5 Minutes With Miss Universe Australia, Francesca Hung
Modelling is a career foreign to most, but contending for the title of Miss Universe? Well, that feels out-of-this-world (universe, even!) hard to imagine. Nevertheless, 32 women from all states across Australia descended on Melbourne on Thursday evening, to go head-to-head for the crown.
While 'Miss Universe' may conjure thoughts of big hair, bad tans and world peace (Miss Congeniality 4eva), it's power to propel a career onto an international platform is real — just ask Jesinta Campbell and Jennifer Hawkins. While we're sure the judges had a difficult time — so many beauties, only one crown — there was one contestant who made everyone sit up and take notice — 24-year-old model Francesca Hung, now Miss Universe Australia.
With an IInstagram following of over 50 thousand and campaigns for Westfield and Slate Swimwear under her belt, the Chinese-Australian beauty was well on her way to establishing name for herself in the local modelling industry, and now, has well and truly cemented it. On the morning of the finals, we spoke to Francesca over email to discuss what it means to a model in 2018, how she built her personal brand and what the competition was actually like. Read on!