Miss Universe Australia 2010 Jesinta Franklin reminisces her crowning moment

19 Jun 2020 | Camilla Suarez

Jesinta Franklin is an Australian TV host, model, and beauty pageant titleholder who represented Australia at Miss Universe 2010 on 23rd August 2010 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. She was adjudged as the second runner-up at the end of the event finale and was also awarded the Miss Congeniality award. Jesinta has become a successful model, entrepreneur, and a brand ambassador.

Jesinta was born and raised in Gold Coast, Queensland and attended Aquinas College, a Catholic school in Southport. She was passionate about representing Australia at international stage. She participated in Miss Universe Australia 2010 and on 18th June 2010 she was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2020 and earned her chance to represent her country at Miss Universe stage.


Miss Universe Australia 2010 Jesinta Franklin reminisces her crowning moment


The beauty queen recently posted pictures on her social media account stating that she is very grateful for the opportunities she had and specially being able to represent her country at such a prestigious stage. Remembering her win, the diva also explained that beauty pageants are always stereotyped with the fact that only delegate with a pretty face wins but it’s nothing sort of that. She further mentioned, “I’ll forever be grateful for this experience. It gave me a platform to build a career I could only dream of, meet incredible people and bring me to where I am today.”

Jesinta who was crowned as the Miss Universe Australia 2010 and later the second runner-up at Miss Universe 2010 explains that she has learnt so much from the beauty pageants and feels immense amount of gratitude towards everyone who has helped her in her journey. She further mentioned that there were no social media back in 2010 so she has all the memories in her heart and tries to relive her moments when ever she sees a picture online. Jesinta who has a daughter now states that she can’t wait to show her the pictures of her winning the crown and share her stories with her to make her strong, confident, and determined like her.

It’s been ten years since Jesinta won the crown but in one of her interviews she mentioned, "The key thing I learned in Miss Universe Australia is it's actually not looks-orientated. It's all about what you bring with your personality. When I walked out on that stage in a bikini, no one was looking at all the little flaws. I could see they were looking at my facial expression, like am I enjoying it? Am I engaging with the crowd? That's what people are looking for. Like it's all your personality. It's not about all looks."


Miss Universe Australia 2010 Jesinta Franklin


She also mentioned on her post that Hannah Vasicek sent her a picture of both that reminded her that it was 10 years since she won the crown and suddenly all the memories and emotions kept running through her mind and heart. The diva is currently a David Jones fashion ambassador, Channel 9 TV presenter (Getaway and Today) and working model based in Sydney. She published her first book; ‘Live a Beautiful Life’ in October 2016.

After winning Miss Universe Australia, Franklin modelled for a variety of brands and magazines. Some of the names she’s worked with include Olay, David Jones, and Tiffany & Co. She was a guest reporter for The Morning Show, reporting on topics related to fashion, entertainment, and pop culture. Franklin also co-hosted alongside Matty Acton for the Hot30 Countdown.

In October 2011, she appeared as a contestant on the Nine Network's ‘The Celebrity Apprentice Australia’ as a member of Team Unity. Jesinta Franklin is married to Australian rules football player Lance Franklin, who plays for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). They married in November 2016 in a private ceremony with close friends and family. In August 2019, Franklin announced that she was expecting her first child. She had a baby girl, Tullulah on 25th February 2020.


Jesinta Franklin


The beauty queen turned model chopped off her long locks and bleached her hair. She now rocks the short hair look with a trendy platinum blonde pixie cut. She shares her workout routine that includes Pilates and boxing on her social media along with “Summer Abs Workout” video for Pedestrian. TV. She incorporates a lot of green vegetables into her daily meals, for both health and beauty reasons. Her ‘go-to’ meals are super healthy, full of poached proteins, steamed veggies, and fresh greens. Jesinta also enjoys the occasional fruit and veggie smoothie, packed with tons of vitamins and nutrients.

If there's one thing that Jessie hopes people can learn from her experience with Miss Universe Australia, it's to flaunt who you are. "Use your personality to the best of your advantage," she advised. "It's not about looking good. It's about feeling good. And when you feel good, you're going to make other people feel good."