New queen of the world Yugoslavia is crowned

On Friday dec. 6th 2002, in Avala film studio "Pink" on Košutnjak, Belgrade, Ilinka Rađenović born on Apr. 16th 1984, in Belgrade became the Queen of Yugoslavia. Tijana Pejović became the First Princess,  Dragana Obradović the Second Princess and Vesna Nikčević - the Princess of the Charm. Katarina Miletić won San Pelegrino Top Model title and Slađana Nešović became the Vitaskin Cosmetics Beauty Visage.

Miss Bosnia takes Miss World Crown with Miss Yugoslavia being second runner up

Courtesy of Beyond Essence

The new Miss Earth is no one else but Dzejla Glavovic from Bosnia.  She has been a favorite ever since the beginning of this years Miss Earth pageant.  Our Sladjana Bozovic took the title of Miss Water (second runner up).  First runner up was from Kenya and third runner up was Greece.

Miss Tourism International Bosnia

Aleksandra Kokotovic this years Miss Yugoslavia International is the owner of Miss Tourism International Bosnia and Herzegovina license.  This contest has been held many years in Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.  This year she has chosen Aida Osmanovic as a representative from Bosnia.  Aida is 22 years old from Banja Luka who has been living in USA last six years.  She is going to be in Malaysia from December 18 to January 2.  The final night is going to be held on the New Years Eve in a beautiful hall.  New Miss Tourism International is going to be chosen 10 minutes before the Big Bang.  Aleksandra Kokotovic says that for her it is most important for Aida to be smart, nice because she is not missing elegance and beauty. She wishes her the best time, to make good friends, because that feeling is going to stay with her forever.  Aleksandra has been doing well since her appearance at Miss International.  She is working on starting her own agency.  Best luck to her and Aida.  Also interview with Aida is coming soon.

Aleksandra Kokotovic in Japan

Courtesy of Globalbeauties

Miss Yugoslavia Aleksandra Kokotovic is competing in this  years Miss International Pageant.  The finals will beheld on September 30th and we are all hoping that Alexandra is going to make top 15 this year.  Her experience as a model and all the other Beauty contest should help her in her quest for Yugoslavia to end in Semifinals of Miss International pageant.  Also best of luck to Marta Pancevska.  This years representative of Macedonia.

AP Photo

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Miss Slovenia 2002

Miss Slovenia 2002 is Natasa Krajnc.  First runner up Tina Vojzovic, second runner up was Patricia Zalar while title of Miss Photogenic was Petra Ferk.

another semifinal competition has completed.

In September 6 we had another semifinal competition for Miss Yugoslavia.  In this competition which was held in Zrenjanin four girls were chosen to join the other girls in Miss Yugosalvia final on October 5.  Miss was Lidija Injac first runner up is Zeljka Milic and second runner up is Biljana Boltres and Miss body was Ana Marija Popov.

 New elite model look winner for 2002 is nobody less but Ana mihajlovic.

Picture courtesy of Vecernje Novosti

This years Elite Model Look has completed on September 9 in Tunis where Ana took the title of Elite Model of the world for 2002.  She is only 16 but she has a big career in front of her.  Congratulations Ana you have accomplished something wonderful.  You and Yugoslavian basketball team make all of us proud to be Serbian.

Miss Serbian Republic for miss Bosnia and hercegovina.

The new Miss Serbian Republic has been chosen and August 21.  She is 19 years old girl from Banja Luka Dragana Sojic.  Her first runner up was Zeljka Antic while second runner up title went to Aleksandra Kostic.  This event was organized by modeling agency Primera Look from Banjaluka.  Miss Charm title went to Sladjana Kuzmic.  The decision that jury made agreed with publics opinion also because Dragana also won title of Miss Internet.  Miss photogenic title went to Zana Petrovic while Maja Despic took title of Miss media.  All of these girls and couple more will go on to compete in final of Miss Bosnia Contest.  Hopefully Dragana will have same luck as Ana Mirjana and win the title of Miss Bosnia.

