Gold Coast girl crowned Miss World Australia 2018

Gold Coast beauty Taylah Cannon has been crowned Miss World Australia 2018.

The 23-year-old took out the coveted title at a special ceremony at the Palazzo Versace at Main Beach on Friday night.

It was the first time the national final had ever been held in Queensland, with organisers revealing the pageant will be heading back to the Gold Coast again next year after a successful stint.


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Cannon, a makeup artist and veterinary nurse, was a clear standout having raised $13,000 for the charity Variety Australia.

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The brunette beauty joins fellow Queenslanders Erin Holland, Courtney Thorpe, Tess Alexander and Madeline Cowe in winning the Miss World Australia title.

She will now represent her country at the Miss World international final in China at the end of the year.

Im actually lost for words, I don’t think it has even really hit me yet that I am Miss World Australia!! 👑 I am so grateful and proud to be able to represent my country. Thank you so much to Deborah Miller @pageantqueenaus and the @missworldaustralia organisation who made this whole week so unforgettable. To all the girls that competed last night – you were so incredible and deserving and I hope I can make you all proud. I’m so excited to follow in the footsteps of the beautiful @esmavoloder and all the past winners and to be part of the sisterhood 👸🏼👸🏽👸🏻👸🏾✨My New Years resolution this year was to do one thing out of my comfort zone every day and take every opportunity that comes my way and it led me here 🙏🏽 I hope this could inspire someone to do the same and see where life can take you ✨ I am overwhelmed by all the love and support! Thank you so much to everyone ❤️

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Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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