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The Bachelor’s Vakoo Kauapirura talks candidly about the sexual abuse she endured as a child


The Bachelor’s Vakoo Kauapirura talks candidly about the sexual abuse she endured as a child… ahead of her Miss Universe Australia debut


Vakoo Kauapirura has revealed the horrific abuse she endured as a child.

The Bachelor star, 26, told The Daily Telegraph on Thursday she suffered sexual abuse as an eight year old in Namibia, before emigrating to Australia.

And the model, who is one of 30 finalists for the upcoming Miss Universe Australia, said she hid her trauma ‘for years’.  

Candid chat: Vakoo Kauapirura has revealed the horrific abuse she endured as a child. Seen here during the 2019 season of The Bachelor

Even though at the time she admits she ‘felt really alone,’ the Camden-based beauty wants to leverage her new platform to help others in the same plight. 

‘I want to use Miss Universe to raise awareness on behalf of other women who have been silenced,’ said Vakoo.  

Last year, Vakoo spoke out about the limited modelling opportunities for women of colour.

Past: The Bachelor star, 26, told The Daily Telegraph she suffered sexual abuse as an eight year old in Namibia, before emigrating to Australia

Past: The Bachelor star, 26, told The Daily Telegraph she suffered sexual abuse as an eight year old in Namibia, before emigrating to Australia

‘I want to do more modelling, I want to travel because there’s not much work here for me,’ the Namibian-born star told The Daily Telegraph.

‘Most jobs go to others. That’s why I went to South Africa and even there, the market is still dominated by European girls. I’ll try America and England,’ she added. 

Vakoo was born in Namibia before moving to Manchester in the UK and settling in Sydney, Australia when she was 15 years old.

New start: And the model, who is one of 30 finalists for the upcoming Miss Universe Australia, said she hid her trauma 'for years'

New start: And the model, who is one of 30 finalists for the upcoming Miss Universe Australia, said she hid her trauma ‘for years’ 

Taking to YouTube in 2019, the model said she has never experienced racism in Australia, but admitted that she had received some questionable comments at times.

‘I’ve never experienced any racism, really, in Australia,’ Vakoo said.

‘People HAVE said things, but people haven’t said anything to me that’s made me feel a type of way because it hasn’t been that deep,’ she added.

Her journey: Vakoo was born in Namibia before moving to Manchester in the UK and settling in Sydney, Australia when she was 15 years old

Her journey: Vakoo was born in Namibia before moving to Manchester in the UK and settling in Sydney, Australia when she was 15 years old

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