Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in bikini? No, it’s a model Coco Austin

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in bikini? No, it’s actually a model Coco Austin
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in bikini? No, it’s actually a model Coco Austin

A set of photos claimed to be of Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in a bikini had gone viral on social media recently as Croatia reached the final of FIFA World Cup

The Hush Post: At a time when the world was in the grip of football fever and everybody was in general and Croatians, in particular, were going berserk, at the same time a set of photos claimed to be of Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in a bikini had gone viral on social media recently as Croatia reached the final of FIFA World Cup.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in bikini? No, it’s actually a model Coco Austin
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in bikini? No, it’s actually a model Coco Austin

While the Croatian team ended up losing the soccer World Cup to France, those pictures still kept setting the internet and social media on fire. Everybody was forwarding these photos of the two-piece bikini-clad woman claiming the same to be of the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.  However, these photos were of another woman, Coco Austin, an American model, who strikingly resembles the Croatian President. Coco Austin had got these photos clicked a beach in Miami in 2009, a report said.

Although the Coco Austin images were the ones most widely spread in accompaniment of this errant claim, this wasn’t the only time that pictures of a bikini-clad woman have been misidentified as photographs of the Croatian President. A second image showing a woman in a blue bikini has also been shared as if it captured Grabar-Kitarović at the beach:

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

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

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These images appear to have originated with a set of vacation photographs taken by a private citizen, whom we will not identify here for privacy reasons.

None of these photographs truly shows Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in a bikini. However, for those who are simply desperate to see a national leader in swimwear, at least one photograph of the Croatian president in a swimsuit may be genuine. In January 2015, a picture purportedly showing Grabar-Kitarović on vacation was published on the cover of the magazine 24 Sata Express:

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