Miss Universe Australia

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Miss Universe Australia
Formation 2004
Type Beauty Pageant
Location  Australia
Membership Miss Universe
Director Deborah Miller[1]
Website missuniverseaustralia.com.au

Miss Universe Australia is an annual national beauty pageant that has selected Australia's representative to the Miss Universe pageant since 2004.


Miss Universe Australia is a national beauty pageant of Australia owned by national director Deborah Miller that every year selects a representative to go to the international Miss Universe pageant which is owned by Mr. Donald Trump and NBC.

Before Miss Universe Australia, the official representatives at Miss Universe from Miss Australia pageant winner. There have been two Miss Universe title holders from Australia: Kerry Anne Wells in 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins in 2004. Hawkins was the first Miss Universe Australia candidate and the first from the pageant to win Miss Universe.

The current Miss Universe Australia is Olivia Wells from Melbourne. Wells failed to place in the semifinals at Miss Universe 2013, ending a five year placing streak for Australia.


Year Winner City State Placement Award
2013 Olivia Wells Melbourne Victoria Did not place
2012 Renae Ayris Perth Western Australia 3rd Runner-Up
2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs[2] Perth Western Australia Top 10 Finalist
2010 Jesinta Campbell[3] Gold Coast Queensland 2nd Runner-Up Miss Congeniality
2009 Rachael Finch[4] Townsville Queensland 3rd Runner-Up
2008 Laura Dundovic[5] Sydney New South Wales Top 10 Finalist
2007 Kimberley Busteed[6] Gladstone Queensland Did not place
2006 Erin McNaught[7] Canberra Australian Capital Territory Did not place
2005 Michelle Guy[8] Perth Western Australia Did not place
2004 Jennifer Hawkins[9] Newcastle New South Wales Miss Universe 2004
      To be determined

Preliminary divisions[edit]

Ranking by Region[edit]

Region Titles Years
Queensland 3 2007, 2009, 2010
Western Australia 3 2005, 2011, 2012
New South Wales 2 2004, 2008
Victoria 1 2013
Australian Capital Territory 1 2006


  1. ^ "Aussie top three in Miss Universe". BigPond News. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Costa, Alice (8 July 2011). "Perth beauty Scherri-Lee Biggs crowned Miss Universe Australia". Herald Sun. 
  3. ^ "Here's Miss Universe Australia 2010 - Jesinta Campbell". The Daily Telegraph. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Townsville model Rachael Finch crowned Miss Universe Australia". Townsville Bulletin. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Meet Miss Universe Australia, Laura Dundovic". The Daily Telegraph. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Beauty stunned by win". Sunday Herald Sun. 22 April 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Meet the new Miss Australia". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 June 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "WA woman to represent Australia for Miss Universe". ABC News. 2 April 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Miss Australia, Crowned Miss Universe(R) 2004 During Live NBC Telecast On June 1". PR Newswire. 2 June 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 

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