Photos by: Aris Suwirto
The winner of the model contest ‘Miss Multiverse Australia’ and its Reality TV Show ‘I Am Multiverse – AU’ have been announced last night after a glamorous awards night, held at the Sydney Aquarium.
Gabrielle Keaton (NSW) was announced the winner of this year’s contest and Season One of the TV Show. She will now represent Australia at the World Contest and TV Show in the Dominican Republic in November.
Miss Multiverse Australia / I Am Multiverse AU is a mix between ‘Next Top Model’, ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Survivor’. The show is looking for ladies who are multi-faceted, strong, successful with good physical, emotional and social intelligence.
Starting with 700 applications, and narrowing it down to 50 finalists, contestants had to survive rigorous challenges and tests. Those contestants who stood out and demonstrated exceptional qualities were chosen as the Top 10 who will fight it out for the winning title – mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.
Testing spans over a period of months where girls are given pre-regional-challenges, followed by the Regional and National Finals. Girls did challenges such as upside down abseiling, flying trapeze, ice skating, cooking challenge, escape hunt, skypeak, photoshoots and much more.
Gabrielle displayed qualities of great business skills, fitness and beauty. She stood out from other contestants throughout the competition and was a hands down winner.
“I am just a girl from the country that loves food” says Gabrielle after being asked how she feels about winning.
The runner up was Sheralyn Hill from Victoria and the second runner up was Joie Serrano form Queensland. Joie and Sheralyn’s scores were very close and both displayed wonderful qualities and beauty.
The Awards Night was uniquely held at the Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour and provided a beautiful and unique backdrop.
Over the next few months the National Director, Yolandi Franken, will work closely with Gabrielle Keaton to prepare her for the world finals. The focus will be fitness and endurance so that she is physically prepared for the physical tests at the world finals. They will also perfect her photographic and catwalk skills as well as mental preparation.
It was a very successful year for Miss Multiverse Australia and had fantastic sponsors such as Sealife Aquarium, Quest Macquarie Park, Moet and Chandon, Captain Cook Cruises, GoCatch, Woolworths Marsfield, Pure Fine Foods, MiWater, Vitamin by Sonalika, StarCentral Managzine, Green Frog Adventures, Urban Quest in Melbourne, The Port in Darling Harbour, Status Anxiety, Kapow Teeth Whitening, Kingpin Strathfield, Isabella Jewellery, Hair & Beauty Expo, Cirque Espace, AHC, Bondi Pizza, Stylish Pics, Macquarie Ice Skating, Escape Hunt, Skypeak, Go Bananas.