A native of Minnetonka, Katarina Spasojevic was crowned Miss Minnesota USA on 27 June 2021 and represented Minnesota at the Miss USA 2021 pageant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a first-generation college student and worked as a commercial model.
Katarina is the oldest of child of three and takes great pride in being an example to her younger sister and brother. She grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and living in the land of 10,000 lakes has made her an avid lover of nature and being on the lake.
Deciding to stay close to home, Katarina furthered her education as a first-generation college student and pursued a path in business law and marketing at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Since attending the U of M, Katarina has been recognized by Alpha Epsilon Phi’s honor roll, the university dean’s list, and has received the President’s Emerging Scholarship.
Katarina currently works as a commercial model, has been seen in advertisements for Target, walked in bridal runways, and is published in two Parisian magazines. She has become passionate about encouraging young women to be themselves through practicing self-care and loving who they are.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Katarina’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Taylor’s previous pageant photos.
All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Katarina’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Madeline Helget as Miss Minnesota USA 2022.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Katarina’s “after the crown” photos.