Well it is that time of year when the search to find the new Miss Universe Australia begins and this weekend at the Gold Coast Turf Club Stakes Day the judging panel will select the Queensland entrants in the Miss Universe Australia pageant
It is sure to be a sea of hats, frocks, and stilettos as the Champagne flows as the girls take to the stage.
Starting off our weekend of coverage we have a chat with Samantha Hutton one of the contestants who will be competing track side this weekend.
Can you tell us about yourself?
I was born and raised on the Gold Coast I’ve been here for most of my life. I spent 5 years in Western Australia with my parents but soon after finishing school returned home. I’m a very gregarious young lady studying my Bachelor of Business via Open Universities Australia and I am also a medical receptionist.
What made you enter the Miss Universe Pageant?
To step outside of my comfort zone, and to encourage young impressionable women to follow their dreams.
If you are successful in the Miss Universe Pageant you will become a role model to many young girls. What do you think are the attributes of a good role model?
A strong awareness of self and the broader community, and the desire to teach younger girls that there is a lot more to life and the world outside social media.
Who is your role model?
Audrey Hepburn, She was a charming and humble lady and believed in putting other people before herself. Audrey was one of the most well respected, successful females of all time.
Other than winning the Miss Universe Pageant, what would you say are your biggest aspirations?
My aspirations are to peruse my dreams and that balance of happiness in all areas of my life.
As much as the Miss Universe pageant is about the, It is also about the woman. What do you think you could bring to this role of Miss Universe Australia?
A vibrant, positive attitude and someone who genuinely wishes to use the pageant as a platform to empower women and help improve the community.
What is your best style or beauty secret?
A genuine happy smile.
The Miss Universe Pageant has a long history of association with Charity. Are there any social causes that are particularly close to your heart that you would like to use the platform of Miss Universe advance?
My charity is for the NICU department at the Marter Mothers Hospital in Brisbane. This Charity is very close to my heart as a few years ago my sister had given birth to two beautiful babies a boy one year and a girl the next who pass away not long after they were born. Both babies very premature. This department funds equipment, research and facilities to help grieving mothers through there extremely tough time.
If you could give yourself one piece of advice 5 years ago what would it be?
you are only accountable for yourself, It doesn’t matter what other people think of you it’s only about what you think of you.
The Miss Universe pageant is about empowering women. What do you this is the most important when it comes to empowering women?
I believe the most important thing about empowering women is body image. Self worth is not defined by body image, celebrities or something read out of a magazine. It’s about strength within yourself and to stick to what you believe in regardless of the influential factors from society.