Well here in Queensland we’ve just wrapped up another sensational Summertime the weather is sparkling, and the search for the next Miss Universe Australia is heading our way with finalists being announced across the country now.
We thought we would kick off our home state interviews with Cassandra Robinson
Congratulations on making it through to the state finals, why don’t you tell us about yourself?
Thank you! It’s incredibly exciting to be in the Miss Universe Australia Queensland State Finals for the second year in a row! Just a little bit about me… I’m a born and bred Brizzie girl. Growing up, I was heavily involved in Queensland Basketball and also held a Queensland Academy of Sports scholarship. Over the years I decided to transition over into modelling and have been in the modelling industry for almost ten years now. I’m signed with Vivien’s Models Brisbane. Making the jump over into modelling opened up so many exciting possibilities and I went on to land a very successful three-month international contract with Cal Carries Singapore in 2013. These days I work full time as a Recruitment Consultant at Michael Page and specialise in recruiting within software engineering. I’m also a proud ambassador for a domestic violence survivors charity founded last year by my mother, Beyond DV.
We all have motivations, Mine usually revolves around coffee ? but what was your key motivation for entering the Miss Universe Australia competition?
My key motivation for entering the Miss Universe Australia competition in 2018 is to not only embrace the fantastic experience the program has to offer, but to also better myself and grow as an individual.
What part of the Miss Universe Australia program are you most looking forward to?
The part of the Miss Universe Australia program I’m most looking forward to if I were to make it into the National finals this year would be the Powerful Impressions workshops we undertake to build self-confidence and embrace both our strengths and weaknesses. I feel like this would be really interesting and also incredibly beneficial!
Photograph by Jess LaFrankie.
We are all unique so what would you say is something that makes you stand out from the other contestants?
What makes me stand out from the other contestants is the past experiences I’ve endured and fought to come out the other side. They have not only made me a stronger woman than before but also wiser and more confident in having a voice for not only myself but for others too.
With the state finals, just a few days away, has your routine changed at all?
I generally live a healthy and balanced lifestyle but with the state finals just a few days away I’ve ensured my meals are cleaner and I’ve stepped up my fitness routine too to ensure I’m confident on stage.
What is something that you hope to bring out of the Miss Universe Australia pageant?
I hope to come out of the Miss Universe Australia pageant this year with further confidence in myself.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I tend to be very clumsy, so funny things are the norm! But something that comes to the top of my head in the last few days was when my boyfriend was doing laundry, and I thought it would be awesome if I hid then jumped out and scared him as he came back into the kitchen. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as I had originally planned and when I tried jumping out to scare him I took myself out with the intercom box!
They’d describe me as quirky, clumsy and down-to-earth.
Name five things you can’t live without?
The five things I can’t live without would be… 1. My family and partner, 2. Our cavoodle puppy – Cosmo, 3. Sashimi and seafood, 4. My Too Faced and Huda beauty eye shadow palettes and 5. Board games!
So, what is the charity Beyond DV all about?
After my own experiences, my mother couldn’t stand by and not do something about this wide spread issue. The idea came to her on a flight back from a holiday with my father mid last year and with little writing tools available at the time she started writing down her ideas on the back of a plane ticket. The charity is about empowering survivors of domestic violence to reclaim their lives. Beyond DV currently offers two programs – Bright Start and Time Out but hope to continue to grow as time goes on. As an ambassador myself, I’m so proud of my mother and her determination to make a past situation into something good.