Not only did we need numerous costume changes for the television and radio appearances she did, but we also needed two beautiful costumes for the night of the pageant. Emilia was there to represent Australia and we were assured that they had our national dress organised. So the day of the pageant we went to collect it - but I am sure that somehow they interpreted Australia as Austria because our national dress failed to represent Australia in any way, shape or form.
So with a last minute dash to find a green dress and gold shoes with some matching gold jewellery to represent Australia's sporting colours: green and gold - we got there in the end.
Chowing down on a Big Mac as Emilia was getting into her costume, she wasn't going to let the stress of modelling get to her. For her first time she was simply amazing and oozed far more confidence than I could have at 9, let alone now. Way to go Emilia!