Jessica Kahawaty (23), a model and actress from Sydney, was crowned Miss World Australia 2012 on June 30th. Jessica, who stands 1.75 m in height, holds a degree in law and business with a major in finance. She will represent Australia at the 2012 Miss World Finals in Ordos, China, in August.

Jessica is not new to the pageant scene. In 2008 she represented Lebanon at the Miss International competition in Macau SAR, where she ended up among the Top 12 finalists. (GB)