Before she heads to Brazil next month in the lead-up to the Miss Universe final, Perth stunner and recently crowned Miss Universe Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs will come back to Perth to continue her modelling work, in particular as the face of local fashion brand Picnic.
The 20-year-old Watermans Bay beauty has been the face of Picnic's past two campaigns and she will also head up their coming Spring/ Summer 2011/12 campaign, to be shot on August 10.
"Scherri has the perfect mix of beauty and poise while also being fun, sexy and laid-back. Her professionalism is amazing and she is always a joy to work with," said Picnic spokeswoman Tanya Stephenson.
Picnic is not the only brand keen to secure the former Curtin University PR and journalism student, with her Perth model agent and booker, Tracey Martin, of Vivien's Model Management, telling Access All Areas: "When she is here she is always in demand. Everyone wants a piece of Scherri.
"She just has that amazing glow about her. That smile just lights up a room."
Biggs is in a year-long relationship with 25-year-old Lachy Smith, who works in radio advertising in Melbourne.
Vivien's discovered Biggs when she was just 16 during their annual model search, pictured below left, when she was named first runner-up.
Following in her former model mum Anneliz*'s footsteps, she then began modelling full time when she was 17, with offers continuing to flood in ever since.
Most recently, she was in Bali shooting a campaign for Bridal Essence.
Martin said that she was "very happy, very proud" of the "down to earth" stunner's success and that she had been inundated with calls about Biggs since her victory last week.
Sophia Barbagallo - who, with her husband Troy, runs Osborne Park-based Pink Tank Events, which manages the Miss Universe WA competition - says that Biggs will now be looked after by the Miss Australia head office in Melbourne.
"They will be working closely with her to make sure she is prepared for the international final to hopefully bring the crown home for Australia," she said.Barbagallo also added that some countries had been watching Biggs closely in the lead up to the Australian final, worried that she might take the crown because they saw her as a potential threat. "We heard the Venezuelans have been following her for over a month and have been worried," she said. "They didn't want her to win the Australian final because they thought she would be a threat."