EVENING GOWN NEWS!!!!
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Miss Universe Australia, Scherri-Lee BiggsQ: Scherri-Lee, how excited do you feel to work with Sylvia Lee on your evening gown for the Miss Universe finals?Scherri-Lee:
So excited! We had such a short meeting together this week. But from what I did get to see, and speaking with Sylvia has impressed me so much!
I hadn’t even begun to think about what I would be wearing at the international final, so when I found out last minute that I would be meeting with Sylvia, I started to wonder what my dress would be like… ‘pleasantly surprised’ is an absolute understatement! Now I cant give to much away but it’s amazing, the perfect combination, elegance with a touch of sexiness. You’ll all have to wait and see!
Sylvia is an amazing designer and I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with her. Apart from being wonderfully kind and accommodating, she has a creative flare that works well with my personality… I’m really excited! Q: Where is your favourite place to eat out?Scherri-Lee:
In Perth its all about local produce and beautiful locations, Trigg Island Café is the perfect combination of both.
Im a little boring and tend to stick to either the spare ribs or the calamari is to die for.
In Melbourne (so far) my all time favourite is Cumulus Inc. I don’t even know where to begin with the slow roasted lamb and candied walnut salad. Its incredible! Q: What made you enter the Miss Universe Australia pageant? What do you hope to achieve?Scherri-Lee:
The pageant presented itself as an opportunity through a friend and of course I knew what the pageant was about, but I hadn’t really
thought of it as something in my future. However once the offer came about, it struck me as an exciting opportunity to do something
different and meet some interesting people. I never imagined winning it and I’m absolutely ecstatic that I have.
Over in Brazil i obviously have some desire to take the big crown haha and I will work my buttocks off for the next 5 weeks to give myself
every chance. But I think something that’s even more important to me, would be to make my country proud. I would like to go to Brazil
and best represent the Australian people to everyone there and for other contestants to go “ahhhh, so that’s what an aussie girl is
I would also like to act as an ambassador for women. We are lucky enough to live in Australia, where Australian women are held just as
highly as men. Many places in the world still disregard a woman’s worth and this causes many problems for the people as a whole, as well
as the women personally. I feel that education is the key to solving (or at least beginning to solve) the issue and I believe it’s the job of
empowered women such as ourselves to help fix.Q: What excites and motivates you?Scherri-Lee:
I think what gets me going, is imagining what could be…
I like to stop and think what life would be like if something were to happen. For example imagining now what it
could possibly be like to be miss universe, living in new york, having all these great experiences and meeting
amazing people from around the world… That gets me excited and helps in all preparation.
A little music doesn’t hurt either Q: The title of the book you're reading now? (Or last book you read?)Scherri-Lee:
‘Half the Sky’ by Nicholas Kristof Q: Who inspires you?Scherri-Lee:
Great women of the world, that stood for something. Such as Helen Keller or Rosa Parks.
I also love a woman that had a bit of cheek to her. Katherine Hepburn loved to push the boundaries of her
Its these sorts of women that redefined our role in society. Q: What's your favourite song on your iPod at the moment?Scherri-Lee:
History’s Door by Husky
Thank you SO much Scherri-Lee!!! xo
_______________________________________From Sylvia's Blog
Monday 18th July
Today we filmed with channel 9's Today show at a Sydney location to show the 2nd fitting. I was a nervous wreck but Scherri took it all in her stride and was such a relaxed professional. What a delight! My favourite Miss Universe Australia EVER!
Even some American tourists waited til end of filming to come take pictures with her. I believe they have been officially converted to cheer for Australia now
2nd fittings went well! We're on our way to make minor changes now, and I will be starting on the dresses tomorrow. Still waiting for some silk to arrive so I can cut the patterns out of my gorgeous fabrics.
Poor Scherri had a bit of a flu so please wish her well that she gets well asap!
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