After being named third runner-up in last week's international Miss Universe contest, Australian titleholder Renae Ayris may have the world at her feet but her next move is still up in the air.
The Connolly beauty flew home from Las Vegas on Christmas Eve and has been spending time with family and friends after a gruelling pageant schedule that culminated in a televised final on December 19.
Despite offers for several projects, Ayris said she was not making any firm plans about career prospects.
"The Miss Universe Australia office is closed until January 14, so I have a little bit of a break," she said.
"And then I don't know, whatever opportunities are open to me. I am free to try anything."
One project the 22-year-old said she would continue was her charity work. She travelled to China earlier in the year as an ambassador for children's cause Operation Smile.
She will also be a judge in the WA heats of Miss Universe 2013, which start in February.
After stepping on to the world stage, Ayris quickly gained an international following and social networking site Twitter was abuzz with her name during the event.
But the seasoned dancer said she was careful not to let all the hype go to her head.
"I don't really pay much attention to all the attention, it doesn't really change me," Ayris said.
"It feels good to get all the nice comments, though." With much of her work based in the Eastern States, Ayris had been considering a move away from WA with her boyfriend of six years, Sam Doyle, but those plans have been put on hold so she can make the most of her time back in Perth.
Ayris said she was enjoying spending time with her family after three weeks in the US.
"They are really happy for me but they are glad I got to come home," she said. "They were a little scared that I might be off to New York, if I won.
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