Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Sydney Author and TV Presenter, KAREN MILES, has been crowned MRS AUSTRALIA 2011 and will represent Australia at Mrs World 6-15 December 2011 in Florida USA.

The Mrs World international competition is the world’s largest and most prestigious event of its kind for married women, with over 70 countries competing.

Celebrating the community spirit and beauty of Australian women, Karen Miles was chosen based on personality, panel interviews, her extensive charity work for ovarian cancer awareness, and commitment to the community and family.

"My goal as Mrs Australia is to be a voice for women, to encourage them in their career, family and health, including being aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, my chosen charity, as there is currently no early detection test," says Karen Miles.

"Winning Mrs Australia is an absolute honour and thrill - I would love to make a difference to the wellbeing of all women and to extend on my work I currently do with new mums, particularly in the area of post natal depression and work life balance."

Karen is a mum to two young children aged 3 and 6, and has authored 'Career Advice you wish your mum had told you', 'The Working Parents Toolkit' and 'The Real Baby Book you need at 3am'.

The Mrs Australia Quest is so much more than a traditional ‘beauty’ pageant, offering women the opportunity to extend their skills, network, and promote important health and wellbeing issues for Australian women.

"Pageants aren't widely supported in Australia like they are in the US however, they do attract a wide range of women, many of whom run their own business and are hard-working mums who want to make a contribution to other women and to an important cause," says Karen Miles. "Events like the Mrs Australia Quest are a fantastic opportunity."

Karen is now an Ambassador for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and also supports The Gidget Foundation who raise awareness for peri and post natal depression.

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About Mrs Australia Quest
The Mrs Australia Quest is Australia’s most prestigious event for women today and actively promotes awareness of the early signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

Currently one woman dies every 11 hours in Australia, and three are diagnosed every day. There is currently no early detection test - a pap test doesn't cover it - making awareness of the symptoms vital for every woman.

The Mrs Australia Quest provides entrants with an opportunity to promote themselves, voice their opinions, get involved, network, fulfil personal goals, and compete on an international stage representing Australia.
Karen Sabarre / Karen Miles
P: 02 9451 9653
M: 0402 120 737


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