Prior to the Miss Universe competition in August, the reigning Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell, was interviewed by ‘Lifestyle You‘ to find out more about this beauty of the Pacific. Jesinta Campbell with her girl-next-door looks, beautiful smile, and charming personality placed in the Top 5 among 83 contestants and only third to Mexico and Jamaica. Campbell also showed Aussie hospitality by winning the award for Congeniality. At not even 20 years of age, Campbell has been crowned Miss Australia, become the brand ambassador for Novo Shoes, and the face of Australia’s best selling mineral makeup line; Nude by Nature Mineral Cosmetics. With Jesinta’s tagline ‘Dream it. Do it. Live it.’ Campbell is doing just that.
Campbell, who grew up on the Gold Coast of Australia remarks that she has always had an appreciation and interaction with the outdoors and being fond of the beach, she also shared; “I can really feel the difference when I don’t exercise. I love the feeling after getting up in the morning and going for a run or going to the gym. It kick starts your metabolism and I feel revitalised and full of energy. This is what keeps me motivated!”
Campbell, who received criticism for her choice in national costume has a deep appreciation for fashion. While harsh remarks were made about choice, Campbell defended her ‘all things Australian’ get-up by noting ’I'm very very proud to wear my national costume. I think there’s some great elements there that really embody, you know, the Australian theme. We’ve got the beautiful Aboriginal print, we’ve got the gorgeous colors on the skirt. I think it’s magnificent, it’s something I’m very proud to wear and I can’t wait to wear it on an international stage and let the whole world see what Australia is.’ Ironically, the theme for the Miss Universe Swimsuit competition was ‘Fashion for Freedom’, Campbell was just ahead of the trend. In her interview Campbell shared she likes to shop local; “I love to shop at little boutique stores and support young up-and-coming Australian designers. I am passionate about supporting Australian-made products, I also love to raid op shops and the odd market to find that extra special one-off piece that no one has.”
On her bright Future:
Campbell sets both high and humble goals by announcing “In five years time I see myself involved heavily in volunteer work that inspires youth and encourages individual leadership. I will have travelled to the top 10 destinations around the world that are listed in my book of goals through both my volunteer and paid work. I will be successful with earning a living using my passions and talents and I have a dream to own a home (preferable eco-friendly) in both the country and somewhere on the beach!” Jesinta Campbell has been involved with a number of charitable events, opportunities, and organizations. She has visited hospitals, participated in fundraisers, and promoted Breast Cancer Awareness. With Campbells’ dedication and heart, anything is possible for this girl-next-door who is currently living her dreams out.