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Miss International Australia 2022 is Anjelica Whitelaw

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Anjelica Whitelaw has been officially announced by Karen Jane Productions as Miss International Australia 2022 on Tuesday, October 11. The 26-year-old Sydney-born Filipino-Australian lawyer will represent Australia at the 60th Miss International pageant in Tokyo, Japan this December. A graduate of a bachelor's degree in communication and recently a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Technology Sydney, Anjelica currently works as a lawyer at a commercial law firm in Sydney. In her spare time, the proud bilingual whose Filipino mother hails from Pampanga, Philippines, enjoys traveling and exploring new cuisines with her family and friends. Australia first joined Miss International in 1960 during the pageant's inaugural edition. The country has won the title three times with Tania Verstak in 1962, Jenny Derek in 1981, and Kirsten Davidson in 1992. Meet the new Miss International Australia: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anjelica Whitelaw (

Manhunt International 2022 is Lochie Carey of Australia

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Lochie Carey, representing Australia, was named Manhunt International 2022 during the male supermodel competition's world final held on Saturday, October 1 at Okada Manila in the Philippines. The 23-year-old model and events producer who grew up in Melbourne, Australia beat over 30 other models to win the title and become the second Manhunt International winner from Australia. He also bagged the Face of AQ Prime award. Joshua De Sequera of the Philippines placed second while Elijah Van Zanten of the USA, Tran Manh Kien of Vietnam, and Cas Hagman of the Netherlands were third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Completing the Top 10 finalists were Brazil, Hendson Baltazar; Nicaragua, Hanniel Espinoza; Peru, Daniel Jares; South Africa, Marcus Max Karsten; and Spain, Alexander Calvo. The rest of the Top 16 were the representatives from Indonesia, Deo Nikolas; Japan, Kiichiro Sakamoto; Nepal, Bikalp Shrestha; Nigeria, Lam Chris Chidubem; Sri Lanka, Supun Maduranga; and Venezuela, Jose Lui

Miss Universe Australia 2022 is Monique Riley

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Monique Riley of New South Wales has been crowned as Miss Universe Australia 2022 on Friday, September 9 at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The 27-year-old model, actress, and executive assistant with a degree in creative industries from the Queensland University of Technology will now prepare to represent Australia at the 71st Miss Universe pageant. She succeeds last year's titleholder, Daria Varlamova. Completing the Top 5 were first runner-up Annalise Dalinis, second runner-up Ciara Grehan, third runner-up Hànni Rose Howe and fourth runner-up Alana Deutsher-Moore. Elissa Laforce, Darcy Spinks, Kymberlee Street, Jacinta Pizzata, and Miné Coetser were the rest of the Top 10 finalists. A total of 28 beauties competed for the national title. They were selected through state finals in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Southern Australia last May. This year's glittering event was the first live national final for Miss Universe Au

Miss Universe Australia 2022: Meet the official finalists

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Miss Universe Australia 2022 will be held this Friday, September 9 at the Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, Queensland. Last year's titleholder Daria Varlamova will crown her successor among 28 state finalists from Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Southern Australia. The winner of this year's competition will represent the Land Down Under at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in the first quarter of 2023. Who will be the next Miss Universe Australia? Meet the official finalists: Western Australia Ashleigh Post Briana Demaio Cayla-Lee De Villiers Jacinta Pizzata Sienna Perruzza Queensland Alana Deutsher-Moore Caitlynn Henry Catalina Meldrum Ciara Grehan Chloe Ryan Jacinta Cahill Miné Coetser Shekinah Taderera New South Wales Elissa Laforce Elle Solferini Kymberlee Street Monique Riley Sienna Weir Stella Badenoch Taylah Crome Victoria Annalise Dalinis Ashleigh Sullivan Ariel Russell Darcy Spinks Sally Kurzke Southern Australia Hanni Howe Janitha Perer

Taylor Swift lookalike Sheridan Mortlock wins Miss Earth Australia 2022

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Sheridan Mortlock was crowned Miss Earth Australia 2022 in a glittering competition held on Sunday, September 4 at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. The 22-year-old model and environmental advocate from New South Wales finally won her national title in her third attempt. She was named Miss Earth Australia Air in both the 2019 and 2020 editions. Completing the Top 5 finalists were Naomie White, Riley Aston, Robyn Russel, and Himaya Wijeyaweera. They were crowned Miss Earth Australia Air, Miss Earth Australia Water, Miss Earth Australia Fire, and Miss Earth Australia Charity, respectively. The new Miss Earth Australia succeeds last year's winner Phoebe Soegiono and will now prepare to represent the Land Down Under at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant in the Philippines this November. Her advocacy based on the acronym ACE is "Action, Care and Education" knowing just how important immediate climate action is. She believes that these three pillars are what will drive substantial and sustain

Miss Universe Australia 2022 final date and venue announced

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Miss Universe Australia will hold its first live national final since 2019 on Friday, September 9 at the Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The exciting news from "the land down under" has been officially announced on social media today. Tickets for the final show are now on sale at pinktankevents.com.au . Reigning Miss Universe Australia Daria Varlamova will crown her successor at the end of the event. The next titleholder will compete at Miss Universe 2022, possibly later this year. Australia boasts two Miss Universe winners in history. They are Miss Universe 1972 Kerry Anne Wells and Miss Universe 2004 Jennifer Hawkins. Photo: Miss Universe Australia

Miss World Australia 2022 is Kristen Wright

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Former national gymnast Kristen Wright was named Miss World Australia 2022 at Palazzo Versace on Queensland's Gold Coast on Friday, April 29. The 23-year-old beauty who hails from Mornington, Victoria is a biomedical student and a scuba diving instructor. She succeeds Miss World Australia 2019 Sarah Marschke and will now prepare to represent her country at Miss World 2022 later this year. This year's national competition was held after a 2-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia has won the Miss World title twice with Penelope Plummer (Miss World 1968) and Belinda Green (Miss World 1972). Photos: Miss World Australia

Former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil comes out as bisexual

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Miss Universe Australia 2020 Maria Thattil has come out as bisexual on a recent episode of the Australian reality television series "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" The 28-year-old Australian model of Indian descent took to social media after the episode aired to talk more about her coming out. "Before the show, I had only come out to a handful of people. My brother took my call at midnight last night and talked it over with me - and I realized the reason I’ve been so scared to do this is exactly why I need to," Maria wrote on her official account with photos of herself painted in rainbow colors. "A lack of bisexual visibility for most of my life has meant that the experience was confusing and there were parallels to other experiences I had with social identity. Fear of falling in between the cracks, never fully finding a place in myself," she continued. "No longer a secret to protect but a part of me to celebrate," she added to her c

Miss Universe Australia 2021 is Daria Varlamova

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Daria Varlamova was announced Miss Universe Australia 2021 in a national final held in Melbourne on Tuesday, October 19. The 26-year-old mental health advocate from Victoria succeeds Maria Thattil. She will now prepare to represent Australia at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel in December. Mia Brooks and Jasmine Stringer were named first and second runners-up, respectively, while Ally Draper and Tiana Meehan completed the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss Universe Australia is a student advisor at a university and currently working towards becoming a psychotherapist. "I am incredibly grateful for this platform and what lies ahead. I am also immensely proud of each and every woman that has been a part of this beautiful journey with me," she wrote on her social media account. Australia won Miss Universe twice with Kerry Anne Wells in 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins in 2004. Photos: Miss Universe Australia