2006: The most successful year of the Slovak pageantry
Katarina Manova, Julia Liptakova, Eva Mrazikova and Judita Hrubyova
The modern history of the Slovak pageantry started in 1993 when the Slovak Republic had been established.
The very first Miss Slovak Republic Silvia Lakatosova had an enormous success at Miss Universe 1994 in Manila, Philippines, where she became the 3rd runner-up. Later, many placements in the tops followed.
However, the most successful year so far was definitelly 2006
Miss Earth 2006, top 16.- Judita Hrubyova
This is the first time this country made the cut in this pageant, so that should be a breakthrough worth celebrating. Judita worked the stage with her lovely lean figure and statuesque frame with aplomb. Her participation at Miss Universe could only stand her in good stead.
Miss Intercontinental 2006, winner.- Katarina Manova
From the unknown reasons the original Miss Earth SR Katarina Manova had been delegated to the Miss Intercontinental Pageant what has showed as a sensational decision of our national director. A 20-year-old model and a student of economy became an absolute stunner in Nassau, Bahamas, where she was elected Miss Intercontinental prevailing over 44 worldwide contestants. She will face a wonderful year in Germany under the Management of WBO Europe.
Miss Bikini International 2006, winner.- Julia Liptakova
An experienced model Julia has been competing in beauty pageants since her 16. In 2004 she won Miss Body Beautiful of the World in Malaysia. In 2005 she finished 3rd in the Model Of The Year in Korea and was also awarded as Best Body in Swimsuit. Continuing in her successes she made it to the 3rd runner-up in the Global Beauty Queen pageant in China.
China has proved being her “bless-place“ – right here she was crowned Miss Bikini International and also awarded Miss Body Beautiful . "I am very proud and want to dedicate this title to my country", she told the press minutes after her victory.
Queen of the World 2006, 3rd. runner up.- Eva Mrazikova
After a few-year break, Eva Mrazikova, a finalist of Miss Slovakia 2005, was sent to Mannheim, Germany to represent at the Queen of the World Pageant. Eva´s placement was a wonderful achievement not only for her but also for Natalia Kacinova - Queen of the World 1998 winner and the franchise-holder for the Slovak Republic to put in remembrance her shiny times.
Miss European Union 2006, winner.- Silvia Kovacova
Silvia Kovacova, a 20-year old model from Topolcany, won the title Miss European Union on December, 18 in Rome, Italy. The beauty who stands 178 cm walked away with a crown by the French designer Sandrina Flamant decorated with the Swarovski crystals, 30 000 € cash prize and a licence for organizing the national round of the competition. She also received the airtickets to New York City where she is going to promote the Miss European Union title.
Miss Europe Junior 2006, winner.- Nikoleta Kosova
Liberec, Czech Republic hosted the most prestigious European teen pageant Miss Europe Junior Open 2006 where a student of history Nikoleta Kosova was crowned a new teen-queen of the old continent beating 24 other contestants. Nikoleta speaks four languages. She has continued in the success of the Slovak delegate from the last year, when Katarina Manova, the current Miss Intercontinental, became the first runner-up Miss Europe Junior.
Collaboration of Barbora Markova (Slovak Republic)