Caris Tiivel Crowned Miss Universe Australia 2016
Caris Tiivel was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2016 on August 31, 2016 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Caris Tiivel succeeds Monika Radulovic, Miss Universe Australia 2015 and will now represent Australia in the coming edition of Miss Universe 2016, hoping to be crowned by the reigning Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of Philippines.
Elise Chambellant was titled as the first runner up during the coronation gala and Marijana Radmanovic was adjudged as the second runner up. Rose Mcevoy was announced as the third runner up while Jasmine Stringer. finished as the fourth runner up.
Australia has a great record at Miss Universe and in last decade, Australia has produced one Miss Universe through Jennifer Hawkins, who was crowned in 2004 and four runner ups through Monika Radulovic, Renae Ayris, Jesinta Campbell and Rachael Finch. There have been two Miss Universe title holders from Australia- Kerry Anne Wells, Miss Universe 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins, Miss Universe 2004.