Chinese-Australian indication violation Miss Universe ‘mould’
June 29, 2018 - miss universe
When Francesca Hung stairs adult to a lectern during a Miss Universe general foe after this year representing Australia, she will be violation a cover in some ways.
The daughter of a Chinese father and Irish-Australian mother, Ms Hung admits she doesn’t demeanour like past Australian winners.
“I consider internationally everybody has an thought of what Miss Australia should demeanour like,” a 24-year-old told SBS News.
“And we consider it will be a small bit of a startle to everybody when a blonde hair, blue-eyed lady doesn’t travel out.
“I theory looking during your past winners – Jesinta Franklin, Rachael Finch and Jennifer Hawkins – we used to consider that was a standard Australian lady that everybody wanted to be and look
Miss Hung kick 31 other women during a manifestation final in Melbourne on Thursday to take a Miss Universe Australia crown.
The win dumbfounded a Sydney-raised model. She says she didn’t even design to make it by a state rounds let alone take a tip spot.
Growing adult in Sydney’s northern beaches, Ms Hung says she struggled with her temperament in a comparatively “white” suburb.
“I felt like, arrange of different, a small bit broke by my informative birthright flourishing up,” she says.
“And now it’s something that we welcome and I’m so happy to be different. I wish to unequivocally enthuse and be a purpose indication for any multicultural child flourishing up.”
For many years Ms Hung struggled to mangle into a modelling world, though is uncertain if her credentials was a cause in steady rejections from several modelling agencies.
A trend towards Eurasian and pan-asian models recently has helped. She also credits David Jones envoy Jessica Gomes for changing perceptions.
“Once she became a face of David Jones that unequivocally altered things for models with a multicultural background.”
Ms Hung hopes that a universe takes notice of a ‘real’ multicultural Australia when she represents her nation during a Miss Universe manifestation this year.
“I consider it will be unequivocally good for other counties to see that we are such a different nation and brazen thinking.”