Mara is a beautiful 19-year-old 2nd year student of Swinburne University of Technology taking up a degree of Bachelor Business majoring in Tourism management. She lives in Pakenham and is working part-time in a Thai Restaurant.
Mara is very passionate with her studies because her greatest dream is to finish her studies and get a degree to move on the next level of her life and continue pursuing her dreams.
A very religious person, Mara loves praying with her family and going to church every weekend. She likes shopping, singing, dancing, going out with family and friends travelling and watching movies especially comedy, horror and romantic films.
She says that joining the beauty contest is a new and exciting experience for her and 'will boost her confidence' and 'to portray the real meaning of Dalagang Filipina.'
Mara's mottos in life are: 'The family that prays together stays together', 'Don't let anyone stop you from pursuing your dreams; and 'If it's meant to be, then it's meant to be.'