LanguagesEnglish, basic Italian.
Current OccupationPersonal Trainer
“Hi there! Welcome to Australia! I am so excited to share with you, a little about myself, and the amazing country I am from!”
Tess is a personal trainer born and bred on Australia’s Gold Coast. Describing herself as ‘Friendly, kind and loving’ Tess is passionate about health and fitness and loves her job, with aspirations to continue to help and inspire her clients to achieve better physical health. Tess also loves to bake, with cupcakes her speciality, and the decorating her favourite part. Tess has performed ‘Physical Culture’ dance since the age of two, and also learnt jazz, ballet and contemporary. Her favourite musical artist is The Script, and her favourite books are the Harry Potter series.
“South East Queensland, where I live, is blessed with great weather, long sandy beaches and lush rainforests. It truly is paradise.”
Designer dress - Wendy Makin
Made with Dupion silk, this Wendy Makin gown has been hand painted floral design. The dress begins with an off shoulder fitted bodice before falling into a large skirt which is complimented by the full gathered silk layers. The large skirt is the lead to a long white train which follows behind.
Bridal wear designer Wendy Makin has been in the business for 35 years. Her own business was founded in 1993, when she quickly made an impact with her modern yet simple designs. The multi award winning designer now stocks gowns through Australia, New Zealand and the UK, whilst the USA is now on the horizon.
Auction Gift - Linneys Pearl Pendant
Handcrafted in Perth, Western Australia by iconic Australian fine jeweller Linneys, this pendant features a stunning 13-14mm Australian South Sea cultured pearl. The unique design is inspired by the love heart shape and presents it in a contemporary way using brushed 18ct West Australian yellow gold and a three dimensional heart shape wire form. This beautiful pendant is valued at AUD$1,935.
What’s your current favourite website?
I am a self confessed Instagram addict... but my favourite website would have to be “My Cupcake Addiction”, which is a site dedicated to cupcake and cake decorating videos and tutorials.
If you could invite anyone (living or historic) to dinner, who would it be and why?
Ellen DeGeneres, because she is kind, funny and generous, and she teaches tolerance, acceptance and diversity. I believe she tries everyday to make the world we currently live in a better place... and it would be an honour to have her round for dinner.
What would be your dream job?
It would be something that incorporates all the things I love, inspiring others to be the best they can, health and fitness....and the occasional cupcake!
If you could work with any fashion designer, who would it be and why?
I would love to work with an Australian label, Sass and Bide. Founded by two best friends, Sass and Bide has become one of Australia’s most prestigious and sought after labels.
What item of make-up could you not live without?
Definitely mascara. I couldn’t live without mascara.
Mac or PC?
Sweet or Savoury?
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I think it would be pretty incredible to teleport!
Which Challenge Events do you feel most confident about?
Fitness! Being a personal trainer, the fitness challenge is the component I am most excited about!
Why did you enter Miss World?
I entered Miss World Australia in the hopes of learning and growing. The opportunity to positively impact the lives of many, and be a role model for women around the world is why I entered Miss World.