What inspired you to walk on the course of beauty pageants?
Miss World Australia revolves around the ideology of “Beauty with a Purpose”. Each contestant must do her part for the community, raising money and awareness for worthy causes. This year the event is supporting Variety Children’s Charity, an organization which provides support to children who are disadvantaged, disabled or suffering from serious illness and their families.
My part time job during university is looking after children and I recognize that this has influenced my decision to take part in the Miss World pageant. Helping children is a cause very close to my heart, and I have always involved myself in initiatives and charities that support children and families in need. The Miss World pageant has given me a wider platform to raise much needed funds and I hope this will impact the lives of many. I am thankful for this opportunity.
What do you expect to gain by competing in a pageant?
I think I have already gained so much from this experience and I am very excited to see where it takes me. I have made many new friends and met a lot of wonderful committed people throughout my Miss World journey. Through participating I have been given the opportunity to develop a higher awareness of different community organizations and assist them in their efforts to improve peoples’ quality of life. The pageant has allowed me to positively affect a specific target community through a highly visible platform, and I hope to continue doing this in the future. For me, the pageant has been a fantastic and really worthwhile learning experience.
What would you advise any young girl out there who has a dream of being a queen one day?
The best advice I could give anyone would be to never be afraid to chase your dreams. I truly believe that the only barrier we have in life is ourselves. If you are determined and you are committed to pursuing your dreams there is nothing stopping you from achieving the goals you set for yourself, whatever they may be. My advice is to work hard and throw yourself completely into everything you do with genuine ambition because you never know what opportunities can develop through commitment and personal drive.
Social media seem to play a major role in pageantry nowadays. Do you think this is advantageous to you? Why or why not?
Social media is one of the strongest promotional tools the world has ever seen. To me it is an integral component in raising awareness for my particular charity and their urgent need for funds to continue operating their support programs. The way in which we are able to reach an international audience with such speed is a completely unprecedented level of exposure. When used responsibly and with a social conscience, the power of social networking is easily one of the best mediums and one of the most effective platforms at our disposal today.
Thanks to the beautiful Aliandra for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss World Australia pageant.