Miss Universe Croatia 2017, Shanaelle Petty (19) has been in Dubrovnik recording video material for her bid to become the next Miss Universere. Petty spent two days in Dubrovnik shooting video and photos and even had the time to catch up with the newly elected mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, for a chat.
“I've never been to Dubrovnik and I'm thrilled! My friends from America have seen the photos and are already packing their suitcases,” commented Petty.
Petty is the first candidate in the twenty-year history of Miss Universe in Croatia whose mother also took part in the event. Unfortunately she didn’t have the opportunity to share her win with her mother as she died when Petty was only six years old. He mother, Ivana Krajina, took part in Miss Universe Croatia twenty years ago but died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma when Petty was only six. We wish her the best of luck for the finals in November in the Philippines.