Sarah Marschke has been crowned as the new Miss World Australia. The tall blonde beauty will soon fly to London to represent the Land Down Under in the oldest and largest among the Big 5 pageants. Sarah hails from Becksly and is currently training to be drafted to the Sydney Swans football team. She is also a singer/songwriter and a radio presenter.
The ritzy Palazzo Versace Hotel in the seaside city of Gold Coast, Queensland hosted the pageant held Friday night, July 19. The Miss World Australia 2019 contest started with the selection of the Top 10. Those who made it to the cut are Sarah Marschke, Alana Byrne, Tasha Ross, Tinjana Bundalo, Jenaya Elliot, Clara Momesso, Jasmine Cole, Ash Parakevas, Sophia Harris and Lily Buhl.
As the contest progressed, the Top 5 was chosen. Sophia Harris became the 4th runner-up, Clara Momesso is the 3rd runner-up while Tasha Ross and Jenaya Elliot are the first and second runners-up respectively.
Australia has two Miss World winners – Penelope Plummer (1968) and Belinda Green (1972). The last time Australia made it to the semis of Miss World was 2016 when Madeline Cowe made to the Top 20