Olivia Wells

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Olivia Wells
BornOlivia Genevieve Wells
(1994-04-29) 29 April 1994 (age 24)
Melbourne, Australia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
TitleMiss Universe Australia 2013
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Miss Universe Australia 2013 (Winner)
Miss Universe 2013

Olivia Genevieve Wells (born 29 April 1994 in Melbourne) is an Australian beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2013 and represented Australia at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia on 9 November 2013.[2] She is the first woman to be crowned Miss Universe Australia from the state of Victoria.[3]

Early life[edit]

Wells grew up in the Bayside suburb of Black Rock with her family. Her primary and secondary education was completed Loreto Mandeville Hall. During her school years she excelled academically winning the Victorian Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize in 2010 and was accepted into the Kwong Le Dow Young Scholars Program at Melbourne University in 2011. Wells completed high school in 2012 and is a medical student at Monash University in Melbourne. After winning Miss Universe Australia 2013 she was forced to take a one-year intermission from her studies.[3]

Miss Universe pageant[edit]

The Miss Universe Australia pageant was the first pageant Wells competed in; representing her home state of Victoria and was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2013. She beat out 29 other national finalists from all over the continent. Wells was an underdog in the lead up to the national pageant with betting odds at 51:1 for her taking the title.[4]

Wells represented Australia at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant on 9 November 2013 in Moscow. Although considered a favourite, she failed to place in the semifinals, ending Australia's five-year streak of consecutive placements in Miss Universe, from 2008 through 2012.


Wells is an active philanthropist and regularly volunteers her time both locally and internationally. Most notably, Wells is an ambassador for Operation Smile Australia and has participated in a mission in Lima Peru.[5] Wells is also an ambassador for the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.[6] As outlined in her answer to her final five question at the Miss Universe Australia pageant, Wells also volunteers weekly with Embrace Education, tutoring English as a second language to children from underprivileged migrant and refugee backgrounds.[7]


  1. ^ "Miss Universe Bio". 1 October 2013.
  2. ^ Epstein, Jackie (12 July 2013). "University can wait for Miss Universe Australia Olivia Wells". Herald Sun.
  3. ^ a b Jackie Epstein; Anna Byrne (13 July 2013). "Miss Universe Australia Olivia Wells to take medicine skills to developing world". Herald Sun.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131019050334/http://www.tomwaterhouse.com/Entertainment.asp?cgroup=1000012257. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Miss Universe beauty Olivia Wells aims to help Third World'".
  6. ^ "Miss Universe beauty Olivia Wells aims to help Third World'".
  7. ^ "Miss Universe Australia named". Sky News Australia. 13 July 2013.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Western Australia Renae Ayris
Miss Universe Australia
Succeeded by
New South Wales Tegan Martin