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Monday November 26th 2018

Betting favourites for the 2018 Miss Universe finals

It's taken many hours of preparation to get ready but Francesca Hung's crown-worthy national dress is ready for the Miss Universe finals on Friday.

Miss Universe CrownThe Eurasian model from Sydney who unveiled the eye-catching costume over the weekend is hoping to wow the judges with the golden wattle inspired gown, designed by Nicola Yeung,

'This wattle gown signifies the unity and resilience of the Australian people. I am beyond proud to be wearing such an incredible national costume,' Francesca said.

And betting company Sportsbet are tipping there will be plenty of patriotic money in support of the Chinese-Australian beauty.

The young model is rated a $12 chance to win the Miss Universe crown on behalf of Australia for the second time in the pageant’s history.

Asked about the market spokesman Sportsbet said: She’s at shorter odds to take out the crown than many of the traditionally successful countries, which could be a sign that she’s a chance to improve on our performance of the last few years.

Venezuela, Colombia and the USA are usually always crowd favourites but this year it's Catriona Gray, from the Philippines who is the $4.00 favourite to claim the crown and has also been the best backed at Sportsbet.com.au.

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