Jessica Kahawaty has been crowned Miss Australia 2012, the second Lebanese after Nicole Ghazal. Both of them had participated in Miss Lebanon before attempting their luck at Miss Australia and both of them were deemed good enough to be runner ups only.She said: ”I had so much adrenaline and thought: ‘I’m going to do it even if it doesn’t sound so good. ‘I took off my cast despite the doctor’s orders.”
Kahawaty, competing against 24 other beauties, was crowned Miss World Australia at a ceremony at Uluru last night.
The contestants raised $52,000 for Lilla, an indigenous community.Organisers chose Uluru to show Australia’s indigenous heritage to the world.
Kahawaty, a law student, holds beauty pagent titles in Australia and Lebanon.