India-born Priya Serrao migrated to Australia from the Middle East has crowned as the Miss Universe Australia 2019. The Indian born model defeated 28 other women from across the country to win the title on Thursday night. The 26-year-old model will represent Australia in the Miss Universe event later this year.After winning the competition Priya Serrao said, she expects more diversity in the event. She also said that winning Miss Universe Australia was a huge surprise to her as it was her first beauty pageant contest.According to Ms Serrao, she was so sure she wouldn’t take out the top spot she didn’t even invite her family to the final ceremony.“I thought it’d be sad (that) they’d see me not make it, and they’d miss out,” she told The Herald Sun.
Miss Universe Australia Priya Serrao
Priya Serrao is a law graduate who currently works at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and regions in Melbourne, she was born in India. Her family moved to Oman and Dubai before settling finally in Australia.
Western Australia’s Bella Kasimba and Marijina Radmanovic from Victoria rounded out in top three of this year, placing second and third.
Sharing photos on social media, she wrote, “I still can’t believe everything that’s happened in the last 24 hours. A huge thank you for all your support so far. I can’t wait to get started! “A few days back, while still in the competition, she had shared a photo of herself looking lovely in a blush pink dress, and wrote, “What a great end to my birthday and an even better start to @missuniverseaustralia.official nationals week.”
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