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Maria Thattil biography: 13 things about Indian-Australian model, beauty queen

Maria Thattil is a model, beauty expert, makeup artist, fashion stylist, fashion blogger, digital influencer and beauty queen from Australia. She is of Indian descent.

Thattil stands 5’3″. Here are 13 things about the Indian-Australian multihyphenate:

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I believe the best place to begin after the last 12 hours is gratitude. Gratitude for the MUA selection committee who have given me this privileged opportunity. For @troybarbagallo @sophiabarbagallo @_jessbowles @sarshajade93 @coripaigebutton and the former MUA‘s (esp @oliviamollyrogers who’s hugs, love and warmth made the night so special) – I truly feel I have gained a new family. For @minecoetser_ and @tashgalgut – who embody what it is to be a strong Australian woman. What an honour to be beside you. For the 27 National finalists. Our friendship transcends physical barriers – & I’m so truly humbled by this opportunity because it is a FACT that any of you could be wearing this sash, and we would well represented. For my Vic girls – who’s resilience and love makes me proud. You just have to look at their faces and the tightness of the hugs to know this is OUR win and I am so grateful that it will be your faces in my memories of this night who were by my side. For @alarnabellmakeup – she has breathed faith and love into not only me but every Finalist across the country. She held my hand the entire car trip home – I knew you’d be family after the first time we met. To @caterinadibiase – for always helping me to feel my ‘best,’ it is a privilege to work with the best in the business. I’m someone who loves responding to every message and comment I receive here – but the Universe has blessed me with so much abundance and love from you that it’s not humanly possible right now so I’ll say this. Australia – the work begins right now to do everything I can to represent our beauty and our power on a global scale. I’ll not only do everything I can to make you proud … but to shake things up. I believe I represent a community of dreamers globally, of people who are here to challenge the culture scape to make new things possible. There are a number of norms that have been broken for me to stand here as a Miss Universe contestant – our reigning MU @zozitunzi told us to take up space. I’m telling you to not only take up space – but together we are going to CREATE new spaces. To break ground. To change the game. @missuniverse – Australia is coming. 🇦🇺

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  1. She was born in 1993 in Melbourne, Australia to Indian parents who immigrated from India to Australia.
  2. From January 2011 to August 2011, she was a patient care coordinator at Freedom Dental Clinic.
  3. On October 11, 2013, she graduated with honors from RMIT University in Melbourne with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
  4. From October 2013 to March 2016, she was a store manager at Bardot Australia.
  5. From October 2015 to February 2017, she was a makeup artist at Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics.
  6. From November 2016 to February 2017, she was a human resources commercial intern at BP in Melbourne.
  7. From March 2017 to January 2018, she was a human resources recruitment consultant at Hays in Melbourne.
  8. On November 17, 2017, she graduated from the University of Melbourne with a master’s degree in management.
  9. From December 2017 to June 2018, she was a couture brands coordinator at L’Oréal. From June 2018 to September 2018, she was an HR advisor and contractor at Spotless Group.
  10. In September 2018, she joined the North East Link Project as a talent acquisition partner. She became an HR project manager in February 2019 and an acting HR advisor in February 2020.
  11. On March 05, 2019, she attended the premiere of the Marvel Studios film “Captain Marvel” at Hoyts The District Docklands in Melbourne.
  12. On December 31, 2019, she collected $1,958 from donors via GoFundMe, which were given to the Brigades Donation Fund at the Country Fire Authority.
  13. On October 28, 2020, she was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2020 through a virtual coronation ceremony. She bested 25 other candidates. She will represent Australia in Miss Universe 2020.


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