Indian-origin crowned Miss Universe Australia
Indian-origin Priya Serrao celebrated with family ...
Indian-origin Priya Serrao celebrated with family and friends after she was crowned Miss Universe Australia in June, a title she intends to use to raise awareness about diversity and multi-culturalism. The 26-year-old policy advisor from the state of Victoria edged out over a dozen other finalists in Melbourne.
Serrao will represent Australia at the Miss Universe competition next year in South Korea. She was born in Belmannu, Karnataka, but spent most of her early childhood in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Serrao moved to Australia when she was 11. Having graduated from law she said her proudest moment is completing an internship with the UN Development Programme in Timor-Leste.