IFFM Guests

Maria Thattil

Miss Universe Australia

Maria Thattil is the 2020 winner of Miss Universe Australia and a South-Asian Australian media personality, writer, speaker, founder of the Mind With Me series, model and digital creator. As the third woman of colour to represent Australia after 69 years of the Miss Universe competition, she placed in the Top 10 globally, breaking several barriers for women and people of colour. Her multi-hyphen career is a curation of projects that champion critical social justice issues including anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, representation, youth empowerment, mental health, and gender equality advocacy.

Maria will be judging the IFFM Dance Competition alongside Tamannaah Bhatia, and we cannot wait to have a blast!