Meet the new Miss World Australia: Glamorous biomedical student Kristen Wright, 23, wins the beauty pageant and is set to represent the country at the global competition later this year
A biomedical science student from Victoria will represent Australia at the Miss World pageant in Puerto Rico in December.
Kristen Wright, 23, was crowned Miss World Australia at a ceremony held at the Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast Friday.
The gorgeous blonde accepted the crown from the 2019 Miss World Australia, Sarah Marschle.
Beautiful: Kristen Wright, 23, (pictured) a biomedical science student from Victoria, accepted her crown as Miss World Australia on the Gold Coast at the Palazzo Versace on Friday night
Kristen has been involved with the Miss World competition, the world’s longest running beauty pageant, since 2020 reports The Courier Mail.
Runners up on the night were Ruby Schofield from NSW and Emma Healy of Queensland.
After winning the crown, Kristen said she felt ‘overwhelmed’.
‘But I’m absolutely honoured to have the title and I hope to do Australia proud at the international competition,’ Kristen said.
The current Miss World is Karolina Bielawska, 23, of Poland.
Triumph: Kristen was overjoyed as she was named Miss World Australia
Joy: Sarah and well-wishers surrounded Kristen after she announced Miss World Australia
The judges on the panel included Simone Elliott from the Real Housewives of Melbourne, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here star Alli Simpson and Jade Kevin Foster from the Netflix hit, Byron Baes.
There were 24 national finalists in the Miss World Australia contest and they managed to raise an impressive $389,000 for the Variety charity.
Covid-19 lockdowns complicated the competition.
‘Now I realise this contest is an opportunity for women to come together and create something meaningful and longstanding, and that’s priceless,’ Kristen said
But the charming Kristen said they were a blessing in disguise, affording the beauty a chance to create a meaningful platform for the Miss World competition.
‘Now I realise this contest is an opportunity for women to come together and create something meaningful and longstanding, and that’s priceless,’ Kristen said.
Kristen is a certified scuba diving instructor with more than 36 certifications in the field and she also one of youngest qualified scuba instructors in Victoria.
Finalists: Kristen is pictured with the finalists of Miss World Australia on Friday night