By Steve Dellar  |  07-15-2018   News
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Earlier this week, during a story about US President Donald Trump’s visit to NATO, we told you how Ms Grabar-Kitarovic, the current Croatian President (a Fulbright scholar and the former Croatian ambassador to the US), offered a football shirt to POTUS of the Croatian national team just before their World Cup semi-final against England. Croatia went on to win that game, and Ms Kitarovic went on to become internet famous for a few days.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is the president of Croatia and Nicole Natalie Marrow Austin, commonly known as Coco Austin, is an American actress.<br>They both look alike a lot. <a href="https://t.co/Qu50CF7P56">pic.twitter.com/Qu50CF7P56</a></p>&mdash; EDAFE MATTHEW ESEOGHENE (@ELEGBETE1) <a href="https://twitter.com/ELEGBETE1/status/1017769863530602498?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Everywhere, pictures of her in bikini surfaced, greatly complemented by social media commenters for Ms Kitarovic’s ‘curves’ up front.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Croatia&#39;s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović congratulates the team in the dressing room after their win over Russia <a href="https://t.co/WQQqeHT6Ze">https://t.co/WQQqeHT6Ze</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCup</a> <a href="https://t.co/BSOGtgGucC">pic.twitter.com/BSOGtgGucC</a></p>&mdash; ESPN India (@ESPNIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNIndia/status/1015993354973163520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Unfortunately for all of the president’s new fans on Twitter, the images turned out to be old paparazzi shots of Coco Austin from a 2009 trip to Miami with husband Ice-T.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Los Alamos High School graduate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, president of Croatia, going toe to toe with Trump at the recent NATO Summit. <a href="https://t.co/vpo2AwVDxd">pic.twitter.com/vpo2AwVDxd</a></p>&mdash; Allen Marshall (@AllenCMarshall) <a href="https://twitter.com/AllenCMarshall/status/1017385403920338944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The incident likely came as a surprise to Ms Grabar-Kitarovic, who was instrumental in adding Croatia to the European Union in 2013 before becoming the nation’s first female president in January 2015.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Since Croatia is in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCupFinal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCupFinal</a> I got curious and researched about the country in general. One thing that I appreciated most was their president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović . <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCup</a><br><br>See for yourself 👇😍 <a href="https://t.co/6PGGKoCKe8">pic.twitter.com/6PGGKoCKe8</a></p>&mdash; #ThatNiggaPablo (@PabloFedados) <a href="https://twitter.com/PabloFedados/status/1017433468031074311?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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She will travel to Moscow today to sit in the ‘royal box’ next to FIFA President Infantino and French President Emmanuel Macron as France takes on Croatia in the World Cup final.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Croatian Federation President (and former world class player) Davor Suker celebrating go ahead goal. <a href="https://t.co/Bw497vB8Am">pic.twitter.com/Bw497vB8Am</a></p>&mdash; Sunil Gulati (@sunilgulati) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunilgulati/status/1015721909781065728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ms Kitarovic is universally popular in her home country Croatia. As president, she makes $5,000 monthly only, attended George Washington, Harvard and John Hopkins and never forgets how much her countrymen earn. She is praised for her rigid and frugal lifestyle. For example, to get to Moscow to watch the games of the Croatian team, Ms Kitarovic takes economy flights together with other Croatian supporters.

Source:

https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/story/viral-test-croatia-president-bikini-kolinda-grabar-kitarovic-fifa-1285348-2018-07-13

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Anonymous No. 31301 1531652488

Media Faked the News for Ad-Click Baiting Revenue.

Is that even possible? ☺☻☺

Anonymous No. 31302 1531652726

All the other Yugoslav nations already regret breaking up with her 😂

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