Are Media's BEAUTYcrew has today launched its second digital issue, which features cover star and Miss Universe Australia, Maria Thattil.
In an exclusive interview, Thatill (with over 83,000 Instagram followers) shares how she overcame self-doubt and the pressure to fit in to make her most empowered move yet – competing for Miss Universe.
She speaks of her challenges with racism, how beauty helped her find her way and why her fight for the crown is a fight for inclusivity and equality.
The empowerment issue also includes a guide to the season’s latest hair trends, what social media platform ‘Clubhouse’ means for the beauty world and the role of makeup in the modern performance of gender.
BEAUTYcrew editor, Samantha McMeekin, said: “The April digital issue celebrates strength through beauty and the empowerment that comes with feeling your most confident, no matter what that looks like.
Maria’s story and what she represents aligned intrinsically with BEAUTYcrew’s values and the message we want to share with our audience through these special editions.”
Take a first look at the exciting digital issue from BEAUTYcrew here.