Olivia Rogers: Be Con dent, Be Yourself
Olivia Rogers 的自信與魅力
As the 2017 Miss Australia Olivia Rogers hands over the reign to Francesca Hung, Miss Universe Australia for 2018, it marks the end of a life-changing journey. Olivia hopes that Ms Hung will enjoy the same pride and glory. “Stay true to yourself, be open-minded, and take every opportunity as it comes, but most of all, enjoy each moment of this precious time because it goes so quickly,” are her wise words of advice to her successor.
「澳洲小姐」是環球小姐的澳洲選拔賽事，展現了美麗女人背後的深層涵 義。Oliver Rogers 是一位語言治療師，熱愛繪畫，對自己充滿自信。擔任「澳洲小姐」的一年中，她為存在精神問題的弱勢群體發聲，並將自己對生活的自信與樂觀推向社會，「不要與他人比較，每一個人都是獨特且美麗的，每一個人擁有不同的外表，盲目的比較只是讓自己覺得不滿意，卻無法從中獲益。」
「澳洲小姐」是兼具榮耀和使命的頭銜，也是澳洲年輕女性的代表。26 歲的 Olivia曾為了慈善團體募款而騎了 845公里的單車，代表澳洲到不同國家參與活動….「這個經驗改變了我的人生，但這個角色並沒有改變我的人生意義，卻讓我更加積極的追求想要的生活，把握每一次的機會，卻不將機會視為理所當然。」
Each year, the winner of Miss Australia goes on to represent Australia in the international Miss Universe pageant, a competition showcasing the beauty, power and strength of women. A speech pathologist and passionate artist, Olivia is an individual of unshakable confidence. During her year as Miss Australia, she became a voice for those suffering from mental health issues, utilising her determined and optimistic outlook on life as a contribution to society. “Never compare yourself with other people. Everyone is beautiful in their own unique way, and comparing will only leave you trapped in a lack of self-confidence and disappointment.”
Olivia laughs when she says that this opportunity has helped her learn a lot about herself. “I’ve accomplished every goal that I set for myself as Miss Australia. The public expectation of Miss Australia now is that she will be a role model for our younger generation, inspiring people to have confidence in expressing their thoughts and opinions, and to become a voice for those who don’t have one.”
Everyone is beautiful in their own unique way.
Miss Australia celebrates beauty while serving a greater purpose: to empower and encourage women in embracing their differences. 26 year old Olivia triumphed at an 845 km charity bike ride and represented Australia in multiple international events. “While the experience has been life-changing, the role has not impacted on my perception of life. Instead, I am more encouraged to continue living my life and making the most of every opportunity and most importantly, to never take anything for granted.”
“It might be farewell but it’s not the end,” said Olivia. “This incredible journey has left me with memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. I will be forever grateful, I will continue advocating for mental health and I hope that I can continue to inspire young women. I also want to keep making my family proud of me.”
溫馨一幕！ Olivia Rogers 為新晉 2018環球小姐、來自新州的 Francesca Hung 加冕。