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VERSTAK, Tania

Also known as: née Verstak

Special Achievements:

1962 - First and only Australian to win Miss International Beauty competition.

Additional Information:

1962 - Crowned Miss New South Wales.
1962 - Crowned Miss Australia.


Resources

  • Image - Dress worn by Miss Australia 1961, Tanya Verstak, for the 'national costume' judging at the 1962 International Beauty Congress.

    Artist: Victor Brown, designer Author: Jason McCarthy, National Museum of Australia Title: Golden yellow poplin dress with Australian wildflower applique Description: Knee length, golden yellow poplin dress with sleeveless bodice and an A-line, slightly gathered skirt. On the front lower section of the skirt there is a heavy relief applique of material and beads featuring a richly textured and coloured design of Australian flora including wattle, waratah, banksia, and flannel flowers. The dress was worn by Miss Australia 1961, Tanya Verstak, for the 'national costume' judging at the 1962 International Beauty Congress held in Long Beach, California. In the National Historical Collection of the National Museum of Australia. Date 1962

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Nma.img-ci20102615-001-ei-vs1.jpg


  • References

    (June).  Meet Our Famous Fans.  The Australian Women’s Weekly, 36.