Sára Mikulenková has been officially confirmed to represent the Czech Republic in the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA this January.
The 20-year-old model from Valašské Meziříčí was chosen among the Top 20 finalists of the Česká Miss Essens 2022 competition whose final show is scheduled for December 11. Another finalist, Anežka Heralecká, was already named Miss Earth Czech Republic 2022 and will go to the Miss Earth 2022 final this month in the Philippines.
“I don’t even know where to start but yes, strange things are happening to me right now with life, but in a positive way. Fate took me in a different direction than I had planned. I feel humility, gratitude, joy, tears of happiness, and above all, support,” said the newly appointed Miss Universe Czech Republic.
This year’s revolutionized Česká Miss Essens pageant showcases the contestants’ journey to the competition with the reality show “Hledá se Miss” on Prima Show. The judging panel consists of Czech model Pavlína Němcová, model and former Česká Miss titleholder Andrea Bezděková, PURE Model Management Founder and CEO Roman Holárek, and ESSENS President Michal Kovar.
The upcoming edition of Miss Universe will be held on January 14 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center where Harnaaz Sandhu of India will crown her successor at the end of the event.
Meet the new Miss Universe Czech Republic:
Photos: Česká Miss Essens, Sára Mikulenková / Instagram