Maddison, who wore a sliver, diamond-studded evening gown, which hugged her hips, was singled out by Angelopedia —a media website for beauty pageants — as one of the 10 beauties who stood out in their gowns.
She “… walked on the stage with poise and perfection. She not only made herself proud she also made her country proud with her performance in the preliminary competition,” She was placed 20 among 94 ladies in the miss universe contest in Bangkok on December 13, 2018. Emily loves landscapes and sceneries and thus can often be seen at the beach. She loves spicy food. She also maintains a healthy lifestyle and does yoga.
Maddison had plenty of support on crowning night, but she recounts the moments with her grandmother afterwards among the best. The Miss universe queen said that her grandmother was very instrumental in her quest to the title, and said she was happy that she could witness her in action.
“It took a couple seconds to sink in (the win). Then I saw grandma in the crowd, and I completely broke down,” she said. “Knowing how proud she was, I was happy I was able to give her that memory after how much she has sacrificed for me.”
Speaking about her own personal sacrifices and that of the other contestants in the competition, Maddison praised the pageant organisers for the part they played in helping to mould each young woman.
She said that every contestant, whether they walked away with a title or not, left the competition stronger and more focused than they were before.