Caroline Springs activist Tiffany Shen has been crowned Miss Australia International.

Ms Shen, originally from China, said she owes her crown to her mother.

“I owe this entire journey to my own precious mother and everything she has done for me, her daughter. She did everything she could to ensure I had a childhood and a better future,“ she said. 

“I hope to inspire other girls, that they can be and do whatever is in their heart.”

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Tate Papworth