Courtesy or Primera Look

Miss Teen Yugoslavia

At the beginning of August the new Miss Teen Yugoslavia was chosen.  She is 18 years old Slavica Ivic from Kac.  Her first runner up was Aleksandra Aleksic from Novi Sad and second runner up was Tijana Pejovic from Backa.  In front of the judges parated 19 girls from all over Yugoslavia.  Slavica was clear favorite from start of the pageant.

Courtesy of Vecernje Novosti

Miss Yugoslavia semifinal competition

Maja Djordjevic one of the contestants

This years Miss Yugoslavia semifinal competition will be held in Subotica on August 23. 

Miss Sombora

Miss Sombora has been chosen this year.  She is Vanja Galic. She has been chosen out of 17 girls by the judging panel which included last years Miss Sombor and current Miss Yugoslavia Tijana Stajsic.  Her first runner up was Branka Vukovic and secont runner up was Milana Zeljkovic.  They will go on to compete in Miss Yugosalvia Semifinal Competition to be held in Subotica.

Miss Banja Luka for Miss Serbian Republic.

This years Miss Banja Luka for Miss Serbian Republic is Dragana Sojic.  Her first runner up was Zeljka Antic and second runner up was Zana Petrovic.  

Courtesy of Primera Look.

Miss Montenegro Yugoslavia

This  years Miss Montenegro for Miss Yugoslavia is Sanja Radulovic

Elite model look Yugoslavia 2002

This years Elite Model Look Yugoslavia has completed, and this year like last year we have two girls that are sharing first place and both of them will go on to compete at Elite Model Look International in September which will be held in Tunis.  The winners of this years Elite Model Look Yugoslavia are Ana Mihajlovic (16) from Kragujevac and Marija Micanovic (14) from Cetinje.  They will try and fallow in footsteps of Natasa Vojinovic who is one of the most famous models in world right now.

Miss kosovo 2002

It is the first time that Miss Kosovo was chosen since the conflict in this part of Yugoslavia.  On Jun 22, in city of Zvecane new Miss Kosovo was chosen.  There was fifteen candidates out of which one was Albanian and one was gypsy.  Girls paraded three times in swimsuits and two evening gown parades.  The winner of this even was Danka Vlahovic from Kosovska Mitrovica.  First runner up was Jelena Kovacevic and sedond runner up was Biljana Lazic while title of miss charm went to Irina Jasari (Albanian girl) and miss photogenic was Danijela Milojevic.  Miss Kosovo and her runner up will go on to compete in Miss Yugoslavia final.  Some of the most prestigious people of Yugoslav fashion scene were there.  Verica Rakocevic, the most famous Serbian designer presented all the girls with a parfume from her collection and also she had some of her clothing auctioned and all the money made from that went to people that had to run from Kosovo.  

On right Jelena Kovacevic First runner up on Left  Danka Vlahovic Miss Kosovo

MIss Yu Europe

Semifinalists of Miss Yu Europe

Right after Sladjana Bozovic came from Puerto Rico new Miss Yu Europe was chosen.  Winner was Vesna Ratkovic from Germany.  Four judges chose the prettiest girl out of ladies from all over the Europe.  In front of the full hall in Ostorp the new winner was crowned by last years winner Sladjana Bozovic.  Her first runner up was Miljana Vuckovic from Switzerland and second runner up was Marina Kazen from Sweden.  Miss charm was Ana Hristofovic from Malmo.  Judges in this years event were Jolanda Petkovic famous Yugoslav fashion designer, Sladjana Bozovic, Yugoslavia consulate in Sweden Jevdjevic, and also businessman and politician Slobodan Petkovic.  The whole evening was nice and hopefully Europe is sending their best to final of Miss Yugoslavia.

Sladjana Bozovic and new Miss Yu Europe 2002 Vesna Ratkovic

From Left to Right- First and second Runner ups, Miss Yu Europe 2002, Jolanda Petkovic and Vesna Jugovic.

Picture Courtesy of Mladen Petrovic at

Elite model Look Bosnia and Herzegovina 2002

The new representative for Bosnia on next Elite Model Look is going to be Zeljana Gusavac from Banjaluka.  Her runner ups were Danira Hasanovic and Danira Kurspahic while third place went to Mirjana Ecimovic.  Zeljana will represent Bosnia in Tunis on final of Elite Model Look 2002.  After winning her title Zeljana said "I can't talk because of how excited I am.  My dream come true.  I thought of this contest as one good party, I never thought I would win it.  Other girls are also so pretty, but I won.  I am praying to God not to wake up now."

