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Once a former war-torn Communist country that was at the heart of the Croatian War Of Independence a quarter of a century ago, Croatia has–like a phoenix–risen from the ashes to become one Europe’s go-to destinations.
With a population of 4.1 million and a thriving international name in both sports and entertainment, the country has produced notable athletes such as current UFC heavyweight American-born champion Stipe Miocic, six-time NBA champion Toni Kukoc, the late Drazen Petrovic of the then-New Jersey Nets, Grand Slam champion Goran Ivanisevic and current WTA tennis star Marin Cilic.
Famous actors—and epic TV series to call Croatia home include former ER star Goran Visnjic, HBO’s epic fantasy series, Game of Thrones and models include Elizabeta Burg, Nina Moric and Ivana Misura. Could Petra Mestric be the next untapped Croatian modeling sensation?
A curvy and mesmerizing mix of classic beauty and sexy edginess, Mestric has both the look and style to take one’s breath away. While many may not know her name now, due to being over in Croatia, make no mistake that the 5’6 blond-haired beauty is one to keep an eye on in the world of glamour modeling.
Below is my Q and A with Petra as we talk about her former war-torn homeland and why Croatian women are so beautiful.
Who Is She?
Name: Petra Mestric
Height: 168 cm (5’6)
Birthplace: Varazdin, Croatia
Measurements: 82-64-87 (32-25-34)
Social Media Links: Facebook: Petra Petra Mestric | Instagram: @petramestric
Croatia is a very beautiful and scenic country, what is it that you love about it so much? Croatia is beautiful country and what I like the most is that this country is so different. You have amazing coast and sea and then on another side are mountains, then some interesting historical places.
Thoughts on the growth of Croatian born models coming from your country? We are small country I am very happy that Croatian models are doing great in modeling world. We have very beautiful girls and they for sure deserve their place on big catwalks.
Your country is just now recovering from a long and brutal war, how do you think it will continue to grow? Depends on the parts of the country but people here put a lot of effort to make the country the best place to live and tourism is helping a lot in it.
What is it about about Croatian women being so sexy, curvy yet mysterious? Well, I would say we have really good genetics and also most of Croatian girls work out and take a lot of care to look the best they can!
Fave countryman that you follow abroad? From models, our model Faretta is doing big on international catwalks and we have successful plus size model Lucija from sports person, I like to see our football players playing in big clubs.
What kind of model do you consider yourself? (Instagram, pin-up/glamour, fashion) All of these I prefer fashion
What brands have you modeled for?I modeled for a lot of Croatian designers
Where has been your favorite place to shoot? All around my country
What is the most exciting aspect of modeling?To work with amazing people
With spring now here and summer right around the corner, what fashion and style tips and trends do you have for looking good when the temperature drops?This is perfect time to wear some long dresses in all colors
Bikini swimwear choices? Two pieces, wet suit, thong? I like two-piece swimsuits!
Within the industry, who is your inspiration? I like Adriana Lima
What is your secret to staying in shape? I go in the gym
Outside of modeling, what are your hobbies? Gym
Sports question: Who are your favorite teams and clubs?The Croatian national football team
What are your favorite cities to travel to?Pag in our coast
Any plans to come to the States? Yes! I have some offers to come!
What advice would you give to women aspiring to get into modeling? If you always wanted to be a model you should try to do it