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:
McNaught won the crown of Miss Australia 2006 and
represented Australia in the Miss Universe pagent.
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.
McNaught goes topless - 22nd January 2009
The Daily Telegraph)
earned the name McNaughty for a reason, now Confidential's
spies say they have seen Erin McNaught bare all
"Mark", from Coogee tells us that he
saw Erin McNaught sunbaking topless on the sands
of Coogee Beach on Monday.
she didn't manage to win Miss Universe, she certainly
stole the admiring glances of many men on the
Aussie Erin holds Universe "Trump" card
- 23rd July 2006
(Credit: The Sydney
Erin McNaught holds the trump card heading into the
2006 Miss Universe competition - Donald Trump.
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.
has also caught Trump's eye.
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.
24, nicknamed McNaughty after topless photos were
published in men's magazine Zoo Weekly last month,
appears to have benefited from the notoriety.
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.
was the topless shots that were on Trump's mind.
think there was a little controversy in Australia,"
Trump told Letterman.
was in some nude photos, as I understand it."
was just as excited, reacting with a: "Whoooaaa!"
trip to the Letterman show confirmed McNaught's status
among the top candidates.
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.
along with Miss Colombia, Miss Puerto Rico and Miss
Finland, escorted Trump as he made his entrance on
the Letterman stage.
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
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?"
did not call McNaught back, but he approved of her
right to disrobe.
no controversy there as far as I'm concerned,"
has been taking the extra attention in her stride.
don't think so," she told AAP when asked if she
thought the nude photo publicity would hurt her chances.
is a great ally to have on her side.
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.
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.
betting agency Centrebet has McNaught the outright
favourite. In the UK, bookmakers were favouring Miss
Colombia, Valerie Dominguez, who is the cousin of
in the 24 hours punters backing McNaught saw UK betting
agency Expekt.com install the Australian as the new
favourite at 8/1, just ahead of 10/1 Miss Colombia
and Miss Mexico at 11/1.
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.
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.
Zambia, Miss Mauritius and Miss Turks and Caicos are
rated as the least likely to win with odds of 320/1.
Miss Universe pageant will take place at LA's Shrine
Man Australia does not represet Erin McNaught