20-year-old Bundy-born beauty representing New South Wales, Sarah Marschke, was crowned Miss World Australia 2019 during the national competition held on Friday night, July 19 at the Palazzo Versace in Gold Coast.
The model and athlete who plays for the Sydney Bombers in AFL Women’s, edged out more than 25 other contestants to succeed last year’s winner, Taylah Cannon.
Jenaya Elliot from Perth was first runner-up while Tasha Ross from Sydney was second runner-up. Clara Momesso and Sophia Harris rounded out the Top 5 finalists.
Sarah, who is also a strong advocate for disability rights, will represent Australia at the Miss World 2019 pageant in London, England in December.
Australia won the Miss World pageant twice, with Penelope Plummer in 1968 and Belinda Green in 1972. The country’s last placement was Top 20 in 2016 with Madeline Cowe.
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