A dancer and photography lover from Perth has been crowned Miss Universe Australia 2012. Renae Ayris has been voted the nations most beautiful woman and presented with a $30,000 Temelli Jewellery crown at a black tie event in Melbourne.
She narrowly edged out Melbourne woman Mary Vitinaros, who was named runner-up. The night saw some of Australias most beautiful women take to the stage in swimwear and evening gowns before judges declared a winner.
Ms Perrott-Clarke won the crowd over after facing a controversial question from former news presenter Naomi Robson about her views on gay marriage.
I believe that everyone should have equal rights whether it be marriage or any other factor, she responded.
Everyone has their own opinion and if it doesnt infringe on anyone elses rights then I think its a great thing.
Shouting her final reply she ended by saying.
If they are in love, then they should celebrate that love and if that means marriage, then they should get married because its amazing.
The response saw her named 4th runner-up.
Strutting their stuff in evening gowns in front of a crowd in the hundreds in the Melbourne Sofitels Grand Ballroom the finalists wowed the room.
The panel responsible for naming the winner included actress and model Annalise Braakensiek, actor Vince Collosimo and fashion designer Wayne Cooper.
The West Australian girl will now represent Australia at the Miss Universe competition.