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Ivana Glavić from Canada crowned most beautiful Croatian in national costume outside Croatia

12 July 2020 – Ivana Glavić from Canada has been crowned the most beautiful Croatian in national costume outside Croatia for 2020 in Tomislavgrad. 

Ivana Glavić (Canada)

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the pageant was held with a small crowd but the girls presented themselves via video which was beamed on a big screen. 

(Photo: Stećak Association)

23 girls of Croatian descent from 15 countries around the world took part in what was the 7th fashion show of traditional folk costumes and the most beautiful Croatian in national costume outside Croatia contest, which is organised by the Stećak Association and the Croatian Heritage Foundation.

Angela Miljak (South Africa)

Angela Miljak from South Africa was named first runner-up and Annamaria Bunoza from Austria was the second runner-up.

Annamaria Bunoza (Austria)

Petra Anić from Bosnia and Herzegovina won most photogenic. 

Petra Anić (Photo: Stećak Association)

The other girls who took part in the contest were: Jasna Frković (Argentina), Kristina Drvenkar (Australia), Adela Milić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ružica Jokić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Kristina Božinović (Montenegro), Nevenka Kovačević (Chile), Anamarija Došlić (Italy), Jessice Greco (Italy), Christina Grgić (Canada), Nikolett Gati (Hungary), Josipa Mrkonjić (Germany), Matea Varvodić (Germany), Ivana Ugrin (Norway), Olivia Panžić (New Zealand), Izabela Mihaela Banac (Romania), Ana Horvacki (Serbia), Dorijana Vučinac (Serbia), Ivana Špoljarić (Switzerland) and Lorna Cikoja (Switzerland).

(Photo: Stećak Association)

Each girl receives a bag from Lovely bags and one of the valuable replicas, namely replicas of earrings from Grborez from the Livno area, necklaces and bracelets from the 10th to 12th century from Višić near Čapljina, silver necklaces and earrings from Sasina near Sanski Most and silver earrings with gilding from Mandina Sela from the vicinity of Tomislavgrad.

The pageant is aimed at connecting Croatians from all over the world, as well as preserving and promoting traditional Croatian culture.

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