Earlier this year, she burst onto the Eurovision scene in Rotterdam as fans fell in love with her funky dance-pop anthem “Tick-Tock”. And while Croatia’s newest superstar narrowly missed out on the grand final, Albina can now add a new title to her resume.
We are pleased to announce that Albina is the winner of the wiwibloggs Miss Congeniality Vision Music Award 2021!
This award was voted on by members of the Wiwi Jury.
Albina wins Miss Congeniality at the Vision Music Awards 2021
In 2013, Team Wiwi founded our Miss/Mr Congeniality Award to honour the contestant whose press conferences and off-stage appearances did the most to upkeep the Eurovision tradition of peace and camaraderie.
And it’s Croatia’s Albina who is next up to join this illustrious line up of sweethearts in the Vision Music Awards hall of fame.
Eurovision 2021 looked a little different than what we’re used to. With the Eurovision village going fully digital and almost all pre-parties cancelled in line with health and safety restrictions, there wasn’t as much opportunity to meet face to face with this year’s superstars.
But Albina kept us smiling throughout. At press conferences, interviews and even the Moroccanoil turquoise carpet event, she showed up with a smile on her face and a warmth in her heart. And of course, she always served a look!
Here’s what some of our wiwibloggers reporting on the ground in Rotterdam had to say about our Croatian queen:
“Albina has an inner brilliance that reflects her outer beauty. She was always so positive and you could feel that she really wanted to be there, and she enjoyed every second. You can feel her aura glowing!” — Cinan
“In her presence, she’s so warm. Always humble with a smile on her face!” — Suzanne
“Albina turned up to every press conference and interview with her hearty laugh and her massive heart. She doesn’t speak at people, but with them. She isn’t just a public figure. She is optimism and she is love embodied in a star.” — William
“She’s the kind of person that you don’t forget and you always have a big smile when you’re with her” — Diego
Vision Music Awards 2021
This award is just one of 14 awards we have launched as part of the Vision Music Awards 2021 (VMAs).
Our 14 categories — from Best Dressed to Best Use of Social Media — identify the contestants who left the biggest impression on Eurovision fans, regardless of whether they won the contest or not.
Click here to see the remaining categories, and stay tuned to find out the Vision Music Award winners!
Are you happy to see Albina named Miss Congeniality? Who deserves an honourable mention in this award category? Let us know in the comments down below.