Pooja Priyanka is an Australian leading dancer and a model based in Sydney. Being part of a multicultural community in Australia, she was able to showcase her talent and be appreciated for her sole passions. In 2010, she won Miss Dreamgirl, prior to which she has been placed First Runner up for Miss Bollywood 2009; Second Runner up for Miss University 2009.
She recently participated in Face of Beauty International Australia for which she received the award for Second Runner up. She was then recognized and selected from an international panel of judges to represent Australia in the annual Miss Universal Peace & Humanity 2015.
The Miss Universal Peace & Humanity Pageant is managed and produced by International Human Rights Commission. The IHRC takes Pageantry to the next level for young women by preparing them as great Ambassadors for humanity. This is a non-political platform for young ladies to achieve personal growth and development; it takes pride in their heritage, and discovers their inner beauty in achieving their humanitarian goals in life thereby laying a strong foundation as leaders of the future.
Pooja has traveled across the globe, crossing continents and countries seeing different cultures, traditions and social classes. She has been brought up in a multicultural and a multiracial country Australia; where the most important values are understanding, tolerance, empowerment and respect for one another. These are the strong values she aims to showcase as a humanitarian pubic figure. She has hosted events as a teenager for World Vision and has previously worked for Save the Children foundation. This year she has volunteered for Sydney Royal Children’s Hospital and more recently has been a part of contributing to Ronald McDonald House charities.
She is currently planning to host another charity event for them on behalf of Miss Universal Peace and Humanity before she flies to Dubai in August.
Pooja aspires to continue on her path to being a humanitarian along with her passions of being a dancer and a model. She is hoping that through this experience she will be able to be more compassionate and do more as an individual by working with the other contestants to overcome world challenges both pre/post Miss Universal Peace & Humanity.