She was crowned Miss Universe Australia over a decade ago.
And Jesinta Franklin née Campbell took a trip down memory lane on this week, sharing a throwback of her time at the world-renowned pageant.
Jesinta, now 29, shared a sweet throwback of her enjoying a meal with her competitors – Ireland’s Rosanna Purcell, and Columbia’s Tara Vaitiere.
Throwback! More than 11 years since her time at the Miss Universe pageant, Jesinta Franklin née Campbell, now 29, has shared a sweet throwback alongside her competitors
‘This was after the big Miss Universe finale, the after party was in Las Vegas, but we were too young to go, so instead celebrated together in the hotel room,’ she said.
This is not the first time Jesinta has taken a trip down memory lane.
In June 2020, she shared number of photos of herself starring in the pageant to Instagram.
At the time, she said she’s ‘forever grateful’ for the doors that it opened for her.
Jesinta admitted she would have forgotten the Miss Universe Australia 2010 pageant was more than a decade ago, had she not been sent a direct message on Instagram.
Forever grateful: At the time, Jesinta said she’s ‘forever grateful’ for the doors that have opened in her life since her time as a Miss Universe contestant
Memory lane: Jesinta reflected on winning Miss Universe Australia in 2010
‘Hannah Vasicek sent me some pictures of us both backstage together after I had won the Australian pageant, she’s the beautiful blonde a few pics in,’ she wrote at the time.
Jesinta said the photos ‘bring back so many memories’ and was ‘forever grateful’ for the platform the pageant has given her.
‘Beauty pageants get a bad wrap but I’ll forever be grateful for this experience. It gave me a platform to build a career I could only dream of, meet incredible people and bring me to where I am today,’ she penned online.
Jesinta went on to represent Australia in Miss Universe 2010, where she placed second runner-up.
Success: Jesinta has found fame as one of Australia’s most recognisable models. She made her catwalk debut for David Jones in 2015
From strength to strength: The model then went on to land lucrative deals with across fashion and TV, making her one of the most successful faces in the industry
Following her stint on the pageant circuit, her career highlights include her catwalk debut for David Jones in 2015.
The model then went on to land lucrative deals with across fashion and TV, making her one of the most successful faces in the industry.
Jesinta is now married to AFL star Buddy Franklin and the couple share one-year-old daughter, Tullulah, and three-month-old son, Rocky .
Married: Jesinta is now married to Sydney Swans player and father of her two children, Buddy Franklin
Family:Buddy, with his daughter Tullulah, one, and newborn son Rocky