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Miss Universe 2019: Croatia’s Mia Rkman finishes in Top 20

Miss Croatia – Mia Rkman (Instagram/Mia Rkman)

ATLANTA, 9 December 2019 – Miss Croatia has finished inside the Top 20 of the Miss Universe 2019 pageant which was held last night in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

22-year-old Mia Rkman, who is from the island of Korcula, was one of the quarterfinalists in the Miss Universe 2019 pageant and ended in the Top 20 out of 90 contestants from all over the world.

Mia, who wore a dress designed by Matija Vuica, was the 4th best-placed contestant from Europe. Ahead of her were Miss Albania, Miss France, and Miss Ireland. 

(Photo: Instagram/Mia Rkman)

Mia, who studies sanitary engineering in Zagreb, is a keen sportswomen and enjoys swimming, handball, teakwondo, latin-american dancing, marching and tennis.

Zozibini Tunzi, 26, from South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 2019 by last year’s winner Catriona Gray from the Philippines. 

Mia Rkman (Photo: Instagram/Mia Rkman)

Miss Puerto Rico, Madison Anderson, was first runner-up, while Miss Mexic, Sofía Aragón, was second runner-up. Other awards on the night went to Miss Poland, 28-year-old Olga Buława, who was voted Miss Congeniality, whilst Miss Malaysia, Shweta Sekhon, won the Best in National Costume award.

The pageant, which was broadcast on Fox and Telemundo, was presented by Steve Harvey with Ally Brooke performing during the ceremony. 

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