Former refugee crowned Miss Universe Australia at Sydney finale (Video)
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 6, 2015
A former Bosnian refugee and psychology graduate has been crowned Miss Universe Australia in the glamorous final showdown in Sydney overnight.
Monika Radulovic, 24, from NSW said she was “overwhelmed” after taking out the title, News Corp has reported.
“I’m just excited to show the world and Australia how great we are,” she said.
“It’s been a while since we won Miss Universe, and I plan to hopefully win.”
Miss Radulovic’s family fled to Australia as refugees from the Balkan conflict when she was four.
She said her parents had arrived with nothing but “the shirts on their backs”.
Queenslander Madeleine Crowe, 22, was runner-up followed by NSW contestant Chanel Stewart, 19, in third.