The final selection from among the seventeen finalists for the Miss Supranational Croatia beauty pageant was staged on the 6th of June at the Hotel Olympia in the coastal town of Vodice. The crown went to eighteen-year-old Tihana Babij, who will be the candidate from Croatia at the Miss Supranational pageant in Poland in November of this year.
Vienna resident Tihana was selected as Miss Supranational from among the diaspora communities. She is currently studying German in Vienna and in Zagreb she is taking her final year of instruction at the Rudolf Perešin Aviation Technical School. In her free time she is active in folklore and tennis. She had great support from her family and her friends from their folklore ensemble at the pageant in Vodice, who were all delighted when she clinched the title. Tihana comes from a large family with roots in Plehan near Derventa.
The first runner-up title went to Vanda Antunović, the second runner-up was Antonia Tea Beroš and the Miss Photogenic title went to Pia Cesarec.
This beauty pageant was launched in Poland a decade ago. It has been staged in Croatia for the past three years, preceded by regional pageants in Croatia and for the diaspora communities. (Fenix Magazin)