IMG_2100Melbourne medical student Olivia Wells, who was recently crowned Miss Universe Australia 2013, is studying a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery at Monash University and has hopes of assisting underprivileged countries that require medical assistance.

Miss Universe Australia is a national beauty pageant of Australia that selects the representative to the Miss Universe pageant.

Olivia will soon be heading to Russia, where she will be Australia’s representative at Donald Trump’s International Pageant, to be held in Moscow on 9 November 2013, where hopefully she will win the coveted crown.

Miss Universe Australia in conjunction with Face of Australia Cosmetics staged the “Face of Australia Cosmetics National Costume Competition” for emerging designers to create and design the Australian National Costume to be paraded by Olivia in Moscow.  Queensland Designer, Jason Chectcuti, was announced as the winner with a design that was inspired by the curves of the female form, the blue incorporating our beach culture and the feathers on the dress representing Australia’s wildlife.  Jason studied in Paris and has worked on Project Runway Australia.

The National Costume Launch Presented by Face of Australia Cosmetics held an exclusive Runway Show in Sydney recently at L’Aqua, which showcased a sneak preview of Jason’s winning design, which was paraded by Olivia Wells.

The runway show also featured Adelaide designer Paolo Sebastian’s beautiful handcrafted evening gown that Olivia will wear in the contest.  The parade also included a collection of dresses that will Olivia will take with her to Moscow as part of her wardrobe.

Miss Universe is the second most watched event in the world with over 3 billion viewers, following the World Cup.

Sandra Tiltman  PHOTO:  John Pond  


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