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Do These Photographs Show the Croatian President in a Bikini?

A set of images purportedly showing Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in a bikini actually show model Coco Austin.

In July 2018, as the country’s football team advanced to the World Cup finals (they eventually lost to the French team), a series of photos in the bikini wearing the bikini in the Crimean President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović were allegedly circulated on social media.


The bottom two photos in this photo do show Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. However, the top three women are completely different: the American model Coco Austin was held in Miami Beach in 2009.

Although Coco Austin’s photos are the most widely spread photos along with this erroneous claim, this is not the only photo that was mistaken by a bikini woman’s photo as the Croatian president. The second photo shows a woman in a blue bikini who was also shared as if it had grabbed Grabar-Kitarović on the beach:

Again, the woman in this picture is not the Croatian president.

This image is part of a larger set of photographs that was included in a 2014 gallery on a porn website:

These images seem to originate from a group of vacation photos taken by private citizens, and we won’t shoot here for privacy reasons.

None of these photos really show Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović wearing a bikini. However, for those who are just eager to see the national swimwear leader, at least one photo of the Croatian president wearing a swimsuit is real. In January 2015, a photo called Grabar-Kitarović was published on the cover of 24 Sata Express magazine:

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