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 Erin Scott, from South Australia 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?
My name is Erin Scott, and I’m from a town in country South Australia called Kadina. I study Media (film and TV) and marketing at UniSA, I’m a published illustrator, and I have played Netball for the U17 and U19 SA team.
Erin 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 become more confident and sure of myself through this experience and have met the most incredible girls. Everyone is so nice, and I love being around such positive people.
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?
The Bali trip was an incredible opportunity to go to the Bali Life Orphanage which was definitely my highlight. I loved it because all of the children were so happy to see us and we danced and sang together. Despite how little they have, they were still so happy, and I love that.
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 so excited for the finals! I’ve been eating healthily, exercising, practising my walk, keeping up with the news and practising some possible questions. I believe that all of the hard work needs to come before the final and then once you’re up there, just have fun.
With so many women all bring their individual flare to the competition, what do you think will set you apart from the other contestants?
The energy that I have on stage is something that sets me apart. I give it my all, and I always have so much fun while I’m out there.
Speaking of unique flare or style what would you say is your best style or beauty secret?
Paw paw cream! I have pretty dry lips, so it’s a lifesaver.
What inspired you to enter in the Miss Universe Australia pageant?
I gained so much from the experience as a contestant last year; I wanted to keep going! It was one of the greatest experiences of my life, so I wanted to enter again.
Speaking of inspiration who or what inspires you most?
Emma Stone is one of my many strong female inspirations. She can be elegant and graceful but can also be a complete goofball. She also has an amazing work ethic and is very professional. I aspire to be like her because I want to be all of those things and still be my goofy self.
What is something people might find interesting about yourself?
I love dressmaking, and I designed, sewed and dyed my own formal dress in year 12.
What does the average day look like for you?
An average day would be going to uni, netball training and then coming home and watching a movie or tv series. Pretty exciting I know!
Where is your favourite place in the world to wind down and relax?
Back home in Kadina with my amazing parents and my little dog Ruby.
What is something you find yourself saying all the time?
“Go hard or go home,” it just makes me push and try a little harder
If you could give yourself one piece of advice five years ago what would it be?
Just go for it and don’t worry about what people think.
And finally what are the five things you couldn’t live without?
My Mum, Dad, Brother, a cosy jumper and oxygen.