And another from the wild wild west! There is something very classic about this beauty’s look. Reminds me of a very young Goldie Hawn. Her make up was spot on for her WA competition. Dazzling. Also one of the best interviews for DPG. Go girl.
Alison Davis, 20
I am a Geology Student at UWA. I’m a country girl and live in the Swan Valley. I love the outdoors and have been riding horses competitively for nearly 15 years.
What is your motivation in joining this competition?
My main motivation for joining this competition was find out more about myself and to grow as a person. It also seemed like a lot of fun and a great way to make friends and meet people.
What do you know about Miss Universe Australia?
When I started the competition, I knew very little about it. Now I know that it is not just a ‘beauty competition’. It is looking for strong, self-confident women we can look up to, who are beautiful both inside and out.
Are pageants still relevant in this day and age?
I think that pageants such as Miss Universe are very relevant in the world today as they promote a fit and healthy lifestyle. They also encourage young women to be involved in charity, helping others and making a difference in their societies.
Apart from the crown, what do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to gain a greater understanding about who I am as a person and what I want to achieve in my life. I have already made so many friends, learnt so much and already had a lot of amazing opportunities.
Who are your role models?
My main role models throughout my life have been my parents. They have always supported and encouraged me to do my best. There are many other people I aspire to for their individual gifts and achievements; Edward Gal, the world record holding Dutch dressage rider, for his incredible talent and dedication. Also Dr Fiona Wood, Australian of the year for 2005, most well known for her work saving lives in the 2002 Bali Bombings. The hard working plastic surgeon and burns specialist is also a mother of six and an incredible role model to women.
Tell me something interesting about yourself.
I volunteer at Riding for the Disabled, a specialised program, which enriches lives through building relationships with horses. In my spare time I also train horses with problems or rescue horses with little to no riding experience so they can find happy forever homes or go onto become competition horses.
What kind of preparations have you gone through to prepare yourself for the competition?
It’s been hard work, but I have been trying to cut out most of the junk food and maintain a healthy and balanced diet. As well as my usual couple of hours of riding a day I have also been keeping fit with boxing at The Ring and Pilates at PFI. Coming into summer, I have also been trying to take care of my skin in the sun, and drinking lots of water! I’m also making an effort to be more aware about what’s happening in the world. I guess these are all good habits for life!