Erin Victoria Holland (born 21 March 1989 Cairns, Australia) is an Australian singer, TV Host, model, dancer and charity worker. She won her national title, Miss World Australia, on 20 July 2013.[2]

Erin Victoria Holland
Erin Holland, Miss World Australia (2).jpg
Born
Erin Victoria Holland

(1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 (age 30)
OccupationSinger, presenter, actress, model and dancer
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
TitleMiss World Australia 2013, Miss World Oceania 2013
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue/Green
WebsiteErin Holland

BiographyEdit

Erin was born in Cairns, Far North Queensland to parents Trish and Mark Holland. Her love of music began from 3 years old, when her father taught her how to play the recorder. Since this early introduction, she trained as a classical, musical theatre and jazz singer, played the Clarinet and Saxophone and studied musical theory, with the dream of one day starring as a leading lady on Broadway. Erin trained in Jazz and Tap dancing from 4 years old, receiving honours in Advanced R.A.D Examinations. Throughout her schooling, she performed in Orchestras, Big Bands, Choirs, Wind Ensembles and many Musicals. Amateur theatre credits included lead roles in Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Annie (Lily) and Fame (Carmen). Upon graduating from Cairns State High School in 2006, Erin moved to Sydney to pursue her dreams, to study on scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Miss World Australia 2013Edit

Holland beat 32 finalists [3] to be crowned Miss World Australia on 20 July 2013. For the talent component of the competition Holland sang Cabaret's "Maybe This Time", receiving 1st place, and Miss World Australia Talent .[4] She went on to represent Australia in the Miss World International competition in Bali, Indonesia.[5] She credits her success to her wonderful family and friends, and the Miss World Australia organisation.

Miss World 2013Edit

Holland was awarded the Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty, Oceania on 28 September 2013, placing in the Top 10 of the overall competition out of 130 countries. For the talent component of the competition, she performed "Someone Like You" from the musical Jekyll & Hyde where she received 1st Runner-up, Erin also placed 1st Runner-up in the coveted Beauty With A Purpose philanthropy component and 8th in Interview.

As the reigning Miss World Oceania, Erin has travelled with the Miss World organisation since the competition, performing and attending events in China and United States; most recently performing and judging the International Mister World 2014 competition in England.

Charity workEdit

Erin is an ambassador for the International Beauty with a Purpose Charity as a former Beauty Queen. This has seen her actively involved in providing aid for the Lilla Community, a remote Indigenous community located in the Northern Territory, Australia. Erin is also involved with Variety, the Children's Charity Make-A-Wish Foundation and an ambassador for McHappy Day, supporting the Ronald McDonald Charity.

EducationEdit

 
Holland interviewing Andrew Scheer during a cricket tournament in Brampton

Holland is a classically trained soprano singer holding a Bachelor of Classical Voice degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.[6] She received a scholarship after graduating from Cairns State High School in 2006. Erin also received a Music Scholarship from The Women's College, University of Sydney, where she lived throughout the 4 years of her bachelor's degree.

She has achieved advanced qualifications in Classical Voice, Clarinet and Theory A.M.E.B examinations, as well as Jazz and Tap dance examinations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydney-opera-singer-erin-holland-takes-miss-world-australia-title/story-fni0cx12-1226682807682
  2. ^ "Modest Erin takes Miss World title". www.dailytelegraph.com.au. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Erin swans on to World stage". NewsComAu. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  4. ^ http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/492912/20130722/erin-holland-miss-world-australia-opera-singer.htm#.Ugjta2T09Xc
  5. ^ "Cairns News | Local News Cairns QLD | The Cairns Post". Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Modest Erin takes Miss World title". www.dailytelegraph.com.au. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2019.