Miss Universe Australia 2021 Top 10 Hot Picks

18 Oct 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The organization of Miss Universe Australia is all set to host the 2021 national edition on 19th October 2021 as the state finalists have been appointed from all over the country who will compete for the national crown and the opportunity to represent Australia at Miss Universe 2021, Maria Thattil Miss Universe Australia 2019 will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.

While all the 31 beautiful divas selected from all over the country to compete at the pageant, boasts of stunning and confidence personalities, some of them have definitely stood out as the strongest contenders among the others. So, without any further ado, here are our Top 10 favourites for Miss Universe Australia 2021 –

Stephanie Steer from New South Wales

Born and raised in country Queensland, Stephanie is currently working as a website manager. She us a lover of fashion, surfing and travel. Steer describes herself as a model, techie and an activist. She started modelling at the age of 16 and moved to London at 19 to pursue it. She is a fierce advocate of gender and racial equality and preventing violence against women. With an innate desire to lift-up other women, she wants to lend her voice to help build an Australia where women and girls have the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.



Julia Newbery from New South Wales

23 years-old Julia is a professional model and has featured in TV commercials and music videos. She has been supporting her catwalk career by moonlighting as a firefighter. She had joined her local brigade three years ago because she 'looked up to' the fireys that help keep Australians safe. Not new to pageantry, the queen came runner up in the Miss Teen Australia 2011 competition.



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Emily Ward from Victoria

One of the names that has caught everyone’s attention is Emily Jane Ward who has been selected as one of the state finalists from Victoria for Miss Universe Australia 2021. She is passionate about beauty pageants and is looking forward to participate at Miss Universe Australia 2021 to be able to win the title.

Emily is 23-years-old and stands 165 cm tall. She has graduated from Monash University, Clayton with majored degrees in Geological Science and Sociology. She would like to pursue a career in Geoscience in future but right now she is focusing on preparing herself for the competition.



Stacey Fleming from Victoria

21-year-old Stacey is from a small town in the Yarra Ranges of Victoria. She is very competitive and have a solid determination to make the best of any opportunities. She would use the winning funds to educate herself, work with schools to bridge the gap for students between completing secondary education and their future careers.

Setting up an ongoing mentoring program within the school system, providing industry-based skills, knowledge, networking, and connections before young people leave school, would be the ultimate long-term goal for this grant. As a piece of advice for all she shared, “Do what makes your heart full, your face smile, and your body grateful. Do not look to others for what you want, instead take a pen – write it down, say it aloud, and chase after it.”



Hannah Miller from South Australia

Hananh Miller is 20 years-old hails from Adelaide and is a second year student into her Registered Nursing degree, as healthcare is truly where her passion lies. “I entered Miss Universe Australia because I want to be that advocate that people can look up to, come to and admire. I believe that healthcare does not just stay in the hospital and is all around us that we need to acknowledge and look after,” she shared.

“I entered Miss Universe because, growing up; I always wanted to see that figure online who showed their following that they struggled with a mental illness rather than just hiding it. Although nowadays it is becoming more common, I want to be that person that is open with their life, can share my story and help others by how honest and true,” she also added.



Cailea Shaw from South Australia

21 years-old Cailea hails from the little old Adelaide and has been working full-time currently since the age of 17. Cailee promotes self-love, something she has been on a journey with herself for a couple of years. She wants to show women that they can come from crappy places and still achieve and do great things if you believe in yourself.

Cailee is passionate about helping people and see them thrive. She believes that when you focus on the good, the good gets better, so try to turn every negative into a positive.



Jasmine Stringer from Queensland

Born and raised in Gold Coast, Queensland, Jasmine is 23-years-old and was a student of Bachelor of Education and works as a model and social media manager. The diva mentioned that coming back on stage after placing at top five is hard but she is determined that she will be able to perform her best on-stage and impress everyone with her skills and win the title.

Jasmine is not new to the world of pageantry as she first participated in Miss Universe Australia 2016 and performed with excellence and dedication. Not winning the crown, Jasmine tried her luck yet again in Miss Universe Australia 2018 where she came with more maturity and confidence but was not placed. The diva didn’t give up and is back to try her luck and is one of the finalists to compete for the crown at state selection round.



Lily Goodare from Queensland

Actor, model, influencer and photographer from Queensland, Lily Goodare is 21 years old and is studying to be a commercial pilot. A country girl at hear, she is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She can ride horses, skate, surf and play most sports.

In 2016, she started saving funds and researching ways to create a swimwear label, dreaming that she would one day open it up as a small online start-up business; for the past year and a half years, she have been building this small business. Her label is made with sustainable materials and made on the Gold Coast, two values she holds strongly to her heart.



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Baylee Saltmarsh from Western Australia

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. 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.



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Rutendo Chifamba from Western Australia

Born in Zimbabwe, 22 years-old Rutendo Colleta Chifamba moved to Australia in 2011. She is currently studying Law with her main interest being Human Rights Law, and also works as an Educational Assistant for children with special needs.

“I desire to be Miss Universe Australia to inspire, encourage, and motivate other people to recognize their value and step into everything they can be. I want to be a person who will create change for the better and cause for others to see the crown that exists within them,” Rutendo shared.

Miss Universe Australia 2020 Maria Thattil’s position among the Top 10 at Miss Universe 2020 has definitely made the country proud and inspired these young aspirants to work harder and make their country proud at Miss Universe 2021, to be held in December. This year, the winner will have some high benchmarks to match up and make the flag raise high at the international platform.