Francesca was recently named: Miss Universe Australia 2018. Talk about the perfect outside life. On first glance, Francesca is a beautiful model, from an affluent family, studying at university, living a life of privilege. What does she have to be sad about? This is a question that has led her to some very dark places. A guilt and resentment toward herself for “having it all” yet feeling so low.
Francesca brings such a tremendous level of honesty and transparency to things she has battled with, including her self esteem issues, body insecurities and even her own ethnicity as a Chinese-Australian. She wants to change the traditional view of people like her having it all or worse yet, needing to pretend they are okay when they aren’t. As she explains, not everyone will understand, even the people who you want to understand the most. But they don’t have to, so long as someone does. As you will see, she keeps it more real than someone of her profile is expected, and that’s her greatest gift. She will now represent Australia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok, Thailand – and we wish her all our best for an even bigger global stage.