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.
Starting off our home state interviews is Elizabeth Bos one of the contestants who will be competing for a place in the national final held later this year in Melbourne at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 where the nations finalists will be competing for the title of Miss Universe Australia 2016.

Congratulations on making it so far in the coveted Miss Universe Australia competition tell us a little about yourself..?
My name is Elizabeth, and I come from Brisbane in beautiful, sunny Queensland. I love the outdoors, and regularly visit the beach and go (catch-and-release) fishing. I am close to finishing an honours degree in Law, and I hope to become an international lawyer so I can address critical global issues. As well as studying and working as a waitress, I am also an agency signed model. I have found that modelling has increased my confidence so much, and introduced me to so many amazing people and amazing experiences, such as Miss Universe Australia!

Who or what inspired you to get involved in the Miss Universe Australia pageant?
I was inspired by the way the Miss Universe Australia pageant increases women’s confidence and allows for becoming a positive role model for young girls. I also love Australia and love the way the Miss Universe Australia pageant gives the opportunity to represent Australia on a global scale.

Speaking of inspiration what inspires you most?
I am inspired most by hearing stories of people suffering from disabilities or illnesses who don’t let anything get in the way of them achieving great things. I love being reminded not to take life for granted and to always appreciate the luxuries we have, especially here in Australia, that others may not.

What is something that you hope to bring out of the Miss Universe Australia pageant?
I hope to have a lot of fun on my Miss Universe Australia journey, and meet lots of new, like-minded people who have similar aspirations to myself!

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?
One social cause that is particularly close to my heart is helping people with disabilities, particularly suffering from strokes or stroke-related conditions. I myself suffer from MoyaMoya Disease, which is a stroke-related disease causing blocked arteries in the brain. I hope to use Miss Universe as a platform to get involved with the National Stroke Foundation, and to show young people suffering from any disability or illnesses that you can still achieve great things, and not to let your illness prevent you from living your life to the fullest.

The rivalry between states is sure to be heightened this year why do you think Queensland is the best state to take out Miss Universe Australia?
I think Queensland is the best state to take out Miss Universe Australia because when people think of Australia, they think of the sunshine, beaches, and happy-go-lucky people – all of which are associated with Queensland! I think Queensland is home to the most laid-back, easy-going and friendly people in Australia, so a Queenslander should be chosen to represent Australia on a global scale!

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What is something you find yourself always saying?
“You can do anything you set your mind to”.

How would your closest friend describe you?
Independent, confident, strong, and outgoing, and most likely a bad sense of humour!

What are your top three values that you live by?
– Persistence: to show determination to achieve what you wish to achieve
– Self-reflection: to always aim to be the best version of yourself
– Respect: appreciating what you have and making the most of your life

Something that makes you stand out from other contestants?
Something that makes me stand out from the other contestants is the fact that I underwent lifesaving brain surgery in 2014, which has given me a new respect and appreciation for life and the opportunities I have. It has also left me a really large scar which is definitely something different!

What does your current fitness regime look like in the lead up to the state finals ..?
My current fitness regime includes going to the Think 24hr Fitness gym as many days as possible for group sessions, as well as one personal training session per week. In addition to this, I have been trying to climb one to two mountains per week with my amazing gym buddy, which not only increases my fitness and is a great workout, but also allows me to appreciate the real beauty Queensland has to offer!

Name five things you can’t live without?
– My beautiful cat and puppy (they come as a package deal!)
– Music
– The beach, and sunshine in general!
– Laughter and happiness
– My close friends and family

What song would you say is your personal anthem or theme song and why?
I have lots of songs that I would consider my personal anthem, but one of them is “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield –because when I hear it, I am reminded of a funny video I saw once and it makes me smile! Not to mention the lyrics are extremely uplifting, and you can’t be sad or think negatively when that song is playing!

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