Madeline Cowe, first runner-up at Miss Universe Australia 2015, was crowned Miss World Australia 2016 on Friday night at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne. She will have the opportunity to represent Australia at the 2016 Miss World Pageant in Washington D.C. on December 18, 2016.
Cowe was a contestant on Australia's Next Top Model Cycle eight. She will soon host a workshop for aspiring models and pageant entrants in Mission Beach. “I would encourage anyone who has ever thought about entering to do it,” she said.
Madeline Cowe succeeds Miss World Australia 2015 Tess Alexander of Brisbane.
Miss World Australia 2016 Final Results
Winner : Madeline Cowe
1st RU : Asma Voloder
2nd RU : Amy Lee
3rd RU : Tasha Ross
4th RU : Anna Mcevoy
Two Australian representatives have won the Miss World title, in 1968 and 1972. There are no longer swimsuits on the catwalk in Miss World Australia, a pageant boosting its charity focus under the new national director, Deborah Miller, who believes in the event's motto, "Beauty with a Purpose".