Preliminary Competition in miss Universe 2002

Sladjana Bozovic has completed her evening gown and swimsuit preliminary competition on Friday 25 of May in Puerto Rico.  During the opening number all the girls presented themselves in their National Costumes after words they all paraded in their Evening Gowns and Swimsuits.  During the fallowing two days Interviews will be conducted with all the candidates behind closed doors.  Sladjana has done outstanding job so far.  You can look at her close up interview by clicking here.  Hopefully we will se Sladjana in top ten on Wednesday night.

Sladjana and Miss Venezuela

Miss Switzerland and Sladjana

Pictures Courtesy of Miss Universe Org. 

MISS March

New Miss March has been chosen in Novi Sad.  The winner was Nina Senicar who is also Yugoslavian champion in horse back riding.  The event was held in hotel Park.  During the night girls paraded in swimming suits, traditional costumes and sport clothing.  During the intervals Ariana was entertaining all the visitors.  In the next part Tijana Stajsic and Stana Lazendic were introduced.  Stana was one of the contestants in last years Miss Yugoslavia who went on to take third place in Top Model competition in Kiev.  Not long after presentation of these two wonderful ladies all the candidates paraded in their eveningwear.  After some time judges brought the decision.  As said earlier winner was Nina Senicar from Novi Sad, while first runner up was Adela Kondic from Apatin.  Second runner up was Gordana Gradic from Vrbas.  Miss Body was Mirjana Panjkov is Sida, while title of Miss Photogenic went to Jelena Martinovic.  Miss Charm was Dragana Vejin.

Tijana Might be One of the Last Miss Yugoslavia in any Mayor pageant

The radically restructured alliance — mediated by the European Union  and approved in a historic accord signed by top Serbian and Montenegrin leaders agreed to wipe the name Yugoslavia from the map of Europe. The federation's two remaining republics committed Thursday, March 14  to form a loose joint state with a new name: Serbia and Montenegro.  The two semi-independent states will share a common defense and foreign policy but will maintain separate economies, currencies and customs services — at least for the time being.  So in near future we might expect to see sash of Miss Yugoslavia exchanged with one saying Miss Serbia and Montenegro

Jelena Jakovljevic Miss Yugoslavia 1998 Interview

After finishing the interview with Jelena Jakovljevic Miss Yugoslavia 1998 you don't have a feeling that you were working you feel that you just spent and hour or so talking to friend of yours.

*What did you wish for on New Years Eve?

J-It was concerning love but I cant say much about it right now

*Little bit ago you talked to my friend from show "Tragac" who asked you if Arabian prince asked you to marry him.  Is there any true behind this?

J-No! I am just wondering how can something like that come to peoples minds when I never told anyone that I meat four Arabian princes.  I think when I go to Dubai in February that I will meat and other five.

*How did you get to Dubai anyways?

J-My friend who was also model with me in Italy went over there for vacation and she loved it so she stayed there.  She told me that I was kind of girl that would get a lot of jobs there so I stayed there for a while even more than I expected.

*All Models go to Italy and you to Dubai why?

J- I figured it all out there are months that are really busy in Italy and that is when I stay there I have my apartment there and then when it is slow I go to Dubai because I get a lot of work there.

*What was different for you when you got to Dubai?

J-Man and women are both wearing same things almost except woman's are all black and they are all covered at like 40 degrees Celsius.  I couldn't do that so I would wear my usual stuff on streets and I didn't have any problems with my clothing and neither did people that live there.

*How much are jobs paid in Dubai?

J-Catalogs about the same like in Italy, Fashion shows less but promotions for companies double. 

*So what fashion shows have you done?

J-Sony adds, Versace, Armani and all the other main houses have their shows there and I have done most of them.  There is a lot of Big Designers selling their clothing to Arabian woman who travel around Europe.  You can see Prada, Armani and Versace purses on woman in Dubai.  Can you imagine how that matches with traditional dresses that they wear. 

*Thank you Jelena

J-Thank you.

