Scherri-Lee Biggs is following in the footsteps of Jennifer Hawkins, Erin McNaught, Laura Dundovic, Rachael Finch and Jesinta Campbell as this year’s Miss Universe Australia, and last night she unveiled the Australian national costume and evening gown she’ll be wearing for the annual pageant in September. Her national costume, designed by swimwear label Kooey’s director Nikki Silverthorne, features a yellow cutout swimsuit and technicolour skirt that “represents the whole country from coast to the centre,” according to the designer. Fashion critics have compared it to another Aussie pop culture icon, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, but its Scherri-Lee thinks it is a “bright a colourful perspective of Australia and it's beauty!!” The Perth-born beauty, who has spoken to BellaSugar about her beauty and exercise routine, will compete against beauties from other countries in São Paulo, Brazil, next month.
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