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Who is Maria Thattil, Indian-origin woman crowned Miss Universe Australia?

Team Udayavani, Nov 7, 2020, 12:00 PM IST

Indian-Australian beauty expert and fashion blogger Maria Thattil was recently crowned Miss Universe Australia 2020.

The 16th Edition of beauty pageant Miss Universe Australia 2020 was held on October 28 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria. In the pageant, a total of 26 candidates participated, out of which top 5 were accoladed with different titles

The 27-year-old fashion influencer’s parents migrated from India in the early 90s and she was born and raised in Melbourne. She graduated from both Psychology & Management degrees with honours and has an ardent interest in philosophy and psychology.

She also has her own Youtube channel by the name, ‘Maria Thattil’ where she posts lifestyle and makeup videos.

The Pageant event was organised virtually due to the Covid pandemic. The pageant results were announced on October 28. Miss Universe Australia 2019, Priya Serrao who is also of Indian origin presented the crown to Maria Thattil at the end of the virtual event.

The title, First runner-up was bagged by Miné Coetser of Pretoria, followed by second, third, fourth runner-ups, Tash Galgut (Sydney), Maddison Coluccio (Sydney), and Daria Varlamova (Bryansk).


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