Miss Universe Australia 2018 finalists from the Queensland State Final

27 Apr 2018 | Camilla Suarez

Thursday, April 19th saw the New South Wales Final for Miss Universe Australia 2018 take place at the Transcontinental Hotel on George Street, Brisbane. The event was hosted by Sophia Barbagallo, and Miss Universe Australia 2017 Olivia Molly Rogers was the special guest.

The highly anticipated event saw 23 girls form Queensland competing to secure a spot as a national finalist, and go on to compete in the Miss Universe Australia 2018. After the judging, a get-together party was held at Transcontinental Hotel, in Brisbane from 6 pm.

The cocktail party, where the announcements of who has made it through as a national finalist was made, was open to the public, so they could meet and mingle with the Queensland’s national finalists for Miss Universe Australia 2018. The event, however, was only open to adults over 18 years of age.


Miss Universe Australia 2018 finalists from the Queensland State Final


The selected finalists will soon be heading to Bali and checking into Alila Hotels And Resorts.

The seven national finalists for Miss Universe Australia 2018 from the Queensland State Final are listed below.

Teagan Downey

Jasmine Stringer

Tayla Damir

Madeleine Epstein

Deni Mcdermott

Jacqui Scheiwe

Pink Tank Events has owned the rights to the Miss Universe WA Preliminary for 8 years and was formed by Perth businessman Troy Barbagallo in 2008.


In 2016, as a direct result of the incredible work put into developing the pageant in WA, Troy was granted the national license to deliver the Miss Universe Australia pageant across the country to the high standards Pink Tank Events has been renowned for.

The new look Miss Universe Australia program follows the success of the pageant in WA, whereby thousands of applications have been received and 70 finalists have been named each year with the opportunity to participate in the six-month self-development program. The yearly calendar consists of around 14 official events across eight months, including the Registration Day, Workshops, Parades, Heats, Lawn Bowls Corporate Championship, Cocktail Functions, Charity Fundraisers and Gala State Final.