Finch reportedly claimed she had been pressured by pageant"s national director Deborah Miller into signing an exclusive three-year management contract. But according to the Daily Telegraph, the Sydney-based model slammed the reports claiming pageant runner-up Jade Russell would be taking over the crown, reports News.com.au.
Finch said: "I have not been replaced and Deb and I are pulling together in a positive direction." She added: "For someone to lose their title you have to do something wrong and in my case I haven't."
Miller also confirmed that Finch remained the titleholder and would represent Australia at Miss Universe pageant in the Bahamas in August, the Courier-Mail reports. She said: "Rachael has the full support of Miss Universe Australia, and we will work with her to promote Australia positively on the international platform."