MADE­LINE COWE

MISS WORLD AUS­TRALIA WAS BORN IN CAIRNS ON APRIL 14, 1993, AND GREW UP ON A CANE AND CAT­TLE FARM AT TULLY. SHE WILL SOON GRAD­U­ATE LAW AT JAMES COOK UNIVER­SITY

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from Mur­ray River Up­per State School, a small pri­mary school, to Tully State High School was very daunt­ing as I knew hardly any­one. But you make friends for life and my favourite part about school was be­ing able to see them ev­ery day. My par­ents are my big­gest in­flu­encers. They made a life for them­selves from prac­ti­cally noth­ing. They have al­ways sup­ported me, be it with my law or pageantry. To know they are proud of me fills me with ful­fil­ment and hap­pi­ness. That hard work, de­ter­mi­na­tion and help­ing oth­ers can take you far.

big­gest ob­sta­cle would have been mov­ing out of home at 17 to be­gin my law de­gree. Liv­ing in Tully, I had a 2.5-hour drive to my clos­est univer­sity and it felt like such a long way from home. My par­ents helped me ev­ery step of the way.

is not one thing I would change be­cause that would mean I wouldn’t be where I am now and I couldn’t think of a bet­ter place to be. The fash­ion side of me would love

or How­ever, I would want it to be for some­thing mean­ing­ful I had achieved. I would fol­low on from Miss World and fo­cus on chil­dren. They are our fu­ture and the more who have ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion, the more they will be able to chase their dreams and bet­ter the world.

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