Gold Coast Bond University science graduate ‘twisting’ Miss Universe contest to make it her own

Gold Coast lady Veronica McNevin strategies to dominate the Universe — not just getting in the Miss Universe competitors however satisfying a life-long objective to travel to the Moon.

“I don’t want to even limit myself to the world. Even when I was a kid I wanted to go to the moon,” the 20-year-old stated.

The high achiever has actually currently sealed lofty scholastic credentials. The dux of her year at St Hilda’s School at Southport included a Bachelor of Actuarial Science from Bond University to her resume, learning huge information and financing.

Student Veronica McNevin with manager and coach Dr Adrian Gepp.(

Supplied: Veronica McNevin


Honours and heels

An honours degree is on track, however in some way Ms McNevin discovered time to likewise go into the Miss Universe Australia contest.

“I don’t even wear heels very often. I’ve got some practising to do, definitely some walks down the hallway.”

The youngest in a household of 7, the self-confessed gamine has actually constantly been drawn in to the outdoors and workout.

A mum, dad and two grown-up children stand under an umbrella in a bar
Veronica McNevin with dad Drew, sibling Jack and mum Gidget.(

Supplied: Veronica McNevin


“As a kid, I did nippers and surf lifesaving so I’m pretty comfortable in a swimsuit,” Ms McNevin stated.

An passionate rock climber, she likewise scaled the scholastic ladder.

“When I was in school, I really enjoyed maths and science,” she stated.

“Everyone knew me as the smart girl as opposed to the model.

“Ever since I was maybe 10, my mum said you should do Miss Universe.”

Finding not likely chance

Initially, Ms McNevin wasn’t lured since she believed females were evaluated “by their figure, making them wear provocative outfits” however then she saw it as a chance.

“I have a passion for giving back and I want to be a role model for younger women,” she stated.

“I went onto the site and the registration was really closing that night, so I rapidly ripped together a video, documented my responses and sent it.”

Within weeks organisers confirmed she was a Queensland finalist.

The state winner will be chosen in early May.

Graduate Veronica McNevin beside a steel globe sculpture at Bond University campus Gold Coast
Bond University graduate Veronica McNevin desires to be a good example for more youthful females.(

ABC Gold Coast: Cathy Border


Further challenges may await Ms McNevin.

The current Miss Universe Australia 2020 Priya Serrao was born and raised in Australia after her parents migrated from India.

After winning the title she faced criticism she “wasn’t Australian enough”, something Ms McNevin has noted.

“Being a Filipino, I think that uses to me too.

“I do not understand where I’m going to wind up however I hope it’s for the much better.”

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