ZAGREB, 15 July 2021 – Croatia has crowned a new Miss Universe last night at Hotel Esplanade in the capital Zagreb.
20-year-old Ora Antonia Ivanišević from the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik has beaten 14 other finalists to be crowned Miss Universe Croatia 2021.
The attractive 185 cm-tall brunette studies tourism management at RIT Dubrovnik and she hopes to one day run her own hotel or be an artist and bestseller writer.
Ora has been playing volleyball competitively for 12 years and has participated in a number of major international competitions. She has a great love for art and in her free time she likes to write novels and poems.
She is also fluent in English and Russian and a skilled make-up artist and hair stylist. One of her favourite hobbies is volunteering at the Down Syndrome Association’s home. As Miss Universe Croatia, Ora wants to advocate for equal opportunities for advancement in business for women and men.
The first runner-up was Lorena Mustać from Privlaka, whilst Ozana Franović from Split was named second runner-up.
On the night, last year’s winner Mirna Naiia Marić crowned Ora who is the 25th Miss Universe Croatia. Ora received a four-year undergraduate or MBA study at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management worth up to 20,000 euros.
“Apart from our loyal sponsors, some of whom have been with us for 25 years, we are very proud that this year we were joined by Dr. Vivian Jurković, owner and founder of Dr. Vivian Aesthetics. We are happy when we can cooperate with Croatian entrepreneurs, especially if it is also about the top products they have,” revealed the licensee Vladimir Kraljević.
Ora will represent Croatia at the 70th Miss Universe Pageant which will be held later this year.