Miss Universe Australia 2017: Olivia Rogers reveals her conflict with mental illness
June 29, 2017 - miss universe
As a debate pathologist, newly-crowned Miss Universe Australia Olivia Rogers was always going to select her difference carefully.
But it’s a bikini turn that had her many shaken going into Thursday’s inhabitant final.
“Growing adult we was utterly a corpulent child … unequivocally nerdy … we never suspicion I’d do modelling … The runways have always been a bit daunting, quite bikini – it’s never unequivocally been my thing. Even in front of my family we am a bit self conscious. So removing adult on theatre in front of a lot of people in not many was unequivocally scary,” Ms Rogers, 25, pronounced after winning a climax from NSW favourite Georgie Mitchell.
Following her win, Ms Rogers suggested she had battled stress and basin in her younger years.
“I’ve been regulating amicable media to lift recognition and assistance immature girls to overcome that,” she said.
“I suspicion during initial we could get over it myself though we realised that wasn’t a box … we still get stress though we know how to cope with it. we adore to go for runs and listen to song and do things for myself.”
As a Australian winner, Ms Rogers, who changed to Melbourne 8 weeks ago, will go on to paint Australia during a universe title. The final time an Australian won a tellurian climax was Jennifer Hawkins, in 2004.
“I feel like a bit of a hypocrite since we changed here though South Australia will always be home,” she said.
The night began with 32 contestants, who were reduced to 10, afterwards a final five.
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Ms Rogers also has a business offered her art and is a published illustrator, with a children’s book in a works.
But her gangling time, that will be reduced even some-more now she’s a reigning champion, is spent on her dear dog Mooshie, an Alaskan malamute whose recognition rivals her own.
Mooshie has 122,000 Instagram followers, an representative and can authority some-more income for amicable media posts than his beauty black owner.
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This was Ms Roger’s initial time entering a beauty pageant, and she usually done a South Australian finals after another competitor pulled out.
“I spoke to my friends and family and a infancy pronounced we should do it,” she said.
Despite anticipating a certainty to take part, she still found a bikini turn a many daunting.
“I suspicion we was going to chuck adult all day,” she pronounced of Tuesday’s swimwear judging session.
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A debate pathologist, she pronounced was unwavering of not messing adult a question-and-answer round.
In a final round, a finalists all answered a same question: “What does being a lady meant to you?”
Earlier, a tip 10 were quizzed on a operation of issues including happy marriage, immigration and leadership.
One of a other large awards on a night was given to engineer Steph Audino, who has won a right to dress Ms Rogers for a universe event. Audino was obliged for formulating a Great Barrier Reef-inspired inhabitant dress for final year’s Australian winner, Cariis Tivel.
“It’s been a whirlwind of a year. It’s tough not to get emotional,” Ms Tivel said.
— With Donna Demaio
The final five
1st Olivia Rogers SA
2nd Georgie Mitchell NSW
3rd Tahlia Giumelli NSW
4th Marijana Radmanovic Vic
5th Erin Scott SA