A BULLSBROOK teenager is on the brink of something very special, making the Australian finals of one of the world’s oldest beauty pagents.
Seventeen-year-old Georgia Dewstow-Smith is one of three WA contestants through to the finals of the Miss World Australia, with the winner selected to represent Australia and the Miss World pagent, which has been running since 1951.
Only two Australians have ever won the Miss World title and Dewstow-Smith, who attends Swan Christian College and has been modelling for Chadwick Models since she was 14, believes she has what it takes to make it to the top.
But first she has to make it though the finals in August this year.
The catchline “Beauty With a Purpose”, The Miss World pagent isn’t just about beauty – it also raises money for a variety of charities, and Georgia has selected the Charlie Teo Foundation and Variety Australia.
Georgia said both causes were close to her heart.
“They’re both great charities and I really love what they do,” she said.
“I’ve lost family members to cancer so obviously the Charlie Teo Foundation that’s very close to my heart.
“My mother’s brother also had special needs so Variety WA, the work they do is very important and I’m really proud to be fundraising for these organisations.”
Georgia said she had received an amazing amount of support from her friends and family and her ultimate goal was to model for Victoria’s Secret.
“It’s such a big ambition but I am going to chase it and I just know I’m going to try as hard as possible to get where I want to go.
“All I have to do is set my mind and hopefully I can get there.”
To help Georgia achieve her Miss World ambition, she has set up fundraising pages for the Charlie Teo Foundation – https://missworldaustralia-2018.everydayhero.com/au/miss-world-australia-beauty-with-a-purpose-charlie-teo-found – and Variety Australia – https://missworldaustralia2018.everydayhero.com/au/miss-world-australia-beauty-with-a-purpose-children-s-variet
By Liam Ducey