Miss Universe Croatia

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Miss Universe Croatia
MottoGrace, Intelligence, Commitment, Substance and Style
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
Vladimir Kraljević

Miss Universe Croatia (Croatian: Miss Universe Hrvatske) is a beauty pageant which decides Croatia's contestant at the Miss Universe finals. This pageant is not related to Miss Croatia contest.


Miss Universe Croatia has been held annually since 1997 in under Vladimir Kraljevic who also successful 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.


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Croatia Hometown County Placement Special Awards Notes
2018 Mia Pojatina Nova Gradiška Brod-Posavina Unplaced
2017 Shanaelle Petty[1] Slavonski Brod Brod-Posavina Top 16
2016 Barbara Filipović[2] Zagreb City of Zagreb Unplaced
2015 Mirta Kuštan Krapinske Toplice Krapina-Zagorje Unplaced 2nd Runner-up of Barbara Ljiljak
Barbara Ljiljak Split Split-Dalmatia Did not compete Withdrew; due to accident
2014 Ivana Mišura Zagreb City of Zagreb Unplaced
2013 Melita Fabečić Zagreb City of Zagreb Unplaced
2012 Elizabeta Burg Vrbanja Vukovar-Srijem Top 16
2011 Natalija Prica Zagreb City of Zagreb Unplaced
2010 Lana Obad[3] Zagreb City of Zagreb Unplaced
2009 Sarah Ćosić Split Split-Dalmatia Top 15
2008 Snježana Lončarević Zagreb City of Zagreb Unplaced
2007 Jelena Maros Split Split-Dalmatia Unplaced
2006 Biljana Mančić Split Split-Dalmatia Unplaced
2005 Jelena Glišić Plaški Karlovac Unplaced
2004 Marijana Rupčić Nuštar Vukovar-Srijem Unplaced
2003 Ivana Delač Rijeka Primorje-Gorski Kotar Unplaced
2002 Ivana Paris Pazin Istria Unplaced
2001 Maja Cecić-Vidoš Rijeka Primorje-Gorski Kotar Unplaced
2000 Renata Lovrinčević Split Split-Dalmatia Unplaced
1999 Marijana Kužina Šibenik Šibenik–Knin Unplaced
1998 Ivana Gržetić Dubrovnik Dubrovnik-Neretva Unplaced
1997 Kristina Čerina Split Split-Dalmatia Unplaced


Miss Universe Croatia
DateJune 7, 2015
VenueHotel Westin, Zagreb, Croatia
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. 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. Ljiljak retained the title. Twenty contestants from across Croatia competed for the crown.[4]


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


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

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



  1. ^ "[PHOTO] Miss Universe Croatia 2017 Crowned". croatiaweek.com. Croatia Week. 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Barbara Filipovic Is Miss Universe Croatia 2016". tkop. 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Miss Universe 2010: Lana Obad in Las Vegas". Index.hr. Agence France-Presse. August 18, 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Miss Universe Croatia 2015 Grand Final". croatiaweek.com. May 2015.

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