|Beautiful 22-year-old Natalija Prica is new Miss Universe Croatia.
"I have to admit that I was in shock when they announced me the winner because there were so many beautiful girls," says the 22-year-old Zagreb resident.
The stomatology student spent the evening of her win in quiet because she is not the kind to party a lot, she says.
Prica is especially satisfied with the grand prize, the four-year scholarship to Zagreb School of Economy and Management.
Although she did not want to disclose the name of her boyfriend, Prica offered some advice about having a successful relationship, daily Vecernji List writes. She said that trust and the feeling of security are very important factors in the relationship, as well as mutual love.
Prica said that she admires strong women because they invest a lot more in their success than men. Her idol is one such woman, Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor.
"I would love to meet her, I really admire her strength, she is my idol," says Prica.
Croatian Miss Universe will compete in the worldwide Miss Universe pageant held on 12 September in Brazil.