As the momentum builds for the selection of the new Miss Universe in Manila, the selection process for the next Miss Universe Australia 2017 has commenced, under the guidance of new directors Troy and Sophia Barbagallo, this being their second year at the helm.


Amasone in partnership with Missosology attended the first “registration” in Brisbane, Queensland.  This was an invaluable opportunity for girls to meet with industry professionals and personalities as well as the all-important task of registering interest to compete at a national level.  Come end of the night 16 girls were selected to move forward to the Queensland State Final in March.  Before then however additional registrations will take place in other major capitals around the country.



Amasone had the privilege to talk at length with the current titleholder Caris Tiivel.  We can confirm that this beauty is as stunning in reality as in print.  Caris is very much the complete package and is pageant ready.  In addition to her fresh editorial look and statuesque figure, she is blessed with an engaging down to earth Australian persona as with previous titleholders who we know will endear her to the global pageant audience.  Alas we could not get an inkling as to her competition gown other than it has been designed by leading Australian couturier Jadore and in fact there have been 3 prepared for her.


As Caris prepares for her departure to Manila next week, we at Amasone take this opportunity to wish her every success.

Texts and Photos by Sone Palupe of Amasone in collaboration with Missosology-Australia/New Zealand