In Serbia, the name Vanja Hadzovic is make waves in diplomatic circles. Although she holds a degree in management in media, Vanja doesn’t seem to have managed her “media” to well.
**** photos of herself in revealing garments have exploded across the internet. Even though many links on Google can be found, almost all are dead and social network profiles have been recently deleted. She announced that she is employed in the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but no information can be found about her experience in this field.
Vanja, who is 27, has refused to comment on the photos, although the Daily Mail says that she spoke to them saying that the photos were taken from a social media account and that she is contemplating stepping down from her position to avoid any more drama associated with the photos. “I think I’m going to quit, because the situation is unbearable for everyone. I still do not know how to react. I’m still in shock,” she said.
The photos first appeared on the Serbian dily “Blic”. Her boss at the foreign ministry, Serbia’s foreign secretary Ivan Mrkic, says she will find herself at the centre of a government probe. But he also said it was important to remember that she was in training and held no diplomatic status as of yet. Sources said the ministry is embarrassed by what has happened, but he defended her right to pose and put the images on social networking sites.‘To appear on social networks is the right of every individual. But our employees of the ministry of foreign affairs need to act according to the code of conduct on these networks. The employee that was mentioned has shut down her profiles on these networks,’ the minister added. He also praised her as a person who ‘conscientiously carries out her everyday duties’.
Vanja Hadzovic was received in September at the prestigious Diplomatic Academy, and she started going to the classes two weeks ago. Although she was accepted on the first try, according to “Blic” not everything went smoothly.
“Blic” has said that members of the committee who decide on the admission of students to the Diplomatic Academy are “problematic”. The committee includes, among others, as “Blic” learned: Slobodan Milosevic’s Advisor on Foreign Relations, a special adviser to the foreign minister Ivan Mrkic, Ivan Mrkic’s secretary and a chief of staff of the Minister of Justice.
So, how will Vanja’s diplomatic career end up? Will she become someday an ambassador or end up in some other profession? In these days, your guess is as good as mine.
By the way, apparently she loves to sky dive too, as you can see from the video below!