Miss Universe Australia 2018 Has Been Crowned

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Miss Universe Australia 2018 Has Been Crowned @francesca.hung

Miss Universe Australia 2018 has officially been crowned!

24-year-old Francesca Hung beat out 31 other women in a ceremony held at Melbourne's Sofitel Hotel.

The Chinese-Australian model has a degree in arts and sociology and is currently studying a masters in publishing at the University of Sydney.

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She told news.com.au, "I used to see former Miss Universes like Jesinta Franklin, Rachael Finch and Jennifer Hawkins and see them as the typical Australian girl. I never thought that could be me.

"I grew up in an Anglo-Saxon area, and I felt like the odd one out because of my heritage. I was embarrassed and struggled to accept it.

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"I hope this is an opportunity to show people if you look or feel different, you are a true representation of the Australian culture. What set me apart was my cultural background, and a bit different for [the] Miss Universe competition."

Having taken out the crown in Australia, Francesca will next compete in the Miss Universe competition later this year.

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