Erin McNaught

Erin McNaught

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Erin McNaught (born 22 May 1982 in Canberra, Australia) is the 2006 Miss Australia, representing Australia in the Miss Universe 2006 competition. She was earlier crowned Miss University 2005. McNaught competed in the pageant despite controversy over revealing photos of her posing topless in Australian lads mag Zoo Weekly in 2004. She currently lives in Sydney, New South Wales. As of late in 2007 she is currently hosting "Cyber Shack" as seen on Channel 10 replacing former co-host "Fuzzy" Agolley who has gone on to host Video Hits replacing former host Axle Whitehead. She has also made appearances on Joker Poker. She is currently dating Sydney Roosters footballer, Braith Anasta. She joined the cast of Neighbours in December 2007, and is set to appear in April 2008. (Credit: Wikipedia).


Erin McNaught won the crown of Miss Australia 2006 and represented Australia in the Miss Universe pagent.

Erin was allowed to compete in the Miss Universe pageant despite revelations that she posed topless in an Australian publication Zoo Weekly in 2004. These photos earned her the nickname Erin McNaughty.


Erin McNaught goes topless - 22nd January 2009
(Credit: The Daily Telegraph)

She earned the name McNaughty for a reason, now Confidential's spies say they have seen Erin McNaught bare all in public.

Reader "Mark", from Coogee tells us that he saw Erin McNaught sunbaking topless on the sands of Coogee Beach on Monday.

While she didn't manage to win Miss Universe, she certainly stole the admiring glances of many men on the beach.



Aussie Erin holds Universe "Trump" card - 23rd July 2006
(Credit: The Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia's Erin McNaught holds the trump card heading into the 2006 Miss Universe competition - Donald Trump.

The Brisbane brunette is the favourite among most bookmakers around the world to snatch the coveted tiara, although she is just ahead of beauties from Colombia and Mexico.

McNaught has also caught Trump's eye.

In years past a nude photo scandal would torpedo a Miss Universe candidate, but the era of prim and proper pageants ended when the billionaire developer and self-described "admirer of beautiful women" bought the rights to the competition for a meagre $US10 million ($A13.35 million) nine years ago.

McNaught, 24, nicknamed McNaughty after topless photos were published in men's magazine Zoo Weekly last month, appears to have benefited from the notoriety.

When Trump appeared on US TV talkshow Late Show with David Letterman on Friday, of the 86 candidates McNaught was the only one he specifically spoke about.

It was the topless shots that were on Trump's mind.

"I think there was a little controversy in Australia," Trump told Letterman.

"She was in some nude photos, as I understand it."

Letterman was just as excited, reacting with a: "Whoooaaa!"

The trip to the Letterman show confirmed McNaught's status among the top candidates.

She was just one of four selected to fly from the Miss Universe base in Los Angeles to New York to appear on the talk show.

McNaught, along with Miss Colombia, Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Finland, escorted Trump as he made his entrance on the Letterman stage.

After a few seconds of smiles, posing and handshakes with an impressed Letterman, the four women walked off stage leaving Trump and Letterman to ponder their beauty.

When Trump told the talk show host McNaught had been busted for nude photos, Trump asked Letterman: "Now you want to bring her back? Are you going to bring her back out?"

Letterman did not call McNaught back, but he approved of her right to disrobe.

"There's no controversy there as far as I'm concerned," Letterman surmised.

McNaught has been taking the extra attention in her stride.

"I don't think so," she told AAP when asked if she thought the nude photo publicity would hurt her chances.

Trump is a great ally to have on her side.

He became close with Australia's 2004 Miss Universe winner, Jennifer Hawkins, during her year-long reign and Trump has plenty of power in deciding this year's winner.

Trump will personally pick five of the 20 entrants who make it to the finals and, with McNaught spending more time with Trump in New York at the Letterman show, it would be a surprise if she did not make the short-list.

Australian betting agency Centrebet has McNaught the outright favourite. In the UK, bookmakers were favouring Miss Colombia, Valerie Dominguez, who is the cousin of singer Shakira.

But, in the 24 hours punters backing McNaught saw UK betting agency install the Australian as the new favourite at 8/1, just ahead of 10/1 Miss Colombia and Miss Mexico at 11/1.

Another betting agency, Pinnacle, does not rate McNaught as highly, keeping her third favourite with odds of 9.4/1. Miss Colombia is the favourite at 7.8/1 and Miss Mexico second at 8.9/1.

Venezuela is always well represented at Miss Universe, although the bookies are not big fans, giving Jictzad Vina middle-of-the-pack odds of around 40/1.

Miss Zambia, Miss Mauritius and Miss Turks and Caicos are rated as the least likely to win with odds of 320/1.

The Miss Universe pageant will take place at LA's Shrine Auditorium.


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