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Miss Universe Aus QLD Finalist interview - Emily Cook

Congratulations on Making it so far in the coveted miss universe Australia competition tell us a little about yourself …? 

Hi! My name is Emily, I am 18 years old and live in Brisbane. I am currently studying tourism at the University of Queensland and I hope this leads me to travelling the world promoting our beautiful country – Australia.

Who or what inspired you to get involved in the Miss Universe Australia Pageant …? What drew you to such a competition ….

I have been competing in pageants for nearly four years, with my original inspiration being the controversial TV show Toddlers and Tiaras. Miss Universe Australia, being the biggest pageant system in Australia, was always something I’d wanted to do, and this is the first year I’ve been old enough. The prestige of the Miss Universe organization means it attracts the best competitors worldwide, and watching all the previous Australian contestants representing Australia so successfully has certainly been an inspiration.

Speaking of inspiration who inspires you most …?

If you are successful in the pageant you will become a possible inspiration or role model to many young girls how does this sit with you …? And what do you consider are the attributes of a good role model …?

Many different people inspire me. From friends who are wonderful people or work extremely hard towards their goals, to more prominent international activists such as Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai. Many different combinations of attributes can contribute to being a good role model, having passion and the ability to inspire others, having a strong commitment to others and your community, and the ability to accept others and overcome obstacles.

The Miss Universe Pageant has a long history of associating 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 to advance …?

Our family have been long time supporters of World Vision and strongly believe in charity that provides a hand-up rather than a hand-out. So I was excited to see Miss Universe’s involvement with Same Sky and its amazing program for the women of Rwanda.

What do you think will set you out from the rest of the entrants competing in the 2015 competition …?

I think my age will help to set me apart. I’m only 18 but that just means I’ve got more time to learn and can bring something new and fresh to the competition.

What would you say is your best style or beauty secret …?

Avoid fashion trends! Specifically the teenage girl kind. You’ll look back and cringe when your older, like your parents and the 80’s.

And speaking of personal style fitness is fast becoming more and more a part of the person’s personal style … how would you describe your fitness regime …?

My fitness regime consists of lots of dance classes. I find I work so much better in group classes rather than trying to do things on my own. The commitment you make by signing up for a class and knowing people will notice your absence certainly helps to keep my regime consistent, while also having a great time busting out some moves while having a laugh with friends.

We all have a personal saying or particular mantra what would you say yours is ..?

“I can go the distance” from Hercules, it keeps me going towards my goals knowing that I can do it and I will succeed.

Now the Quick 5

  1. What is something people might find interesting about yourself …?

People are always interested to know I’m left handed and an only child.

  1. Your favourite place in the world to wind down and relax ..?

Magnetic Island, North Queensland

  1. What song would you say is your personal anthem or theme song …?

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

  1. If you could give yourself one piece of advice 5 years ago what would it be …?

Don’t let people tell you who you are, only you can do that.

  1. and What are five things in your life you just can’t live without …?

My family (including my cats)

Music

Chocolate

Dancing

Disney

Owen George
Owen George

Editor & Chief of Gold Coast Magazine is a lover of great coffee and sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that make the Gold Coast such a great city

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Miss Universe Aus QLD Finalist interview - Emily Cook

Congratulations on Making it so far in the coveted miss universe Australia competition tell us a little about yourself …? 

Hi! My name is Emily, I am 18 years old and live in Brisbane. I am currently studying tourism at the University of Queensland and I hope this leads me to travelling the world promoting our beautiful country – Australia.

Who or what inspired you to get involved in the Miss Universe Australia Pageant …? What drew you to such a competition ….

I have been competing in pageants for nearly four years, with my original inspiration being the controversial TV show Toddlers and Tiaras. Miss Universe Australia, being the biggest pageant system in Australia, was always something I’d wanted to do, and this is the first year I’ve been old enough. The prestige of the Miss Universe organization means it attracts the best competitors worldwide, and watching all the previous Australian contestants representing Australia so successfully has certainly been an inspiration.

Speaking of inspiration who inspires you most …?

If you are successful in the pageant you will become a possible inspiration or role model to many young girls how does this sit with you …? And what do you consider are the attributes of a good role model …?

Many different people inspire me. From friends who are wonderful people or work extremely hard towards their goals, to more prominent international activists such as Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai. Many different combinations of attributes can contribute to being a good role model, having passion and the ability to inspire others, having a strong commitment to others and your community, and the ability to accept others and overcome obstacles.

The Miss Universe Pageant has a long history of associating 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 to advance …?

Our family have been long time supporters of World Vision and strongly believe in charity that provides a hand-up rather than a hand-out. So I was excited to see Miss Universe’s involvement with Same Sky and its amazing program for the women of Rwanda.

What do you think will set you out from the rest of the entrants competing in the 2015 competition …?

I think my age will help to set me apart. I’m only 18 but that just means I’ve got more time to learn and can bring something new and fresh to the competition.

What would you say is your best style or beauty secret …?

Avoid fashion trends! Specifically the teenage girl kind. You’ll look back and cringe when your older, like your parents and the 80’s.

And speaking of personal style fitness is fast becoming more and more a part of the person’s personal style … how would you describe your fitness regime …?

My fitness regime consists of lots of dance classes. I find I work so much better in group classes rather than trying to do things on my own. The commitment you make by signing up for a class and knowing people will notice your absence certainly helps to keep my regime consistent, while also having a great time busting out some moves while having a laugh with friends.

We all have a personal saying or particular mantra what would you say yours is ..?

“I can go the distance” from Hercules, it keeps me going towards my goals knowing that I can do it and I will succeed.

Now the Quick 5

  1. What is something people might find interesting about yourself …?

People are always interested to know I’m left handed and an only child.

  1. Your favourite place in the world to wind down and relax ..?

Magnetic Island, North Queensland

  1. What song would you say is your personal anthem or theme song …?

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

  1. If you could give yourself one piece of advice 5 years ago what would it be …?

Don’t let people tell you who you are, only you can do that.

  1. and What are five things in your life you just can’t live without …?

My family (including my cats)

Music

Chocolate

Dancing

Disney

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Owen George

Owen George

Editor & Chief of Gold Coast Magazine is a lover of great coffee and sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that make the Gold Coast such a great city