Miss Yugoslavia December

Like last year Miss Yugoslavia organization will hold monthly contests thought different parts of Yugoslavia so that more girls can get involved in Miss Yugoslavia final contest.  Miss December was chosen in Sombor where this years Miss Yugoslavia Tijana Stajsic is from.  This was also best opportunity to present new Miss Yu to her home crowd after her success in South Africa.  Winner of Miss December Yugoslavia is Biljana Veljkovic (pictured above) while first runner up was Dragana Vejin and second runner up was Adeli Kontic.  Miss Congeniality  is Gordana Gradic, while Miss photogenic is Jovana Hromis.

Aleksandra Kokotovic Miss Yu International 2002

Aleksandra Kokotovic Miss Yu International 2002 has been appearing in many Yugoslavian Magazines this year.  She has become an overnight sensation in Yugoslavia as she did in Florida USA.  She was present at Miss World 2001 as translator for Miss Yugoslavia because she is fluent in English being that she was Miss Yu USA. She was also one of the participants at Best Model of the World representing Yugoslavia.  All of this experiences will certainly help her do well at Miss International Pageant this year.   Recently she was interviewed in Serbian Magazine Svedok and hear are some parts of her interview.  Aleksandra was born in Sarajevo and when war started she moved to Belgrade where she lived for while and then moved to America.  There she went to agencies and became one of the best known models in agency whose name we cant show right now due to the Miss International competition. She has traveled all around the world and some of the most exotic places on earth.  She Modeled in India and also Beirut Turkey.  Aleksandra is not only interested in modeling some other of her interests are painting, running and she has been great student ever since she started school  She finished college in United States majoring in English and while in school and also now she has been volunteering for Brest Cancer Research Center. She believes that unknown deeds are the most important ones.   She thinks that modeling has brought her a lot of happiness but at the same time she says that she doesn't have much of personal life since she is working 24/7.  She just wishes that she will find someone as good as her father and live in long happy marriage like her parents.  Aleksandra has had offers from Hollywood from people like Carlo Cazar who has produced Terminator.

Aleksandar kokotovic is Slovakian representative for manhunt international

On December 4 Aleksandar Kokotivc will be traveling to Shanghai in China for the biggest Male Model Competition Manhunt International 2002/2003.  Aleksandar is 20 years old and stands 192 cm high and speaks perfect English.  He is studying International Business in Florida. He is charming and modern.  The owner of Manhunt Alex Liu Bing An said that Aleksandar has perfect dimensions, is a great model type and that he posses unusual charms.  Aleksandar is going to be in Shanghai from December 4th till December 16th.  Already, he has all his clothing ready for pre-event happenings.  The final evening is going to be on December 14, in Grand Shanghai Theater.  Shanghai is called Fashion Center of China, like Paris of East in which we have mix of tradition European and new Chinese Architecture.  Shanghai is also most commercial city in China in which fashion and modeling are sought after.  Aleksandar has been modeling for quit some time and he has been very successful at that.  He is photogenic and has a perfect catwalk, which will help him a great deal during the competition.  He has respect for himself and others, knowledge that will be a plus in China.  He is very positive and friendly person with free outlook on world.  Good luck in China from Beauties of Miss Yugoslavia.

Miss Earth Favorites

Courtesy of Beyond Essence

Miss Yugoslavia Sladjana Bozovic and Miss Bosnia Dzejla Glavovic are two favorites at this years Miss Earth pageant.  Sladjana was fourth in this years Globalbeauties Webmaster award and Dzejla won this award as well as some other preliminary awards.  Best of luck to both of them.

Last years miss Yugoslavia tijana stajsic gets another 10 ten finish 

Courtesy of Daily News (Tijana is 4th from right)

Miss Yugoslavia 2001 Tijana Stajsic got another top ten finish after last weeks Miss Tourism Pageant. The winner of this pageant was Oleksandra Nikolyanko from Ukraine who was top ten finisher at Miss World when Tijana placed in top ten.

Miss Yugoslavia 2002

New Miss Yugoslavia has been chosen.  Her name is Ana Sargic you can read more about Miss Yugoslavia on our special coverage page and also you can read official interview in our interview page.

