Well, Autumn is in full swing, and It’s also that time of year when the search to find Miss Universe Australia is well underway with state finalists being announced across the country.
So we thought it would be a perfect time to kick off some home state interviews with Abbey Stuart. Congratulations on making it through to the state finals, why don’t you tell us about yourself?
Thank you, I am incredibly thrilled to be apart of the competition and can’t wait for state finals! I am a twenty-year-old Brisbane girl. However, I was raised in the Hunter Valley NSW. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Business, dual majoring in Public Relations and Management at the Queensland University of Technology. I am in my final year of study, and my goal is to become a publicist in the entertainment industry! I love a good sweat sesh, getting outdoors, travel and all things brunch (my favourite places in Brissy are Miss Bliss and Rogue Bar and Bistro). I love acting and modeling and was so excited to be cast as an extra on Mako Mermaids last year (I loved H20 Just Add Water as a kid, like who wouldn’t want to be a mermaid!).
What else can I tell you?
I am super driven, have a passion for wellbeing and healthy living, and love nights at home watching movies with my family.
We all have motivations, Mine usually revolves around coffee but what was your key motivation for entering the MUA competition?
I have so many reasons for entering, however primarily I believe empowering women is incredibly important, and I see the competition as a foundation for doing so. I see girls try and bring each down, especially on social media, and I think WHY?! Imagine what we could achieve collectively if we encouraged one another and motivated each other! Girl power may be a concept we think of as mediocre or used as a netball team name when we were young, but united and empowered women are unstoppable! I have a lot of life experience under my belt for a twenty-year-old, and I know that I am an incredible mentor, so I want to use the competition as a platform for saying ‘hey, let’s be beautiful, let’s be healthy, let’s make goals, let’s work hard, let’s inspire each other, and let’s reap the rewards together.’
What part of the Miss Universe Australia program are you most looking forward to?
I am really eager to meet all the beautiful QLD state finalists! I am also super excited for the group workout sessions and the state final night itself, so much anticipation already!
We are all unique so what would you say is something that makes you stand out from the other contestants?
I have huge aspirations, and have an even bigger work ethic to achieve them! Things don’t come easy and I want to make something of myself, so that’s what I am doing bit by bit everyday.
With the state finals, less than a fortnight away, has your routine changed at all?
I have definitely stepped up my game, and it feels amazing! I am working out for about an hour six times a week. I mix it up all the time, but I do a lot of jogging, boxing, pilates and body pump classes. I am also sticking to a good hair and skin care routine, and making sure that what I am putting into my body is healthy and wholesome (but I am definitely a sucker for dark chocolate before bed).
What is something that you hope to bring out of the Miss Universe Australia pageant?
I think it will be a huge learning curve, so I am looking forward to seeing some of my own personal development, but I am also hoping to come out with some incredible new experiences and friends!
A crown wouldn’t go astray either hehe!
We will wrap up with a few irrelevant and random questions, now that my coffee has worn off.
Name five things you can’t live without?
Baked sweet potato definitely has to be at the top of my list (sorry mum!) followed by family time, green tea, boxing classes, and the Harry Potter book series.
How long does it take you to scroll through Facebook before giving up?
Not too long, I am more of an Instagram girl – it’s a world full of inspiration and beautiful images!
How would your closest friend describe you?
I asked a close friend to describe me and she said –
“A go-getter, a goof ball, determined and caring.”
When You Dance, You look like?
Definitely Beyoncé, I am a pro at copying all those hair flicks and sassy struts from her 2014 Super Bowl performance!
Finally, and this one is important, so please pay attention… What do you think pets dream about?
I think a puppy would dream of a world full of park runs, yummy doggy treats and tummy tickles!
So not long now until this highly anticipated event that will see 28 of QLD’s most beautiful women compete to secure a spot as a QLD National Finalist, and go on to compete in and represent QLD in the Miss Universe Australia National Final. Get Your Ticket Here