By Daily Mail Australia Reporter
Published: 03:30 BST, 18 September 2019 | Updated: 03:58 BST, 18 September 2019
Tegan Martin was recently criticised by her friend, Imogen Anthony, for taking on a Melbourne Cup Ambassador role.
But the former Miss Universe Australia refuses to let anything rain on her parade and she recently graced the cover of Elle magazine Australia's October issue to promote the annual horse racing event.
Sporting a mustard yellow silk ensemble and an elaborate black and white race day hat, the 27-year-old oozed confidence as she posed for the glamorous cover shoot.
Cover girl: Tegan Martin has graced the cover of Elle magazine's October issue
The statuesque blonde will partake in various other photo shoots and press appearances in coming weeks as the face of this year's Melbourne Cup.
She recently described the ambassador gig as a 'an absolute dream come true' and while fans were happy for the model -