Samantha Roberts of Maroochydore is a finalist in the Queensland section of the Miss Universe Australia competition.
Samantha Roberts of Maroochydore is a finalist in the Queensland section of the Miss Universe Australia competition.

Maroochydore woman takes shot at Miss Universe title

MAROOCHYDORE woman Samantha Roberts has been named among 24 finalists in the Queensland State Final for Miss Universe Australia.

Ms Roberts is the only finalist in the state competition not from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Jesinta Campbell in a scene from the TV series Getaway. Supplied by Channel 9/WIN.
Jesinta Campbell in a scene from the TV series Getaway.

Event organisers say she and the other finalists have spent the past few weeks together preparing for the state finals, which will be held at Eagle Street Pier on June 19, with support from former Miss Universe Australia Jesinta Campbell.

The finalists had been going through a training schedule that included, among other things, hair and makeup workshops, health and fitness, social and business etiquette, public speaking practice, and catwalk lessons.

Enjoying the warm weather at Mooloolaba. Samantha Roberts.
Samantha Roberts, enjoying the warm weather at Mooloolaba. Warren Lynam

The competition offered finalists thousands of dollars in prizes, such as luggage from Antler, teething whitening with Pure Smile, tanning packages from Bondi Sands, Uggs from Shearers Uggs, makeup products and gifts from Bodyography, luxurious skin care products from Cienca8, and a beautiful $10,000 Zenith watch.