MISS Universe Australia, Scherri-Lee Biggs, says she wants to make Perth proud but admits she isn't perfect.
Biggs, 20, arrived home on Friday night for the first time since she won her title on July 7. In less than three weeks she's off again in the lead-up to the Miss Universe final in Brazil on September 12, saying yesterday she'd be working hard to achieve her "best body".
Biggs spent the past week in Melbourne with Spanish shoe designer Angel Azorin in her new role as an ambassador for Novo shoes.
Her evening wear for the big competition will be created by Sydney designer Sylvia Lee and her national dress by Perth swimwear label Kooey.
Biggs said her main aim for the contest was to make Australia proud, but wanted everyone to know she wasn't perfect.
"I try to portray as much as I can who I am, I'm not a perfect person," she said. "I'm imperfect and I want people to understand that, so that if I slip up everyone knows that I'm normal.
"If I'm popping down to Karrinyup, I can promise you I'm not going to be wearing heels and all done up. I just want to keep living my life the way I have."
But she still wants to look her best and plenty of exercise is on the cards.
"I haven't had much time to step it up, but this week is when I'm going to," Biggs said.
"I hate sitting there and thinking of exercise, but I like to do pilates and I was thinking of joining the Miss Universe girls for some boxing."
Her mother Annelize, father Mel and long-term boyfriend Lachy Smith will join her on the trip to Brazil.