Melville resident going to national Miss Universe finals after entering to raise marine awareness

Melville resident Hannah Sellman is looking forward to the National Finals of the Miss Universe competition. Picture: Matt Jelonek.
Melville resident Hannah Sellman is looking forward to the National Finals of the Miss Universe competition. Picture: Matt Jelonek.

MELVILLE resident Hannah Sellman wanted to take part in the Miss Universe competition to raise awareness about marine life but she never expected to be a national finalist.

The Curtin University Coastal and Marine Science student, 19, is among the six WA women representing the State in Melbourne on June 28.

Miss Sellman said she wanted to take part in the competition to make friends and gain confidence but also to build a platform to talk about marine life.

‘I’m passionate about climate change and plastic pollution and I think things can be done to raise awareness,” she said.

“I’ve always been connected to the ocean, whether its surfing or just relaxing at the beach.”

Miss Sellman said she had enjoyed taking part in the competition so far after coming in with no expectations.

“I was surprised to even make the top 24, I heard my reaction was one of the best the judges had ever seen,” she said.

“I’m mostly just excited about spending another week with the girls, we aren’t competitive and I think we’d all be happy if any of the WA girls won,” she said.

“Modelling will be a part of my life because I love it but marine biology is the most important part of my life.”

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