Beauty, brains & heart - Gold Coast triple threat Taylor Marlene Curry crowned Miss Grand Australia 2019
Gold Coast 'Life Without Barriers' disability support worker & social media influencer Taylor Marlene Curry crowned Miss Grand Australia 2019
By Dani Nicole Fitch
June 8, 2019
Sydney, NSW – The perfect combination of beauty, brains & heart, 24-year-old Gold Coast social media influencer & disability support worker was crowned Miss Grand Australia 2019 at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on Saturday night. Miss Curry will now represent Australia at Miss Grand International (MGI) hosted in Venezuela this October. Taylor walked & talked it out on Saturday night with 20 other beauties vying for the title, however beat every other contestant to the post with her incredible top 10 finalist anti-violence advocacy speech & top 5 finalist standpoint on how she thinks it is important that we address & eliminate the underlying cause of violence in our Australian nightclubs.
The social media influencer with 157,000 followers on instagram (taylor_marlene7) is also studying a bachelor of nursing student at QUT. A highly decorated Queen already, Taylor has won many other titles including Australian ballroom dance champion, Miss Townsville 2017, Miss All Nations Australia 2016 & Miss World Supermodel Australia 2016 where she was placed 1st runner up in the world in South Africa.
Miss Grand Australia national finalists successfully raised over $31,000 together in support of Destiny Rescue, saving young children from child prostitution, and taking a stand on the injustices of violence and war. The final cheque was handed over to Destiny Rescue at the coronation ceremony on Saturday evening at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
Australia holds the number one ranking in Miss Grand International history having placed in the top 5 for three of the five years since its inception in 2013, including a controversial win in 2015 with Claire Elizabeth Parker.
About Miss Grand International
MGI was established in 2013 and with over 3 million online followers, MGI has rapidly grown to be one of the top 3 beauty pageants in the world alongside Miss Universe and Miss World. MGI aspires to take a stand for the betterment of humanity through their core ‘Stop the War and Violence’ campaign which the Miss Grand Australia national finalists delivered upon through their fundraising efforts for Destiny Rescue.
Taylor Marlene Curry will now undertake her duties for 12 months and embark on her journey to Miss Grand International as the Australian face of equality, philanthropy and peace.
About Miss Grand Australia
Miss Grand Australia is a Sydney based beauty pageant run by a panel of Queens referred to as ‘Beauty Queens Unite’ under the direction of Queensland born national director Dani Fitch. Through the assignment of the organisation’s new ambassador Miss Taylor Marlene Curry, MGA will roll out the Australian mission of providing aid and relief to those suffering from the effects of violence and advocating messages of freedom, peace and harmony regionally, nationally and abroad. The judging panel at Miss Grand Australia were looking for an Australian representative who embodies the values of not just beauty but inner strength, kindness, compassion and intelligence with the ability to engage with various audiences on the campaign messages.
To engage with Miss Taylor Marlene Curry for media interviews, please contact Dani Fitch for comment on 0423649890, our PR manager Mary Hecker to arrange an interview on 0410114741 or Taylor herself for comment on 0422284233.
Dani Fitch, National Director
Level 17, 9 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW 2000