Mia Pojatina won the Miss Universe Croatia 2018 (Miss Universe Hrvatske 2018) pageant on April 22, 2018 and will be the 22nd Miss Croatia contestant to compete in the Miss Universe competition on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Pojatina competed against 17 other beauty queens in an effort to claim the title and become eligible to compete on the Miss Universe world stage. Additionally, Pojatina won the Miss Photogenic award at the Miss Universe Croatia 2018 competition.
There has never been a Croatian woman to win the Miss Universe title. Contestants have placed in the top 15 three times since Vladimir Kraljevi started the Miss Universe Croatia pageant system in 1997 allowing for women of the country to represent Croatia on the Miss Universe world stage.
Pojatina was born in Nova, Gradiška, Croatia where she played volleyball and practiced as a pianist for the past fifteen years. Prior to receiving her title as Miss Universe Croatia 2018, Pojatina graduated from Medical Laboratory Diagnosis at the Zagreb University. Pojatina has been seen on multiple magazine covers throughout Croatia and has made multiple celebrity appearances since her win.