Today we are catching up with Brooke Bailey of Victoria, one of the 24 talented and inspiring women from all walks of life who are hoping to be crowned Miss Universe Australia 2023 at The Sofitel Melbourne on Collins this Friday.
So, Brooke why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m 22 years old, and I’m currently working as a full-time model. I am very passionate about health and wellness, and I am studying Nutrition and Dietetics while also training to become a Pilates instructor.
We all have motivations, mine usually around good coffee, but what was your key motivation for entering Miss Universe Australia?
My key motivation for entering Miss Universe is to try to make a difference and to better myself. I appreciate the privileges of living in Australia, and I am passionate about helping those who are less fortunate. Miss Universe has allowed me to have a voice and given me the tools and inspiration to be able to make a difference, and I am so excited about what the future has in store for me in assisting those who are less fortunate.
How was your experience on the National Finalist Trip to Vietnam at Furama Resort Da Nang? What was the highlight of your trip?
This experience was indescribable. The Furama Resort was breathtaking. Being surrounded by and living alongside all the strong, inspiring women was an experience I will never forget. We had the privilege of visiting the VAVA charity, which supports the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange. This experience was extremely special to me, as volunteering for these types of organisations is something I am very passionate about. I would like to continue to help support charities like these in the future.
With everyone bringing their own unique and individual flair to the program, what is something that sets you apart from the other finalists?
Every single woman competing this year is beautiful, smart, and talented, and it is a privilege to be alongside each and every one of them. I believe something that sets me apart is my humanity, compassion, and my determination to help the greater good. I have a drive inside me to lift up others and strive for equity. At 22 years old, I have volunteered to build schools in Northern Thailand, raised money for cancer patients, and I am currently assisting in the development of new cancer treatment technologies.
If you could ask our current Miss Universe Australia, Monique Riley, one question, what would it be and why?
What was the most inspiring moment throughout your reign as Miss Universe Australia? I would ask this question as I know Monique would have had many inspiring and life-changing experiences throughout her reign, but I would love to hear the one piece of inspiration that changed her mindset and potentially inspired a new pathway for her.
Tell us something you’re passionate about and why?
I am passionate about taking every opportunity to live with purpose and compassion, and to do the things I love while lifting others up to do the same.
To finish up the interview we have a few quick questions
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I wouldn’t live anywhere else but Australia. I am so grateful to have the privilege of living in such a beautiful country, surrounded by a one-of-a-kind landscape, from its beautiful beaches to our wondrous outback. We are also so privileged to have great education opportunities and resources at our disposal.
What’s your ideal way to spend a day off?
My ideal day off would be spending the day at the beach with my dog and my partner, watching the sunset as we eat freshly made, hot, and salty fish and chips.
What makes you laugh out loud?
The things that make me laugh the most are my animals, my partner, my family, and my friends.