A Big Mac with a tiara on the side

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION - ANTIMO IANNELLA

NEW Miss Uni­verse Aus­tralia Olivia Rogers cel­e­brated her beauty pageant tri­umph with a glass of cham­pagne and a McDon­ald’s Big Mac.

Her boyfriend of al­most two years, Andrew Pretto, said af­ter sev­eral photo shoots and in­ter­views fol­low­ing the crown­ing, Ms Rogers joined the 31 other Miss Uni­verse fi­nal­ists for the late- night fast food ex­cur­sion in the early hours of yes­ter­day morn­ing.

“The girls ac­tu­ally have a tra­di­tion that they go to McDon­ald’s af­ter the com­pe­ti­tion ev­ery year, so af­ter a few cham­pagnes we found our­selves walk­ing to Swanston St McDon­ald’s for a cel­e­bra­tory Big Mac at about 2am, which was good,” he said.

Mr Pretto said he was in­cred­i­bly proud of his speech pathol­o­gist girl­friend, who was “very ner­vous” be­fore the com­pe­ti­tion at Mel­bourne’s Sof­i­tel Ho­tel.

“It was such a whirl­wind, just a re­ally ex­cit­ing night.

“She was pretty ner­vous, which was understandable, but I was al­ways con­fi­dent she’d do well,” he said.

“She made me so proud last night, not just me but her fam­ily and her state and the coun­try as well.”

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