Moraya Wilson is an Australian model, who was crowned the 2nd runner-up at the 72nd Miss Universe pageant (2023).
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Medium Blonde
Eye Colour: Hazel
Figure Measurements (approx.): 30-26-32
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Anton Joseph Wilson, is a businessman. Her mother’s name is Melinda Jane Wilson.
She is unmarried.
She is in a relationship with Sam Alabakis, an Australian football player.
In May 2020, she began to work as a sports coach at Caulfield Grammar School. In December 2020, she was appointed as a hospitality ambassador for Tennis Australia.
She joined Lucente Collective as a part-time stylist and social media specialist in December 2021. In January 2023, she began to work as a part-time retail sales stylist at Manning Cartell.
On 1 September 2023, she was crowned Miss Universe Australia.
She went on to represent Australia at Miss Universe 2023 held in El Salvador and secured the position of 2nd Runner-up. This marked Australia’s highest placement since 2010 in the Miss Universe beauty pageant. ABS CBN News
Shortly after Moraya Wilson won the title of Miss Universe Australia 2023, reports surfaced revealing that her parents, Anton and Melinda Wilson, operated several businesses and became bankrupt property developers after leaving creditors with debts exceeding $45 million. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) banned Anton from managing corporations until 2027, while his ex-wife, Melinda Wilson, was disqualified for five years, with debts amounting to $39 million. Moraya Wilson also faced allegations of being a director of 10 companies with outstanding thousands of dollars in tax payments as of 2 September 2023, just a day after winning the Australian crown in Melbourne; however, she denied any knowledge or involvement in these businesses. Daily Mail A Change.org petition urged her to step down from the Miss Universe 2023 pageant and garnered 472 signatures out of the intended goal of 500. The petition mentioned,
What Miss Wilson has taken from people’s future to build a home does not encourage other women to push the limits of what’s possible but rather impairs their capacity to forge a better future.” The Canberra Times
- She is a fitness and sports enthusiast. When she was studying in school, she was awarded the highest level of school contribution in the areas of sports, arts, and community.
- In 2023, she became the face of the beauty campaigns of the Australian department store chain Myer.
- In the Q&A segment of the Miss Universe 2023 pageant, the top 3 contestants were asked which woman they would choose to live as for a year if given the chance. She answered the question and said,
I would live my mother’s year in her birth year because she’s a very strong woman. She’s taught me how to work hard, how to be great, how to be strong. And I’m forever grateful for those lessons she taught me.” Cosmopolitan
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) November 19, 2023
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- She consumes alcohol occasionally.