23 July 2009
Sophie Lavers Wins Miss Australia World 2009
A Canberra-based twenty-four-year-old is the winner of Miss Australia World 2009. Sophie Lavers beat 19 other hopefuls to win the crown last Wednesday night, July 22nd, at the Star City Casino in Sydney.
Sophie will go on to represent Australia at the 2009 Miss World in Johannesburg, South Africa and London on December 12.
At the national pageant, the beauties were judged in categories including best talent, healthy body image and sports and fitness.
When the tiara was a little too big for her head, she mouthed to the crowd: "My crown doesn't fit".
Miss Australia World 2008 Katie Richardson crowned Sophie.