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A borrowed 10-year-old gown and laid-back Aussie perspective led mannequin Jennifer Hawkins to victory on the 2004 Miss Universe pageant.
The 20-year-old Bondi mannequin and cheerleader for the Newcastle Knights NRL group is the primary Australian to win the coveted title since Perth’s Kerry Ann Wells was topped in 1972.
“I simply can’t clarify how shocked I’m as a result of I by no means thought this is able to occur to me, like, I’m simply from Newcastle…” she instructed Seven’s Right now Tonight.
Miss Hawkins, who wore a beaded gold brocade gown at right this moment’s coronation ceremony in Quito, capital of Ecuador, was broadly thought-about to be a powerful conclusion.
She beat 79 contestants and 14 semifinalists to take the title forward of first runner-up Miss USA Shandi Finnessey.
“That is very new to me and I’m very excited,” the blonde, blue-eyed winner instructed reporters after receiving the opulent Miss Universe diamond crown.
Miss Hawkins admitted that successful Miss Universe had not been her dream and she or he mentioned she didn’t count on to win.
“When that chance got here up, I jumped at it and figured why not, I’ll do it. I figured if I occur to get within the high 15, it’ll be good.”
https://www.smh.com.au/nationwide/nsw/from-the-archives-2004-aussie-model-wins-miss-universe-20220628-p5ax8i.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw Australian mannequin turns into Miss Universe