Miss Croatia World 2002

The new Miss Croatia has been chosen.  Her name is Nina Slamic who finished cosmetic  school.  Her first runner up (right) and new Miss Croatia Europe is Ivona Cernok while second runner up was Adrijana Nagalo(left).  Also new Mister Croatia has been chosen and his name is Bojan Milohanovic, while his first runner up was Slaven Macan (right) and Igor Samukic(left) took the title Mister Charm, Mister Photogenic and also second runner up.

Pictures courtesy of

Miss Yugoslavia 2002

 Coverage of this years Miss Yugoslavia Contest has started today.  You can view more info on it by pressing here. Miss Yugoslavia will be chosen on October 3.  There is Thirty candidates this year and they will all compete in the final event.  Miss Internet will also be chosen and if you want to be the ones to help choose this years Miss Internet you can visit Official Miss Yugoslavia Web site and vote for your favorite contestant.  All of this years Miss Yugoslavia Candidates went to Greece for preparations and now they are in Belgrade getting ready for final evening.  You can ask some questions to this years candidates by sending them to fallowing email

Above is picture of Biljana Veljkovic this years Miss Beauties of Miss Yugoslavia

Mister Bosnia 2002

Night before Miss Bosnia was chosen new Miser Bosnia got his title.  This title went to Nebojsa Malesevic who was second runner up in first Mister Serbian Republic contest.  First runner up title went to Boris Cigler while second runner up title went to Sanel Horozic.  Jasmin Liha took the title of Mister Photogenic while Dzenan Korjenic took the title of Mister Charm.

New Miss Bosnia Has been chosen

New Miss Bosnia is Daniela Vins from Zenica.  She is 17 years old and she will represent Bosnia in this years Miss World Pageant.  First runner up was Selma Sejtanic from Norway while second runner up title and title of Miss Oriflame went to Dragana Sojic Miss Serbian Republic.  Ajla Dzafic became this years Miss Photogenic while Miss Media became Adrijana Gavric.  Also another interesting fact is that Branka Cvijanovic will represent Bosnia in this years Miss Europe Pageant.

Left Branka Cvijanovic Right Dragana Sojic

Miss Slovenia 2002 for Miss World 

Miss Slovenia for Miss World will be held on 9 of October when the new representative will be chosen.  You can go online and vote for them at here.

Miss Yugoslavia 2001 competing one more time

Miss Yugoslavia 2001 Tijana Stajsic is competing in more more pageant before her rain is over.  She is going to be one of the 32 contestants competing for title of Miss Tourism  2002 in Sri Lanka.  Also there is another familiar face competing in this pageant also, Miss Ukraine World 2001 Oleksandra Nikolenko. Just for those who are interested  Tijana is dating Milan Grkovac owner of the Photo store in Novi Sad.  You can see their picture below.

Top model of the world in Germany.

Top model of the world contest has started in Germany.  Yugoslavia has its representative in this contests also. She is Stana Lazendic who was top ten semifinalist in Miss Yugoslavia 2001 contest.

Stana is the first girl.

Courtesy of Miss Deuchland

Miss Yugoslavia has its first representative to Miss earth pageant.

Miss Earth pageant is holding its second annual pageant this year.  Miss Yugoslavia organization is also sending their delegate to this pageant.  Carousel productions have confirmed that Yugoslavia will be represented by no one else but Sladjana Bozovic who has competed in Miss Universe 2002 pageant.

Semifinal competition has completed with a tie. 

This is the first year that Miss Yugoslavia Semifinal competition has finished with a tie.  Suzana Milutinovic and Biljana Mitrovic had the same amount of points so they got to share the title.  Their first runner up was Maja Djordjevic who has been Miss Yugoslavia Beauties choice for the winner.  Second runner up spot went to two girls also.  Sladjana Saulic and Marija Jovicic split that title.  Miss Photogenic was Jovana Jeftic while Miss Charm title went to Suzana Milutinovic.  The whole night was perfect.  Girls came to the stage on the boat that had candles burning on it which made it a dramatic entrance.  Most of the winners and runner ups will advance to final of Miss Yugoslavia contest to be held in October.

The winners.

