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Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil attends celebrity basketball game at Qudos Bank Arena

Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil shows off her skills on the court as she attends celebrity basketball game at Qudos Bank Arena

Maria Thattil was getting sporty on Sunday.  

The Miss Universe Australia 2020 attended a celebrity basketball game at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

The 29-year-old posed alongside a number of players at the match, including Jordan King. 

Fit! Maria Thattil (pictured) was getting sporty on Sunday. The Miss Universe Australia 2020 attended a celebrity basketball game at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney

She then showed off her skills on the court, playing alongside other notable guests including Nova radio star Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli. 

Maria wore a series of outfits during and before the game, including a black activewear set. 

She had earlier arrived in an oversized purple blazer which she matched with a pair of knee-high black boots. 

Stars: The 29-year-old posed alongside a number of players at the match

Stars: The 29-year-old posed alongside a number of players at the match

A look: She had arrived in an oversized purple blazer which she matched with a pair of knee-high black boots

A look: She had arrived in an oversized purple blazer which she matched with a pair of knee-high black boots

Outfits: Maria wore a series of outfits during and before the game, including a black activewear set with blue sneakers

Outfits: Maria wore a series of outfits during and before the game, including a black activewear set with blue sneakers 

Once on the court she donned a basketball shirt and shorts along with sneakers, and flaunted her ball skills. 

It comes after the model revealed she is thinking about entering the political arena in a bid to support marginalised communities. 

‘I’ve been thinking about it,’ the 29-year-old told Now To Love. ‘It’s always been in the back of my mind. Maybe in the future, it’s something I want to do.’

The brunette beauty also admitted her pageant career has often led to her being pigeonholed as nothing more than a model, despite her impressive education.

Fans of the game: She was playing alongside other notable guests including Nova radio star Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli (right)

Fans of the game: She was playing alongside other notable guests including Nova radio star Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli (right) 

Ball skills: Maria then showed off her skills on the court with the other players

Ball skills: Maria then showed off her skills on the court with the other players 

‘Because I chose to do Miss Universe, there were remarks that I was being reduced to model,’ she said.

‘I was a tertiary-educated HR worker who was nominated for scholarship. The academic merit, the work ethic and things people are going to want to discredit all the time,’ she continued.

‘It was just important to stay rooted in who I am and what I’ve achieved. No matter what people say, they can’t take it away. I let my work speak for itself.’

Maria has degrees in Psychology and Management, graduated with first-class in honours, and received a nomination for a scholarship to Harvard. 

Good cause: It comes after the model revealed she is thinking about entering the political arena in a bid to support marginalised communities

Good cause: It comes after the model revealed she is thinking about entering the political arena in a bid to support marginalised communities

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