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Logies 2022: Maria Thattil makes a statement in ‘naked dress’

Former Miss Universe Maria Thattil stuns in a raunchy ‘naked’ dress at the Logie Awards – as she reveals that the daring frock was inspired by her coming out as bisexual

Former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil certainly didn’t hold back in the wardobe department at Sunday night’s Logie Awards.

The 29-year-old turned heads in a sheer gown that almost made her appear naked as she posed up a storm on the red carpet. 

Rather than to titillate, the model revealed that she wore the frock to make a statement about her sexuality.

Former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil stunned in a ‘naked’ dress at Sunday night’s Logie Awards on the Gold Coast

‘It took vulnerability to stand in my naked truth when I came out on national TV during my first show – so I wanted a look that represents that,’ she explained on Instagram.

‘This custom gown is an ode to the power that lies in not hiding who you are,’ she continued.

‘The nakedness of the dress stands for freedom, and unrestricted by attempts to shield the body, it represents power in celebrating yourself. Logies – here we come.’

The 29-year-old turned heads in a sheer gown that almost made her appear naked as she posed up a storm on the red carpet

The 29-year-old turned heads in a sheer gown that almost made her appear naked as she posed up a storm on the red carpet

Maria’s custom made ‘naked dress’ featured thousands of crystals beaded throughout to emulate dropping water, much like the Thierry Mugler dress that Kim Kardashian wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

‘Crafted with 3027 crystals to emulate water, custom nude mesh designed by Conilio to match my skin, and a corset moulded to the shape of my body to accentuate my proportions. Why change yourself to fit the world?’ Maria wrote.

The former beauty pageant princess publicly came out as bisexual during her stint on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Rather than to titillate, the model revealed that she wore the frock to make a statement about her sexuality as a bisexual woman

Rather than to titillate, the model revealed that she wore the frock to make a statement about her sexuality as a bisexual woman

'The nakedness of the dress stands for freedom, and unrestricted by attempts to shield the body, it represents power in celebrating yourself,' she announced on Instagram

‘The nakedness of the dress stands for freedom, and unrestricted by attempts to shield the body, it represents power in celebrating yourself,’ she announced on Instagram 

She said at the time that she kept her sexuality hidden because there were ‘many homophobic sentiments in her school around being a lesbian’. 

‘I haven’t told anyone, but I’ll tell you,’ she told co-star David Subritzky.

‘It’s actually nerve-wracking to talk about. Growing up I always thought maybe I was a little bi-curious. I only ever dated straight people but growing up I did have crushes on girls,’ she explained.

Maria's custom made 'naked dress' featured thousands of crystals beaded throughout to emulate dropping water

Maria’s custom made ‘naked dress’ featured thousands of crystals beaded throughout to emulate dropping water

Maria said that she’d never been with a woman up until a few weeks before filming I’m a Celeb.

‘We ended up hooking up and it just felt natural. It just feels bloody good to say it,’ she gushed.

‘I don’t want to carry any shame or stigma about it and … I just want to break out of that.’ 

The former beauty pageant princess publicly came out as bisexual during her stint on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The former beauty pageant princess publicly came out as bisexual during her stint on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

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