Izabela Ion who placed 1st Runner-up to Miss Austria 2018, will represent the nation of Austria at Miss Universe 2018.
Before the Miss Austria competition, Izabela made friends with a fellow competitor, Daria Schuricht. Both girls reside in Lauterbach, Izabela's hometown, together they organized a charity event for that went towards the charity section of Miss Austria, the event was in support of the SOS Children's Villages Educational Program.
As part of the Miss Austria competition, Izabela competed in Charity, Gown, Interview and a closed-door swimsuit competition. This was the first year that the swimsuit has been a closed-door competition.
Izabela's official title is Vice Miss Austria 2018!
Austria has never won a Miss Universe crown, will Izabela be the very first?