Belate congratulations to Claudia Vannithone for winning Miss World Australia ACT
Her father is Laotian.
Vannithone on Canberra weekly magazine cover
Miss World ACT Finalist
Vannithone and Miss World Australia 2009
Vannithone with her mom and her sister
more photos of her
Vannithone won the Miss World ACT Finals to become the first ever Miss World ACT.
18 May: University of Canberra alumna Claudia Vannithone has just been crowned the first ever Miss World Australia ACT.
The 25-year-old PR graduate took out the title in the finals of the competition on Sunday, the first time an ACT competition has been offered as part of Miss World Australia.
“I’m still shocked, I never pictured myself as a pageant girl or a beauty queen type but as someone who just wants to help the community,” Ms Vannithone said of her win.
Ms Vannithone had to compete in six events in the pageant including public speaking, fitness, beauty for a purpose and a talent component, where she sang Whitney Houston’s I Am Nothing.