Baylee Saltmarsh to represent West Coast in Miss Universe Australia 2021

20 May 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The Miss Universe Australia organization hosted the state finals for Miss West Coast 2021 on 19th May 2021 in Perth, Australia. Divas from all over the state were together to go through a round of interviews and later the bug announcement ceremony at The Camfield.

At the end of the ceremony, Baylee Saltmarsh was announced as the new 2021 Miss West Coast. The organization took to their social media to broadcast the ceremony live and also posted the announcement as they wrote, “Say hello to your 2021 MISS WEST COAST..... Baylee Saltmarsh. Congratulations beautiful Baylee, so well deserved!”



A very excited and grateful Baylee also took to her socials to share her feelings,”WOWWWEE... what a night! I’m humbled to have been announced as Miss West Coast for 2021 - the love and support from everyone has meant the absolute world to me! Next stop... NATIONALS BABYYY”

In a message to all the girls she encouraged them to be proud of themselves. “Each and every one of you held yourself with poise and your smiles lit up the room,” she added. Baylee will now be representing West Coast at the nationals, Miss Universe Australia 2021 where if she manages to win, she will be moving on to represent Australia at the international stage.

22-year-old Baylee Saltmarsh was born and raised on the west coast of Perth. Currently, she is living in Melbourne to pursue her dreams of becoming a full-time model. She has completed her Cert IV in Pilates, therefore qualifying her to teach reformer and mat-work classes. In her down time, Baylee loves to try trendy cafes, explore all different parts of Melbourne, watch gossip girl, and go rock climbing or abseiling.

On what motivates her Baylee shared that chasing her dreams and making them a reality is her motivation. Talking about her profession and the industry she works in she mentioned, “This industry is extremely competitive and sadly involves a lot of rejection. In saying that, something my mum and dad have taught me to live by in a nutshell is “life is not about how hard you can get hit, but how much you can get hit and still keep moving forward”.”



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What sets her apart from other contestants is her resilience and drive. “It takes a lot to knock me down especially when I am passionate about something. Strength through adversity is also one of my best attributes,” she added. She also mentioned that, “Leading up to nationals, a handy trait is also my ability to rise up under pressure which I have learnt through a lot of years of competitive athletics and dancing.”

Baylee was also a finalist at the Miss Universe Australia 2018, from state Victoria, where she was adjudged as the third runner-up. With a prior experience in the pageant, Baylee comes through as a strong contender at the nationals and a potential candidate to represent Australia at an international platform.