Lucija Potočnik was crowned Miss Universe Slovenia 2016 on June 24. She will have a few months to prepare for Miss Universe 2016, where she hopes to be crowned by the reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines.
Potočnik won the Miss Gaming Slovenia Pageant in 2014. She is a student at the University of Maribor. In addition to several prizes like makeup, shoes and dresses the new Miss Universe Slovenia won a €20,000 scholarship to study at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management.
Picture by Ulla Wolk
Closeup of Lucija Potočnik
The country began in the Miss Universe Pageant in 2001. In 2012, the main national pageant organizers "Delo Revije", a magazine company, lost the franchise license due to company's bankruptcy filed in 2011. In 2013, the franchise was acquired by Vladimir Kraljevic, who is also the national director of Miss Universe Croatia.