Sophie Lavers wins Miss World Australia

By 23 July, 2009 29

News limited has some good news.

19 [24 actually - ED] year old Canberra girl, Sophie Lavers has won the title of Miss World Australia last night! 

She is a qualified  fitness instructor and performance student and will be representing Australia in the Miss World pagent which is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Well done Sophie!

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29 Responses to Sophie Lavers wins Miss World Australia
#1
Skidbladnir10:15 am, 23 Jul 09

She was born here, but is now a Sydney girl (working as a waitress, apparently).

SMH has this to say:
At a ceremony at Star City Casino last night, the Miss World Australia organisation crowned 24-year-old Sophie Lavers, pictured, the 2009 contender. Presented with her crown by the 2008 Miss World Australia, Katie Richardson, Lavers will contest the global title at the Miss World final in Johannesburg on December 12. The last Australian to win the title was Belinda Green in 1972. Born in Canberra, Lavers grew up in Brisbane and lives in Kings Cross where she combines her acting studies with part-time waitressing and volunteer work for the Oasis Youth Support Network.

#2
lumnock10:40 am, 23 Jul 09

Pretty sure she went to High School here in Canberra also.

#3
Ozhair10:49 am, 23 Jul 09

I did a couple of shows with Sophie a few years back when she was still in the ‘berra. Nice girl. Congrats to her for the win :-)

#4
Hugh Lews12:04 pm, 23 Jul 09

Miss World Australia

WTF does that mean?

Forgive my ignorance, but is it the Miss World contestant Australian winner?

Someone should at least admit it makes no sense.

#5
OzChick12:16 pm, 23 Jul 09

^ She is the winner of the Miss World Australia, so she will be the Australian representative in the Miss World competition.

#6
Granny12:18 pm, 23 Jul 09

The winner used to be called Miss Australia once upon a time.

#7
Wraith12:21 pm, 23 Jul 09

Beauty Pageants, why??

#8
OzChick12:26 pm, 23 Jul 09

Granny said :

The winner used to be called Miss Australia once upon a time.

I guess they changed it so that it does not conflict with the Miss Universe Australia franchise.

#9
Skidbladnir12:53 pm, 23 Jul 09

The Miss World Australia ’09 titleholder goes on to become the Australian regional contestant for the Miss World ’09 title.

Just as if the Miss Universe Australia titleholder goes on to compete and win the Miss Universe (Earth) title, presumably Miss Universe (Earth) could compete with Miss Universe (Mercury\Venus\Mars\Luna) for the Miss Universe (Sol) title, and be our designated champion, ready to defend humanity’s honour against any extrasolar beauties, by fighting them to the death in a vat of mud.

That is how it works, right?

#10
p112:59 pm, 23 Jul 09

That is how it works, right?

I sincerely hope so.

#11
Observing1:03 pm, 23 Jul 09

The Miss Universe contestants from amoeba slimes of Titan are FAR hotter than the Earth entrants. RRRRaaaarrrrr….

No contest at all. Unless Venuzuela wins again.

#12
Pommy bastard1:06 pm, 23 Jul 09

Wraith said :

Beauty Pageants, why??

Why not? Surely it’s better than ugly pageants…

#13
Igglepiggle2:04 pm, 23 Jul 09

Pity we don’t see the same level of interest in the MIss Australia “just won a NHMRC grant” for instance. I can’t believe these contests still exist.

#14
VYBerlinaV8_the_one_2:09 pm, 23 Jul 09

Wraith said :

Beauty Pageants, why??

Empowerment of chicks…

#15
Ian2:22 pm, 23 Jul 09

lumnock said :

Pretty sure she went to High School here in Canberra also.

I heard Merici mentioned on the radio this morning, others too, but don’t remember them.

#16
Mike Bessenger2:55 pm, 23 Jul 09

She’s not even that good looking.

#17
Qbn Gal3:03 pm, 23 Jul 09

#13 +1

#18
FC3:21 pm, 23 Jul 09

Mike Bessenger said :

She’s not even that good looking.

You obviously have some high standards.

#19
Mike Bessenger3:30 pm, 23 Jul 09

Either that or the picture does her no justice.

#20
lumnock4:09 pm, 23 Jul 09

Ian said :

lumnock said :

Pretty sure she went to High School here in Canberra also.

I heard Merici mentioned on the radio this morning, others too, but don’t remember them.

Canberra High School is definitely another one.

#21
Pelican Lini4:19 pm, 23 Jul 09

Congrats to Sophie and Mia (Alice In Wonderland) for being famous and from Canberra, which gives me a ridiculous sense of basking in reflected glory.
At least Sophie won a beauty pageant which gives weight to charity work.
I was wondering, however, whether Sophie is a bit too thin and whether she might want to add a few grams, or even kilos.
I thought surveys have revealed that the majority of men like women most with some curves, it’s certainly the case for this old bird.
Does the continuing fashion/beauty industries’ bias towards “skinny Minnies”, at least o.s., reflect the numbers of gay men working in them and their possible preference for boyish figures?
No, I am not saying such men are peds, in case somebody wants to take umbrage.

#22
s-s-a5:26 pm, 23 Jul 09

Congrats to Sophie. Brickbats to News Ltd tho – I clicked on the video link to show Miss 5yo (who like most 5yo girls is into tiaras, ball gowns and all things sparkly) and we were treated to an ad for the latest M-rated Harry Potter movie.

#23
Holden Caulfield6:12 pm, 23 Jul 09

Igglepiggle said :

Pity we don’t see the same level of interest in the MIss Australia “just won a NHMRC grant” for instance. I can’t believe these contests still exist.

Pity we don’t see everyone share the opinion as me. I can’t believe these people still exist.

Besides, I didn’t know you could get an NHRMC grant through a contest.

#24
sopheee7:03 pm, 23 Jul 09

she is definately not much to look at – most of the girls in miss world australia wern’t much although there was a couple of outstanding looking girls but im afraid she wasn’t one of them she wont have a hope in hell in south africa what were the judges thinking???

#25
fabforty7:05 pm, 23 Jul 09

Oooooh I just had a “Life on Mars” type flashback. Seeing this made me believe it was 1979 again.

Surely we have outgrown all this “pretty princess” crap.

If you want to work for charity then do it. Don’t use it as an excuse to take part in something which is so blatantly about self promotion and the excuse to play dress-ups.

#26
Ms Villain9:12 am, 24 Jul 09

Congrats to her! Sophie is a very dedicated girl who has put a lot of hard work into performing arts for a long time and I think she deserves it. It is really nice to see her getting awarded for her efforts.

#27
jakez4:51 pm, 27 Jul 09

fabforty said :

Oooooh I just had a “Life on Mars” type flashback. Seeing this made me believe it was 1979 again.

Surely we have outgrown all this “pretty princess” crap.

If you want to work for charity then do it. Don’t use it as an excuse to take part in something which is so blatantly about self promotion and the excuse to play dress-ups.

That’s a really inciteful comment that has never been made before. I think it is going to be very convincing and I think you should forward it to the Miss World organisation without delay. Surely after your amazing intellectual breakthrough, they will have no choice but to disband.

#28
Beserk Keyboard Warr5:30 pm, 27 Jul 09

An actress who also waits on tables? Someone needs to ask for a payrise.

#29
Postalgeek6:35 pm, 27 Jul 09

jakez said :

That’s a really inciteful comment that has never been made before.

That’s a very Miss World thing to say.

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