The Miss Universe Australia National Final was held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Thursday June 27. The event of the year was hosted by our favourites Olivia Wells and Ash Williams who always put on an entertaining evening for all of our guests. We also had a special guest performance from Nathan Foley who sang a few songs during the Finalists gown parade. The guests also enjoyed a choreographed opening number by the 28 National Finalists in their Esther & Co cocktail wear.

The Finalists stayed dressed in Esther & Co for their introductions, followed by the girls hitting the stage for their swimwear section in their luxe Bondi Born sets, finished by the elegant gown parade. The National Finalists displayed some Australian Designers on the runway including Signor Mont (worn by our MUA 2019), Jadore, ONS Boutique, Something Borrowed Boutique and some of the girls wore the gorgeous Kailis Jewellery.

All of the girls looked perfectly stage ready thanks to our teams from Alison Jade Cosmetics, Alarna Bell Make-up, Circles of Hair, Heading out Hair, Natalie Anne Hair Care, Glow by Beca, Pola SDI & Vogue Dental and Showpony Hair Extensions.

Backstage all of the Finalists gathered in support and excitement for one another as the crowning ceremony drew closer and the night progressed. Victorian Priya Serrao was crowned as Miss Universe Australia for 2019, the first runner up went to Western Australian Isabella Kasimba.

Miss Universe Australia 2019: Priya Serrao, VIC
1st Runner Up: Isabella Kasimba, WA
2nd Runner Up: Marijana Radmanovic, VIC
3rd Runner Up: Julia Edwards, WA
4th Runner Up: Madeline Cowe, QLD

Miss Congeniality Award: Diana Hills, NSW
Toybox Ambassador Award: Hanni Howe, SA
Social Ambassador Award: Alexandra Duggan, SA

A huge congratulations and heartfelt thank you to all of the Australian Finalists who performed not only on, but off the runway throughout the entire 2019 program. It was a night and experience that all of the 28 girls will remember for the rest of their lives. Enjoy some photos of the National Finalists with their backstage preparations leading up to the show, along with highlights throughout the final night.