Karishma Sarkari for Daily Mail Australia
It’s been a busy and long three weeks for Miss Universe Australia 2014, Tegan Martin.
After the big build up to the beauty pageant, the effervescent 22-year-old told Daily Mail Australia she’s ready for the final.
‘I feel like I’ve been here for 6 months!’ the blonde beauty exclaimed.
End in sight: Australia’s entrant into the Miss Universe competition, Tegan Martin, told Daily Mail Australia that she’s ready for the Final of the beauty pageant, after the weeks of intense build up
‘They have been long exciting days but I am ready for the final now.’
Having made it through the preliminary rounds on Wednesday, the Australian is in the running to take out the title at the beauty pageant, which will be held in Doral, Miami on Sunday.
Ahead of the main event, the remaining contestants took part in rehearsals on stage, with Tegan looking lovely in lemon on stage.
Bouncing onto the stage in the strapless fit and flare Forever New dress, the blonde beauty showed a little cleavage as the dress plunged into a v around her busy.
At times, the Aussie kept warm and covered up with a beige trench coat, also by the high-street brand, draped over her shoulders.
Lovely in lemon! The pastel colour popped against the blonde beauty’s tanned skin during rehearsals
Leggy lady: The statuesque model added strappy platform heels to elongate her long lean legs on stage
Adding strappy beige Chinese Laundry platform heels to the ensemble, lengthening her already long, lean legs, as she practiced for the ceremony.
As Tegan went through rehearsing each round of the competition, including the bikini and evening gown round, her Australia sash was displayed proudly.
But it wasn’t just a quick run through for the girls.
‘Rehearsals are long days and we have to do things so many times so everyone gets a turn to practice being in the top,’ Tegan explained.
Earlier in the day the blonde beauty shared a photo on Instagram from her hotel room, wearing a blue evening dress which featured a slit all the way up to the thigh and strategically placed beading over see-through mesh.
Covered up: Miss Australia wore a dress and trench by high-street brand Forever New during rehearsals
Preview? Miss Australia took to Instagram to show off a blue gown with a thigh-high split and strategic beading over see-through mesh, suggesting this could be her evening gown in the pageant final
It’s thought the Aussie contestant may have been giving fans a preview of her gown in the final.
During the evening gown segment of the evening, Nick Jonas will be performing his Number One single, Jealous, during a three-song medley at the Miss Universe Pageant.
He too was on stage during rehearsals, much to Tegan’s delight, with Miss Australia gushing: ‘I didn’t speak to him, he was just dancing and singing around us all – it was so surreal’.
Hit single: Nick Jonas will perform his US Number One single Jealous among a three song medley during the evening gown round of the Miss Universe competition
The American singer and former child star, who is currently dating Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, did have some advice for contestants.
He told US website Zap2it.com: ‘The thing that I’ve learned is what it takes is confidence’.
And Tegan should have plenty of confidence as her family, close friend and model beau, Angus Hood, all cheer her on from the audience at the FIU Arena in Miami.
All the action will be shown LIVE in Australia on Channel 7TWO from midday, Australia Day.
Cheering from the crowd! Tegan’s model beau Angus Hood will be with her family and good friend cheering her on from the crowd at the FIU Arena in Doral, Miami
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