Some of the candidates during interview section.  Photos Courtesy of

Aleksandra Kokotovic might be one of the major contenders AT miss international pageant

Aleksandra Kokotovic should be one of the strongest candidates in Miss International Pageant.  She has been constantly competing in different international pageants ever since she won her title during Miss Yugoslavia contest.  She has competed in Best Model of the World competition.  Top Model of the World Contest where she was second runner up.  Also she competed in GC Girl World final where she also placed as a second runner up.  In Miss Tourism International World Final she took title of Miss Friendship.  

Aleksandra has also traveled all over the world modeling for Armani, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Escada, St. Johns Knits, Louis Feraud, Versace, Dolce Gabbane, Exte, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne, DKNY, Kenzo, Biblos... She is now appearing in advertisements for Omega watches. She has also been festived in Womens Digest. Most recently in April.  All of these great results should help Aleksandra on the road to becoming new Miss International.

Mister Serbian Republic 2002

In hotel Grand in Banjaluka the most beautiful man of Serbian Republic has been chosen.  He will continue on to the Mister Bosnia contest where he could earn a spot as a representative of Bosnia in one of the Major pageants.  Bojan Jovic, student from Doboj, took the title of Mister Media.  Nebojsa Malesevic took the title of first runner up and also Mister internet.  Krstan Perduh took the title of Mister photogenic while Igor Tadic was chosen as Mister Conginiality.  Drago Jelisavac took the second runner up postition while Marko Stanojcic was pronounced as this years most beautiful man in Serbian Republic.

Courtesy of Primera Look web site.

Trip to Egypt

Miss Yugoslavia Tijana Stajsic and president of Miss Yu organization Vesna Jugovic have returned from Miss Egypt Pageant where they were members of the jury who choose new Miss Egypt Universe.  Both Tijana and Vesna only have good memories from the trip.  They said they were treated like royalties and also only when they came to Egypt and saw all the ladies in traditional clothing they figured how hard is to hold this pageant.  "I loved it in Egypt.  One of my dreams came true" were some of the words Tijana said about Kairo.  Maja Cecic Vidos Miss Croatia Universe 2001 was also there and her and Tijana got along very well and now they have plans of visiting each other.  Tijana's beauty mesmerized Egiptians and she good many modeling offers.  Egypts biggest modeling agency "Face to face" made a contract with her and Tijana will probably soon be going to Egypt once again.  

sladjanas opinions after return from Miss universe

Miss Yugoslavia, Miss Venezuela and Miss India during rehearsals for opening number

On May 29, new Miss Universe was chosen and she was Miss Russia Oxana Federova.  After coming back to Yugoslavia Sladjana Bozovic Miss Yugoslavia has commented on this years pageant.

"The reception was wonderful. We were staying at hotel Intercontinental.  After a long flight we only slept couple hours because the next day we started preparing by doing shoots and rehearsals.  Almost every day we went around the city and we were always welcomed with cheers and flowers.  People in Puerto Rico are just so wonderful.  Every evening we had dinners with influential people from Puerto Rico and around the world, as well as with sponsors of this years event.  We visited Rum factory in which we were not allowed to taste the rum only smell it, also we had a wonderful event organized by American Airlines during which each girl was represented alone.  Another very interesting event was fashion show during which we paraded designs of some well known designers.  Most of these events were used to raise funds for different humanitarian organizations.  We also had an event in which we brought presents from out land for auction. I brought book by Miroslav Antic which is called "The story of the Bird".

