Paulini's favorite Christmas album is Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas, with her favorite song from that album being O Holy Night.
Paulini was selected as one of the celebrity highlights of World Youth Day festivities in July 2008, performing the event's anthem, Receive The Power, alongside Guy Sebastian at the welcome concert and Final Mass.
Paulini lists This Time I know It's For Real as her favourite Young Divas song.
Before competing in Australian Idol, Paulini lived at home and sang part-time with a band called Mixx.
Paulini's second album, Superwoman was released on August 5th, 2006.
Paulini has two sisters: Sereima and Litia.
The Young Divas pulled out of a tour where they were to support the band Westlife in February 2007. Their manager claimed it was because the group was so popular now, they did not need to be a support act.
In 2006, The Young Divas released their debut single, This Time I Know It's For Real.
In September 2006, Paulini was listed as #47 in TV Week's 'Top 50 most memorable moments on Australian television' list, for her performance on Australian Idol in her now infamous gold dress.
Paulini: (asked who she thinks is the biggest talent Australian Idol has uncovered from any season) Guy Sebastian. He's taught me so much, and I think he has one of the most amazing voices in Australia.
Paulini: Mainly I love creating my own thing, so for me the most important thing is that I'm writing for myself. But I love everything that has to do with singing - whether it's for The Young Divas or for It Takes Two or for anyone else. I love it.
Paulini: (on Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé Knowles) I just love the way they're on the edge and they're not safe with the way they sing their songs. You know, whatever comes out, comes out. It doesn't necessarily make sense with the music, but it works. They nail everything with feel.
Paulini: (on her second album "Superwoman") I absolutely treasure this album. I've had more control, some of my own songs are on it, and I've sung it exactly the way I wanted to sing it. I hope that people will be happy with it. I've tried my best. But for me, the most important thing is that people know that I can sing and I'm not faking everything. It's real and it's genuine.
Paulini: (on body confidence) You've got to love yourself before you can love anyone else. It's all about being confident and showing people you don't have to be a size 8 to feel great about yourself. It's amazing when you see someone who's a little overweight walk into a room with confidence. Then everyone looks at them - not at their size.
Paulini: (on the pressure to be thin): Image is 50 per cent of what we do. It's about the whole package - looking and sounding great. When you get a lot of criticism, you think, 'How can I get myself looking better and feeling better about myself?'
Paulini: (on how she now feels about the criticism she received on Australian Idol) I'm bigger than other female artists, taller and bigger-boned. I'm over what 'Dicko' [former judge Ian 'Dicko' Dickson] said to me about my weight. I was embarrassed, but it provoked me to get into the gym and eat properly.