‘Kodiyalche Chedu’ 27-years-old Priya Serrao crowned ‘Miss Universe Australia 2019’

‘Kodiyalche Chedu’ 27-years-old Priya Serrao crowned ‘Miss Universe Australia 2019’

‘Kodiyalche Chedu’ (Mangalurean Girl) 27-years-old Priya Serrao crowned ‘Miss Universe Australia 2019’

Mangaluru : Mangaluru has produced beautiful women like Bollywood actresses Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty, Freida Selena Pinto, Coastalwood/Sandalwood Actresses Sonal Monteiro, Adhvithi & Ashvithi Shetty, Fashion models/Beauty pageant winners Aafreen Vaz, Carol Menezes, Sudeeksha Kiran, Nischitha Shenoy, Josita Rodrigues, and many more- and now once again, especially Mangalorean Catholics should be proud that yet another “Kodiyalche Chedu” (Mangaluru Girl) 27-year-old Priya Serrao, residing in Melboune-Australia has been crowned as ‘Miss Universe Australia 2019’.

Mirror..Mirror on the Wall..Yes, Priya is the prettiest among all! Fringe or no fringe, for this gorgeous, ravishing and stunning Mangalorean lass with a lot of gusto and a resplendent personality, Priya Serrao had outclassed the rest of the contestants to win the title “Miss Universe Australia 2019″ among the other 28 finalists . Gorgeous, honest and extremely talented are the few words that could describe Priya Serrao, to win such a prestigious beauty pageant crown in Australia. In an encouraging nod to diversity, this year’s ‘Miss Universe Australia’ is a Indian origin, who is a law graduate and works as a political adviser in Victoria-Australia. Serrao works for the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions in Melbourne and will be a certified solicitor in August 2019.


The news of Priya’s accomplishment was given to Team Mangalorean by Francis Aranha of Bendore, Mangaluru saying, “My friend William Serrao’s daughter has been crowned as ‘Miss Universe Australia 2019’ few hours ago in Melbourne, Australia. Me and William had worked together in Oman-Muscat years ago in the flight catering department. Later William moved to Dubai-UAE, where he worked for Emirates Airlines flight catering services, before moving to Australia few years ago. William hails from Kirem near Kinnigoli, but had spent much of his time in Mumbai, before migrating to Gulf. His wife is a teacher”.

” Even though their daughter Priya was born in India, she had spent most of her early childhood living in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, since her parents migrated there due to their jobs. Both William and his wife moved to Melbourne-Australia when she was eleven years old, When was 11, where she continued her further studies. Having two university degrees, one in arts and one in law, Priya worked as a policy adviser for the Government of Victoria, and was to be admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as a lawyer later in 2019, prior to the recent beauty pageant in Australia. I feel proud for the parents on their child’s achievement.Congratulations to the Serrao’s” added Francis Aranha, who is a ardent fan of Yours Truly of Team Mangalorean/Mangalorean.com.

A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests also incorporate personality, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria. Beauty pageants remain one of the oldest and well-known symbols of sexism in society today. However, the fact remains that beauty pageants still celebrate and reward a narrow view of feminine beauty. Many females who participate in beauty pageants contribute more to society than many would have expected in the past. By their very nature, beauty pageants support the idea that, for women, any noteworthy success or accomplishment should ideally be presented in a pretty package – conventional feminine attractiveness being the package in question.


A Victorian policy adviser, who emigrated to Australia from the Middle East, Priya who has been now crowned Miss Universe Australia 2019 in an encouraging nod to diversity for the traditionally conservative global beauty pageant-She took out the title in front of a packed crowd at the Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne on 27 June 2019. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Australians watched on at home as the speechless Ms Serrao was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2019.

The competition’s runner-up was Bella Kasimba, an Australian-Ugandan saxophonist. In an interview with media in Melbourne, Ms Serrao said she had no prior modelling or pageant experience, putting the win down to “beginner’s luck”. “I honestly just entered, part of it was the experience to be see what it would be like. I didn’t even think … oh man, I can’t believe I’m here. I can’t believe winning this grueling competition. The fact that two women of colour were up here is incredible. I just want to see more diversity and the fact someone that looks like me and has my background is here is amazing. I don’t know what to tell work. I’m quite nerdy and have a 9-5 job, and this is the other end of spectrum. I was so sure I wouldn’t take out the top spot, so I didn’t even invite my family to the final ceremony. I thought it’d be sad (that) they’d see me not make it, and they’d miss out”


But, against all odds, the stunning Victorian and a original Mangalurean took the crown from 28 other finalists from around the nation in an event hosted by comedian Ash Williams and former Miss Universe Australia Olivia Wells. It is learnt that back in March 2019, Priya made a low-key announcement on Instagram, notifying family and friends she and six other women had just been crowned state finalists for the Miss Universe Australia competition.

Beneath a series of photographs of her donning a “Victoria” sash, Ms Serrao wrote: “So this happened …“So excited and chuffed (and a little in disbelief) to be a national finalist for Miss Universe Australia this year!” she wrote. “I have a feeling that the next few months are going to involve a steep learning curve, but I can’t wait to get started.”

Priya Serrao began her pageantry career in 2019, applying for the Miss Universe Australia 2019 competition. She was later selected as one of the national finalists in the competition for the state of Victoria on 10 March 2019. She will now represent Australia in the Miss Universe 2019 competition. Team Mangalorean congratulates Priya on winning the coveted ‘Miss Universe Australia 2019’ crown. You Go Girl!

‘Kodiyalche Chedu’ 27-years-old Priya Serrao crowned ‘Miss Universe Australia 2019’-https://www.mangalorean.com/kodiyalche-chedu-27-years-old-priya-serrao-crowned-miss-universe-australia-2019/

Mangalorean.com இடுகையிட்ட தேதி: வியாழன், 27 ஜூன், 2019

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Henry James

Many congratulations. It’s no mean achievement. Not everyone can do that. In fact not everyone is born with attractive features. That’s what really matters to be successful.