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 Crystal Mitchell.
Congratulations on making it through to the state finals, why don’t you tell us about yourself?
Growing up I was always known as the shy girl in class, I never really talked to anyone at school and out of school. I didn’t have many friends and always kept those 1 or 2 friends close to me. My sister started taking “those golden model shots” as she’d say, of myself, when I was about 14 years old. Once I started posting them on Instagram, I started noticing a lot of people loving my photos and watched my confidence grow dramatically. I watched my Instagram grow; I loved the great feedback I was getting. Due to that, I’ve been given opportunities like becoming a model for Viviens Model management, Give Miss Universe Australia the shot of a lifetime and be the happiest I can be. I’m currently 18 years old; I have four older sisters (who like to boss me around as much as they can) and a beautiful role model of a mother. At the age of 18, I feel as though I’ve accomplished so much already
We all have motivations, Mine usually revolves around coffee ? but what was your key motivation for entering the Miss Universe Australia competition?
As you would’ve just read, I was so shy and not confident in myself when I was younger. Growing up having this amazing platform I’ve built myself has been one of the greatest things to ever happen to me. Although it looks happy all over social media, there’s always that voice in the back of my head saying don’t do it, that can really be a big run down for myself. I saw an ad pop up on my Instagram feed about applying for Miss Universe Australia, and I thought that’d be really fun to do, automatically alarms went off in my head telling me I wasn’t good enough. As soon as that happened, I thought, why the hell not. I have nothing to lose; it’ll be an experience of a lifetime. The key element is to push yourself even when feeling like it’s a bad idea, you never know what’s at the end of the road, so keep GOING! I’m forever grateful that day I pushed myself to do this.
What part of the Miss Universe Australia program are you most looking forward to?
In all honesty, I can’t wait to be involved with all the other girls contesting in Miss Universe Australia and go along this journey with them. I’m most looking forward to walking down the runway with all the beautiful girls feeling amazing energy, knowing anything can happen that will change our lives drastically. It’ll be a surreal feeling, and I can’t wait.
We are all unique so what would you say is something that makes you stand out from the other contestants?
I genuinely believe everyone was born with something so beautiful and unique about them. For me, I believe I stand out from others for having a pure soul. Sounds cliche, but it’s true. I know so many girls and boys have qualifications, they’re at Uni, have degrees or something amazing to stand by them. See, I don’t have any of that. It’s just me, myself and I. I haven’t been to Uni, for me my passions are creating content for people to see, being creative and aiming for success. I love making girls, and boys, feeling beautiful. I want people to see that beauty, isn’t about who is smarter, skinnier and prettier. I want people to see what you’re like deep down inside because after all, that’s what will make you stand out in a crowd.
With the state finals, just a few days away, has your routine changed at all?
My routine hasn’t changed at all. The only things I’ve been working harder on is definitely training a lot more to be fitter for my own confidence,
What is something that you hope to bring out of the Miss Universe Australia pageant?
I don’t want anyone to feel as though to enter a pageant you have to be pretty, skinny and smart. I want to come out on top with Miss Universe Australia letting everyone feel special, unique, beautiful and courageous. I want to show everyone how easy it can be to come out on top if you work hard for it,. I want to show you’re not trying to be better than anyone else, more so equal with everyone else.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
Recently I went to F45 training with a few of the MUA QLD state finalists, funnily enough, I got right in there and smashed it out anddddd yet, funnily enough, I was the only one that vomited everywhere and couldn’t train for the rest of the session. I definitely was the laugh of the day ?
How would your closest friend describe you?
Literally my world, this girl is my best friend of 8 years. She knows me to the tip of my nose; I’ve literally never been closer to anyone else. She’s my biggest inspiration because we’ve both been through some terrible things, yet still, she’s come out on top and is currently at Uni studying veterinary science, No matter how bad things are she always does her best to make positives, including bringing me Ben and Jerrys on a really bad day haha.
Name five things you can’t live without?
My mum, my family, chocolate, sorbelene cream, having a book in my hand to read always
Recently you’ve been given the opportunity of a $10,000 donation towards an education grant or business startup. What would you do with the money?
Growing up I’ve always been into makeup; makeup is a way of bringing out the confidence in a girl and boy you would never see behind the layer of foundation, no matter how beautiful they are without it. Recently there’s been some discussion with one of my older sisters about starting up our own makeup line; I would donate this money to our business of making young girls and boys feel beautiful again at their lowest.
Crystal is also raising money for ToyBox International please consider making a donation at EveryDayHero