Miss World Australia wants to empower young women from diverse backgrounds.
Justine Clark is the first woman in Australia to compete in a beauty pageant in a wheelchair. Justine has inspired young people with disabilities to pursue their goals in the fashion and beauty industry. We are so proud of Justine and she will always be a big part of the Miss World Australia family.
Esma Voloder was crowned Miss World Australia 2017 in Melbourne on July 14th, 2017. Esma was born in a refugee camp in Austria when her parents fled the Bosnian War. Esma is a proud Muslim woman and continues to promote kindness and understanding.
Adau Mornyang was a 2017 Miss World Australia National Finalist. Adau placed Top Ten and was the winner of the Top Model challenge.
Adau Mornyang is a refugee from South Sudan and made news internationally when she started a conversation about violence against women. The brave model shared her story to encourage other young woman to speak up against up violence. Adau is an inspiring role model and is pursuing an international model career.
Magnolia was the first Indigenous contestant to be selected from a remote community in the Northern Territory. Magnolia is from “Yirrkala” in far North East Arnhem Land. Magnolia placed in the Top 10 in the 2016 competition. Since competing Magnolia has continued to inspire young Indigenous children through her international modelling career. Magnolia is also an aspiring actress.
Twenty year old Sydney woman Elice Jayne Craig who lost an eye as child wowed the judges at the Miss World NSW preliminary final at Macarthur Square.
Elice has chosen not to get a prostetchic eye, but proudly show that beauty comes in all forms. Elice will compete in the Miss World Australia NSW State final in July.