Twenty-four beautiful, young ladies, strutted this afternoon on the runway at the Sir Stamford Circular Quay in Sydney their best bodies on swimwear, their elegance on evening gowns, and their best personalities during the New South Wales’ state-final competition for Miss Universe Australia 2012. They showed their lovely smiles with their exceptional walk to the audience and the panel of judges for the chance to represent the state in the Miss Universe Australia 2012 next month in Melbourne. All 24 ladies came from all over the state of NSW, and were selected from previous preliminaries held at the Macquarie Centre last month.
As the young women sashayed on the runway with confidence and charm, wearing their swimwear and evening wear, the judges intimately watched and scored them. The panel of judges included the National Director of Miss Universe Australia – Deborah Miller, Director of Kooey Swimwear – Nikki Silverthorne; and, journalist and media commentator, Melissa Hoyer.
After the girls walked with confidence and pride on their glittering and beautiful gowns, they wittingly answered their individual questions during the question and answer portion. Everyone gave the ladies thunderous applause for, not only showing their ‘grace under pressure’, but also their individual personalities.
At the end of the event, seven young ladies stood out, namely, Cathy Cowdroy, Natalie Jamieson, Melinda Kemp, Nicole Rosetto, Kristina Okunzawa, Elesha Manolas and Chelsea Trotter. All seven gorgeous girls will now have to compete with other finalists from other states in Melbourne on the 8th of June for the chance to be proclaimed Miss Universe Australia 2012. Current Miss Universe Australia, Scherri-Lee Biggs, will be crowning her successor on the same night.
Miss Universe Australia 2012 will be the nation’s delegate to the Miss Universe 2012 pageant wherein she will attempting to bring home the coveted title once held by Kerry-Ann Wells and Jennifer Hawkins in 1972 and 2004, respectively. Other notable former beauty queens-turned-celebrities who made their mark in the Donald Trump-owned international pageant were Rachael Finch and Jesinta Campbell.
More photos on Gallery of Miss Universe Australia 2012 NSW Finals.