The search to find the next Miss Universe Australia is underway, with National finalists preparing to touch down in Melbourne later this month ahead of the national finals held at the Sofitel on Collins June 29.
We are chatting with Emma Field, from Tasmania who will be competing for the 2017 title of Miss Universe Australia,
Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Hawkins, Rachael Finch, Tegan Martin & Jesinta Campbell.
First of all the introduction, Why don’t you tell us about yourself?
I’m 26 years old and live in Launceston, Tasmania. I grew up on the North West Coast of Tassie in a small town called Wynyard and attended an Agricultural school until Grade 10. We were always outdoors growing up going camping, surfing, motor bike riding and playing a lot of sport; I was always considered a bit of a tomboy! I moved to Hobart for University and now work in Launceston as a Lawyer for the Aboriginal Community Legal Service.
Emma Congratulations on making it so far in the such a coveted competition, we have to ask how the overall experience has been so far?
I have never done anything like this before, so the whole experience has been a completely new and surreal. I was extremely daunted at the beginning, but everyone has been so lovely and made me feel so comfortable through the process. I’m so thankful to be part of such a unique and incredible experience and to have met some of the most amazing girls from across Australia.
We have just heard you returned from the Intercontinental Resort in Bali as part of the program, How was the experience and what would you say was your highlight?
It was my first ever time to Bali, so I didn’t really know what to expect, but Intercontinental Resort definitely exceeded my expectations. The views, sunsets, pools, people, rooms and activities were all amazing. I think the highlight for me was the buffet though – I miss waking up to it every morning!!
It’s not long now until the finals, how are you feeling in the lead-up and what sort of preparation are you doing, before the finals get underway?
I’m feeling extremely nervous but excited at the same time leading up to the finals. To be honest, I’m not altering my usual routine too much for preparation, just continuing to keep up my fitness by eating healthy and exercising regularly when I can.
With so many women all bring their individual flare to the competition, what do you think will set you apart from the other contestants?
All the girls have so many amazing and different qualities but I think for me is a sense of determination and willpower that has gotten me to where I am today. I have always had high expectations of myself and will work as hard as I can until I get there.
Speaking of unique flare or style what would you say is your best style or beauty secret?
Unfortunately, I don’t have any beauty secrets to share, but I think my statement style go to is a good red lippy! My wardrobe is pretty much all black and white, so red lipstick always adds a touch of class and elegance.
What inspired you to enter in the Miss Universe Australia pageant?
I thought it would be a great platform to be able to express what I’m passionate about. I always like to try different things and thought it would be a great experience.
Speaking of inspiration who or what inspires you most?
My personal inspiration is Amal Clooney. I have always wanted to be a human rights lawyer and the work she does with the UN is incredible. Not only is she intelligent, but beautiful, gracious and humble too.
What is something people might find interesting about yourself?
Not many people know I was in the Tasmanian Institute of Sport as a cyclist.
What does the average day look like for you?
Mostly just work! And will try to fit in the gym when I can.
Where is your favourite place in the world to wind down and relax?
Can’t go past a relaxing bubble bath with a good book or Netflix series.
What is something you find yourself saying all the time?
‘I’m running late sorry.’
If you could give yourself one piece of advice five years ago what would it be?
I think just to have fun when you’re young! University life can sometimes be a bit full on but it’s nothing in comparison to when you’re out in practice with a full-time job.
And finally what are the five things you couldn’t live without?
My phone, my electric blanket (especially in a Tassie winter), red wine, my friends and Nutella!