Your moment in history

Since being crowned Miss Australia in 1961, Tania Verstak has had the time of her life.

After being crowned Miss Australia, Tania went on to beat contestants from the US, Argentina and the Netherlands to take home the title of Miss International in 1962, and cemented her spot in the hearts of all Australians. A child of Russian refugee parents, Tania is now a fully-fledged Australian and shares her story, the good and the bad, as part of APIA’s Time of My Life series. Why not watch her remarkable story?