ZAGREB, 28 November 2021 – Miss Croatia – Ora Ivanišević – departed today for Israel ahead of the Miss Universe pageant.
Ora will represent Croatia at the 70th edition of Miss Universe pageant which will take place in Eilat, Israel on December 12, 2021.
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The attractive 185 cm-tall brunette from Dubrovnik, who studies tourism management at RIT Dubrovnik and hopes to one day run her own hotel or be an artist and bestseller writer, will wear a dress designed by Dzemila Dilberović in the National Costume section.
“The National Costume Miss Universe Croatia 2021 represents the coastal part of Croatia and the beauty of the deep Adriatic Sea. It represents most the city of Dubrovnik, my hometown and all of it’s closest Islands which are listed on the dress,” Ora said, before adding.
“Dzemila Dilberović, was the mastermind behind the dress and she embodied all of my wishes into reality. Part of the dress is also handmade jewelry made by Marina Benković, which combines everything together. Thank you to everyone who put in months to make this happen, and for giving me the opportunity to best represent my county on the Miss Universe stage in Israel.”
Despite Southern African contestants not being able to attend after a travel ban was imposed, the pageant will still go ahead as planned.
Andrea Meza of Mexico is the current Miss Universe, winning the pageant last year in Hollywood, Florida, United States.