Well, it’s that time of year when the search to find Miss Universe Australia is well underway with State finals kicking off across the country.
Later this month at the Hotel Grand Chancellor , Surfers Paradise the judging panel will select the Queensland representatives in the 2015 Pageant.
Starting off our state finalist interviews we chat with Sophie O’callaghan one of the contestants who will be competing for a place in the national final held on June 5 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins where the countries finalists will be competing for the 2015 title.
Congratulations on Making it so far in the coveted miss universe Australia competition tell us a little about yourself …?
Last month I got admitted as a lawyer, which was very surreal for me after about 5 years of study. I am about to open a café in Bardon with my Mum, which is now taking up most of my time, trying to organise everything to open mid May. I love health and fitness and spending time with my loved ones.
Who or what inspired you to get involved in the Miss Universe Australia Pageant …? What drew you to such a competition ….
Since I was a little girl, it was always something that I dreamed about. All the women looked so elegant and beautiful and I loved that the charity side of things what such an important part of the organisation.
Speaking of inspiration who inspires you most …?
My mother is who inspires me most. I grew up in a house with seven children; which a mix of foster siblings and biological siblings. I now can appreciate how much my mum sacrificed to give us all such an amazing childhood, and always put us first.
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 …?
I would love to be a role model and inspiration to others. I believe a role model is someone who always tries to do the right thing, and someone who by their actions inspire others to make positive choices.
The Miss Universe Pageant has a long history of associating with charity are their any social causes that are particularly close to your heart that you would like to use the platform of miss universe to advance …?
I am strongly passionate about anything to do with children. Miss universe is actively involved in the work of Operation Smile, which is an international children’s medical charity, which aims to fix various facial deformities in children. This work is so important as some of the deformities mean that a child is twice as likely to die before their first birthday. I would love to be able to raise awareness for such important work.
What do you think will set you out from the rest of the entrants competing in the 2015 competition …?
All the women that I have met so far have been really beautiful people inside and out. I believe that a quality, which may set me apart, is my passionate drive to do the best that I can. I also consider myself to be a good person, someone who wants to become Miss Universe Australia for the right reasons; so I can use the role as a platform to raise awareness in society for important issues.
What would you say is your best style or beauty secret …?
I love the relaxed beachy look so I love that I can just let my hair dry naturally with a bit of sea salt spray and have soft beachy waves.
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 …?
I love anything related to health and fitness! I workout 5 days a week, for maybe 45 minutes to an hour. The gym is honestly my happy place, where I can de-stress and get those awesome endorphins J.
We all have a personal saying or particular mantra what would you say yours is ..?
Just remember to smile
Now the Quick 5
1. What is something people might find interesting about yourself …?
I have a law degree
2. Your favourite place in the world to wind down and relax ..?
What song would you say is your personal anthem or theme song …?
I love ‘thrift shop’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
If you could give yourself one piece of advice 5 years ago what would it be …?Everything is going to work out so live more in the moment and enjoy life
and What are five things in your life you just can’t live without …?
Quest Bars (best protein bars in the world)
An Aussie Summer