A slightly different beauty cut (and hair color) from the recent past, but still an all-Aussie winner with a special mission in life.
Olivia Wells, 19 and representing Melbourne, was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2013. The student of Medicine defeated 29 other gorgeous national finalists from all over the continent, but none moreso glaring than a disappointed 1st Runner-Up (and strong favorite) Tegan Martin who also ended up in the same spot two years ago to Scherri-Lee Biggs.
The tall brunette from Black Rock will now represent her country in Moscow’s Miss Universe 2013. For now, she is setting aside her university studies, but will still return to her plans of becoming a full-pledged Pediatric Surgeon in the future to serve medical missions around the world as well as her motherland.
2nd Runner-Up honors went to Marsi Fernandez, with Kristy Coulcher and Mary Vitinaros (who placed 2nd to Renae Ayris in last year’s edition) coming in as 3rd and 4th Runners-Up respectively.
Good luck, Olivia! 🙂
Renae Ayris is Miss Universe Australia 2012
Just as I predicted, my top seed to win Miss Universe Australia 2012 was crowned the fairest in the land down under. 21 year-old Renae Ayris – representing Perth – narrowly defeated 1st Runner-Up Mary Vitinaros of Melbourne (also in my Top 5) to become her country’s representative to Miss Universe this coming December. The 5’9″ dancer and photography enthusiast will now have her hands full preparing for the big one after succeeding last year’s winner Scherri-Lee Biggs (also from WA) who finished among the Top 10 in Sao Paulo. Other girls in the Top 5 are 2nd Runner-Up Amy Fromm, 3rd Runner-Up Lucy Tottiett and 4th Runner-Up Julia Perrott Clarke. Below is a video of the finals courtesy of Peter Sereno / Dear Pageant Girl.
All I can say for now is “Congratulations, Renae!” 😀