Sladjana is fourth from right

During the whole time we were in Puerto Rico we only had two free evenings and even then we were always fallowed by security.  We also had security outside of our rooms at all times.  It is true that there was thousand people in front of our hotel every day waiting to talk to us and take pictures, but they were nice and they didn't cause any problems.  During the evenings I was often asked about political aspects of my country, but I tried to stay out of long conversations on that subject.  They always said good things about our national Basketball team, so I was really proud.  I spent most of my time with representatives of Cyprus, Greece, Sweden, USA, Slovak Republic and Slovenia.  Couple days before the contest my parents arrived in Puerto Rico along with my brother.  They came there to give me some moral support, but we were not in contact much because of the rules.  Five days before the final we had preliminary competition in which top ten were chosen, but they might have been chosen even earlier.  It is known that politics play major factors when it comes to international beauty contests.  Many people thought that Puerto Rico will be in top ten because they are hosts but that didn't happen.  I knew that since Yugoslavia did well in Miss World that Miss Albania is going to be in top ten for sure.  China competed for first time so she was in top ten.  At the end all the small talks turned out to be true.  I am not disappointed that I didnt make top ten because I wasn't expecting much.  I knew that politics are big factor in this pageant as soon as I came there.  They were really nice to us but there was different relationship between organizers and certain girls.  We always had our sash so they could always know who is who.  My favorite was Miss Russia.  I am glad that she won because she is natural Slovak beauty.  After the pageant there was a Gala event for all the girls.  America and Puerto Rico did not attend the gala event because they did not agree with judges decisions.  America was so mad about the results that she declined to go on to the stage after the winner was announced.  In one moment the news reporter from Albania approached me and I got scared.  She asked me what did I think of Miss Albania.  I told her that she is nice looking and that she is charming.  I really thought that she is charming but I knew that she made top ten because of politics. "

Big thank you goes to Svet for this article and also Miss Universe organization for pictures.

East Europe is got its first miss universe

Miss Russia has won Miss Universe Pageant.  This is first time that East European country has won Miss Universe Pageant, also it is first victory in 13 years of any European country.  Our Sladjana Bozovic was unable to qualified into top ten but she has done amazing job in Puerto Rico.  Other finalists were Venezuela, Panama, China and South Africa and five semifinalists were Germany, Cyprus, Canada, Albania and India.

Picture Courtesy of Miss Universe Org.

Miss Universe Yugoslavia 2002 is in puerto rico getting ready for final event on may 29

Sladjana has arrived in Puerto Rico and has been participating in many different events that have been organized by Miss Universe Organization.  Above you can see picture of Sladjana from Fashion Show Extravaganza.  Sladjana has good chance of getting in top 10.  She has been receiving large applouses during her presentation.  Hopefully she will repeat this years success of Tijana Stajsic if not even better.  Below you can see picture of Sladjana with representatives of Bulgaria, Estonia and Croatia.  Sladjana is in back.

Pictures Courtesy of Miss Universe Org.

Miss Croatia Universe 2002

Ivana Paris from Pazina is new Miss Universe Croatia 2002.  Eighteen years old student won most of the votes of the judges.  First Runner Up was Olivijana Gergoric and Second Runner Up was Jelena Rogulj. Miss Photogenic was Dubravka Stefanac who was chosen from Croatian audience from around Croatia.

Mister Yugoslavia 2002

In middle of Tijana's success almost everyone forgot that in 2001 new Mister Yugoslavia wasn't chosen, so the rain of Nikola Bogdanovic was prolonged for couple more months.  New Mister will be chose in February because Mister World pageant was moved to March, and as Milanka Djordjevic director of Miss Yu company said.  She also said that there was many contestants that came to this years contest and they have already had semifinal competition.

Miss Yugoslavia Europe about her experiences in Beirut

"My trip to Beirut was full of political injustices" Said Yugoslavian representative to this years Miss Europe Nevena Djordjevic.  She said that her trip to Beirut took three days because she did not get visa till she came to airport where she had to wait for fourteen hours instead an hour which was originally said.  This was talked about during the pageant.  "Once I was there I realized that I was behind because I missed days which were used by judges to meat delegates.  I think that the stage and everything else was exceptional.  We had to practice our choreography ten days from morning till the evenings.  I was totally relaxed because it was known from beginning that top five are going to be from France, Turkey, Poland, Spain...."  I don't think that I was liked by many but that didn't bother me because I was good friends with miss from Bosnia, Slovenia and Macedonia.  In couple instances Miss Albania tried to provoke me but I went there to represent my country so I did not pay much attention to her.  I spent most of my time with Sanja Plese Miss from Bosnia (pictured above) because we could understand each other the best.  We were always together that people could start asking us about each other when we were alone.  Even with all these small glitches my trip to Beirut was a memorable one especially when Vesna Jugovic came from Yugoslavia and spent couple days with me in Beirut where we celebrated New Year.