Maria Thattil is Australia’s most celebrated contemporary South-Asian media personality. A staunch diversity advocate, media personality, commentator, panellist, writer, model, creator and speaker Maria uses her voice and words to create meaningful dialogue and campaign for change.
Crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2020, Maria placed in the top 10 in the international pageant in Florida in 2021 and was lauded for breaking several barriers. She was only the third woman of colour to represent Australia in the pageant’s then 69-year history and was also the shortest international entrant standing at a proud 5’3.
Maria also serves as a member of the United Nations Association of Australia. She aims to develop her career further in Australian entertainment with an ongoing interest in hosting, presenting and acting.