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Dear Pageant Girl,

Victoria sure is firing from the hip this year! The stunners coming out of the Southern State have been nothing short of breath taking and this stunner is no different.

One word describes this southern beauty: ELEGANT.

Her dark sultry looks captured our attention at the Victoria finals. Her performance at the question and answer round impressed the crowd and this interview certainly impressed us!

There’s something mesmerising and enthralling about this beauty.  In a sea of blonde beach babe bombshells, this dark sultry exotic beauty creeps up on you and hits you when you least expect it.

Silent and deadly.

Just the way we like it.

Presenting, Sarah Macleod.

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Tell me about yourself.

I am a free-spirited Melbourne girl with an absolute zest for life. In my early years I grew up on a farm in country Victoria so I have always had a love of animals and the outdoors. I now live in inner Melbourne and I love to take advantage of everything this amazing city has to offer. I am currently training as an actor whilst I finish off my double degree in Business and Design. I have a passion for travelling and experiencing new cultures. I love spending time with friends and family, I also enjoy photography, skiing and learning the guitar.

What made you join this competition?

I think this competition provides an amazing way to further develop skills such as confidence, public speaking, composure and poise. I believe it is really important to challenge yourself and I saw this competition as a great opportunity for personal growth.

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What are the advantages of being beautiful?

Beauty exhibits itself is so many different ways, a genuinely beautiful person radiates compassion, humility, integrity and a desire to help others. There are limitless advantages for an individual with a beautiful spirit, as they will always positively affect the world around them.

What gets you further in life – book smart or street smart?

I believe a combination of both is important for a well-rounded and balanced life. It is hard to compare the two, as they are so vastly different – education is fundamental to growth and empowerment, however, there are so many lessons which can only be learned from life experiences. A happy balance of the two is ideal for a successful life.

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How do you define love?

Love comes in so many forms but I think that fundamentally love is about caring deeply and selflessly for another being. I believe that true love is unconditional and unwavering, and it enriches our lives infinitely.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”  – Seuss.

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Tell us about the most beautiful place you have visited in Australia?

We are so fortunate to live in such a vastly beautiful country, which it makes it difficult to choose just one place. However, I would have to say the most beautiful place to me is a little town in high country Victoria call Jamieson. I grew up there as a child and it is still the most wonderfully beautiful place in my eyes. It is just so peaceful and magical – I always love to go back and visit.

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What are you doing now to prepare for Miss Universe Australia?

I am just trying to make sure that I am prepared as possible so that the final week is not too stressful! I have been practicing my public speaking and preparing for the Q&A section by maintaining a strong interest in current affairs. I am also keeping up a healthy lifestyle by eating well, keeping fit and getting plenty of rest.

What is the worst pick up line you have ever heard?

I can honestly say I’ve never experienced a really cheesy pick up line! I personally think they’re hilarious – it shows that a guy has a sense of humour.

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What advice would you give Australian men when dating Australian women?

I think that regardless of your culture, the best advice I could give is to be yourself inside and out – I think girls respond best to when a man is genuine and comfortable in his own skin. You will then ultimately find someone who appreciates you for the real person you are. Flowers also help – all girls love flowers!

Who makes better political leaders? Men or women?

I think that gender is irrelevant in determining a person’s ability to be a successful political leader. I think that a person’s leadership abilities and policy decisions should determine a good political leader, not their gender.

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How are pageants different from modeling?

Where modeling is focused on achieving a predetermined look for a client, pageants provide a great opportunity to express yourself and show your personality!

Have you looked at the competition? Who do you think your biggest competition is?

I think all the girls look lovely! Ultimately there is nothing you can do about the competition as I’m sure they are all amazing ladies, I think it is more important to focus on being as prepared as possible so you can perform to the best of your ability.

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Who is your favourite Miss Universe Australia and why?

I do really love Jesinta Campbell, I think her bubbly, up-beat personality and relaxed ‘Aussie’ charm are such great characteristics and winning Miss Congeniality at the final was such a testament to her lovely nature.

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How do you make a difference?

I think it is important to contribute back into society in whichever way you can. Throughout my life I have been involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations including The Smith Family, World Vision and the Make Poverty History movement. I have also always had a real passion for animal welfare and have been involved with a number of local and international organisations including the Lort Smith Animal Hospital, RSPCA and WSPA.

How do you want to be remembered?

I would love to be remembered as a person of integrity and character who had a positive impact on those around her. “There’s no time like the present, so start living like the person you want to be remembered as.”

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