Dear Pageant Girl,
Just when I was starting to think that Miss Universe Australia is as good as it gets for Western Australia, out comes this blonde beauty. Looking at her pictures she has all the makings of the quintessential Aussie babe and my goodness am I the only one who thinks she’s a dead ringer for Sonia Kruger?
Now I know most pageants will harp about charities and try to justify their relevance especially to media by falling on this crutch.
You see, what impresses me most about Miss World Australia is the emphasis on using your physical beauty to help those less fortunate. It seems to me that every single contestant is clear and genuine about this. With their individual challenges it also is about finding a complete woman.
Pics aside, I was incredibly impressed by her interview. One of the few interviews that actually touched by heart.
Take a read and I’m sure it will have the same effect on you.
And oh. I LOVE a woman who is confident enough to wear animal print. ROWR.
What is your motivation in joining Miss World Australia?
Well I had the opportunity to do Miss Universe Western Australia in 2012 as well and that was a remarkable journey. I not only was able to help ToyBox charity but I learnt so much during the journey and made some amazing friends. We were taught about eating right, exercising, looking after our bodies, catwalk classes and much more. So I thought why not have another amazing experience and met some great people along the way.
Are pageants still relevant in this day and age?
Yes I think pageants are still relevant in today’s society and as we proceed into the future I think there only going to get more relevant. I think more beautiful, intelligent and caring girls are going to want to use these pageants not only to have an amazing experience and grow their confidence but also as a way of making their mark with a charity.
Apart from the crown, what do you hope to gain from this experience?
So far the experience has been indescribable Im in the process of holding a charity Music Night for Lilla Community which so far has just been a bundle of different emotions however extremely exciting and I can’t wait to see the outcome from the event. I know I will gain a lovely bunch of beautiful and intelligent friends, an experience of a life time and mainly being able to make a difference in Lilla Community.
Who are your role models?
It’s very convenient to say my mother, but truthfully I would have to definitely say my biggest role model is my mum. She’s been through two divorces and at a period of time was a single mum supporting 4 children. She is now a Motivational speaker and Corporate trainer and she is the most inspiring person in my life. I find her to be incredibly strong, intelligent, wise, respectful and motivating. She has raised me and my brothers with conservative Christian morals and values which I apply to my everyday life. During the course of graduating high school and continuing into University she has continuously motivated me to go forward and give everything and anything a go. Even if I haven’t completely succeeded at something she has always been there for me and has been happy for me. She is truly an inspirational woman and I think I can speak on behalf of many people.
Tell me something interesting about yourself
Something interesting about me is that I actually spent the last 3 years of high school at an Agricultural boarding school were I did my TEE but also rode horses at school, drove tractors, picked olives, planted crops, fed cows and much more. I live on a small hobby farm about an hour and a half north of Perth and have two horses, 4 chickens and 2 dogs. I think you can defiantly say I’m a country girl I don’t mind getting my hands dirty and I love the outdoors. I also had the opportunity to represent WA as the rural ambassador at the National Constitutional Convention in Canberra in 2010 to debate my political and legal rights on the health and water systems.
What kind of preparations have you undergone for the competition?
Well I have always been right into sport but since the competition I have just increased my physical activity and eating healthy. All of the girls and myself have been in preparation of our Charity events which I think I can say for all the girls has been very stressful but exciting and I think all the girls charities look amazing and our going to be a great event. Other preparations include being prepared for our talent section which of course is very nerve racking for all of us.
Prior to joining this competition, what previous pageant experiences have you had?
Prior to this competition I had actually done Miss Teen Australia in 2010 were I placed for Miss Personality. I also made top 60 of Miss Universe Western Australia this year as well.
Hypothetically, if you had a 14 year old daughter who had a crooked nose that affected her self esteem would you let her have plastic surgery?
I don’t think there is anything wrong with plastic surgery if it allows you to be more confident within yourself and to proceed forward in life then go for it. However I know there are certain impurities on myself that I would like changed but I have learned to just love those impurities even more and to remember that’s what make me different and distinguishes me for who I am. If a crooked nose was affecting my daughters self-esteem dramatically then yes I would consider it for her however I would explain what I do in those situations and let her know that no one is perfect and she needs to learn to love those things she doesn’t love about herself and she will see that her self-esteem will begin to rise.
How would you promote the Beauty with a Purpose message to Australian media?
Well I consider that every person has a purpose on this earth. The Beauty with a Purpose message is about donating our time to our community, about making a difference and being there for a purpose. Not only being beautiful but having this beauty internally and externally and using it for a purpose. I would promote this message to the Australian media by showing through charity events that yes being a Miss World contestant you do need be attractive but that is not what it is about we all have individual purposes and passions for different charities and were here to set an example and make a difference in the community and our chosen charity.
If you could take 1 person into space with you who would it be?
I would have to say my Mum because I think she would be ‘over the moon’ with a journey like that.
What is the greatest gift anyone gave you?
Probably my trip to Cambodia in 2008, which my mother helped pay for. I travelled there with my sister, my mum and two doctors for two weeks and we travelled to different orphanages and villages playing and helping the children. It was an amazing trip and something that has open my eyes and changed my life.
What makes up the quintessential woman?
There is a proverb that states a woman’s worth is far above rubies. This meant that the woman’s worth comes from her essence, who she is. She is loyal, trustworthy, and wise, she knows how to give and receive and she takes care of herself so that she can take care of others.
Do you think we should censor the Internet?
Yes the way that the police do it to protect children and violent pornographies from destroying lives and the threat of terrorism.
Tell me why you should be Miss World Australia 2012.
It would be an honor to be crowned Miss World Australia to be able to continue philanthropic missions not just on behalf of myself but as a representative of the country I love. I’ve been raise in a family that has done outreach based work for generations and I believe that its within me to continue that.