Tegan Martin, an entrant from New South Wales, was crowned Miss Universe Australia at the 2014 Australian National Final, in a glittering ceremony held at Melbourne’s Sofitel Hotel recently.

Tegan Martin wearing her crown

Tegan Martin wearing her crown

The elegant black tie dinner began with guests mingling over cocktails, before entering the Ballroom, which had been specially decorated for the evening.

Finalists from every state in Australia lined up for the first parade in front of the judging panel, which included some famous faces such as Gina Liano, barrister and star of Real Housewives of Melbourne. The swimwear parade was followed by the first round of eliminations

The spectacular evening wear parade was a highlight of this glamorous event, before the next round of eliminations occurred.   The five finalists remaining participated in the personality question & answer section, which culminated in the crowning of the winner.

Tegan will represent Australia at Donald Trump’s international Miss Universe Pageant, to be held later in the year.

Sandra Tiltman

Photos: John Pond    

For more photos go to:  www.sydneysocialdiary.com


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