wearing?
It is an indescribable honor, I’m looking forward to show what I got and to try as hard as I can to present Croatia the best way possible.
What is the most important feature according to you, which every beauty queen must possess?
I think a beauty queen must have a full package, from looks to brains, but I believe the most important thing is charisma, that factor x that no one can explain, but everyone can feel.
What message would you like to give to your fans reading this interview?
I would like to thank for all the attention and support they are giving to me as to the Miss Universe pageant in general. And really honestly invite them to come to my beautiful country that is worth visiting.
Thank you for this beautiful interview, Barbara and letting us have a glimpse of your splendid personality. Best wishes for the journey to unfold as Miss Universe 2016 approaches.
Special thanks to Ivana Delač Đolo for facilitating this interview.