Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil stuns in little red bikini in preliminary round

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Miss Universe Australia 2021 Maria Thattil dazzles in a little red bikini and silver stiletto heels as she takes the stage for the preliminary round

Miss Universe Australia 2021 Maria Thattil has taken to the stage for the preliminary competition ahead of the official pageant on Monday.

The 28-year-old Australian of Indian descent was stunned in a tiny red bikini that showed off her tight curves at the event in Florida, United States on Friday.

Maria increased her height with silver stiletto heels and accessorized with a translucent light blue cape, undone, and delicate hoop earrings.

In her element! Miss Universe Australia 2021 Maria Thattil stunned in a little red bikini and silver stiletto heels as she took the stage for the preliminary round in Florida, United States on Friday

Her long dark brown locks fell in textured waves along her shoulders and her makeup was ultra glamorous, consisting of false lashes, eyeliner and a glossy lip.

The Melbourne-born beauty also took to the stage in a beaded off-white frock with a bold thigh split and glitzy silver platform shoes.

Maria was proud to represent her country and couldn’t wipe the smile from her face as she walked across the stage wearing a sash with Australia on it.

Ultra Glamorous: The Melbourne-born beauty of Indian descent also took to the stage in a beaded off-white frock with a bold thigh split and glitzy silver platform shoes

Ultra Glamorous: The Melbourne-born beauty of Indian descent also took to the stage in a beaded off-white frock with a bold thigh split and glitzy silver platform shoes

Heartily: Maria, 28, shared the photos on her official Instagram page, telling fans exactly why she chose to apply for the pageant.  'Why did I participate?  Because barriers were made to be broken, and ceilings were meant to be shattered, 'she wrote

Heartily: Maria, 28, shared the photos on her official Instagram page, telling fans exactly why she chose to apply for the pageant. ‘Why did I participate? Because barriers were made to be broken, and ceilings were meant to be shattered, ‘she wrote

Maria shared the photos on her official Instagram page, telling fans exactly why she chose to apply for the pageant.

‘Why did I participate? Because barriers were made to be broken, and ceilings were meant to be shattered. Preliminary rounds were concluded with heart and soul, ‘she wrote.

Meanwhile in a column for The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine this weekend, Maria addressed her critics who say she is not ‘Australian enough’ to represent.

Passionate: Meanwhile, in a column for The Daily Telegraph's Stellar magazine this weekend, Maria addressed her critics saying she's not 'Australian enough' to represent

Passionate: Meanwhile, in a column for The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine this weekend, Maria addressed her critics saying she’s not ‘Australian enough’ to represent

Helping to Create Change: As her cultural identity `` has always been a point of contention, '' she said she hopes her presence in the arena on Monday will mean change

Helping to Create Change: As her cultural identity “ has always been a point of contention, ” she said she hopes her presence in the arena on Monday will mean change

As her cultural identity has “ always been a point of contention, ” she said she hopes her presence in the arena will mean change on Monday.

“My voice will amplify those who have not been heard and I hope my presence in this arena will shatter glass ceilings,” she wrote.

The 69th Miss Universe competition will take place in the US on Monday

Making a Difference: “My voice will amplify those who have not been heard and I hope my presence in this arena will shatter glass ceilings,” she wrote.  Pictured at this month's national costume show

Making a Difference: “My voice will amplify those who have not been heard and I hope my presence in this arena will shatter glass ceilings,” she wrote. Pictured at this month’s national costume show

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