Reef costume push on Degeneres
PERTH designer Steph Audino is hoping to gain the attention of talk show host Ellen Degeneres, sending out a public plea to the comedian to check out her Miss Universe National costume on Instagram last week.
The pint-size designer said she was excited to reveal the costume after working on it for Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel.
Audino said the design was inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, featuring colours and textures in the coral and species.
Putting a shout out to Degeneres, who supports saving the Australian icon, Audino said she hoped this would help raise awareness and encourage people to join the fight with many others around the globe to save the Great Barrier Reef.
Caris Tiivel wears the Miss Universe National costume.