Before the competition, all entrants will attend a Catwalk & Lifeskills Training course and a Toastmasters Training Course, which will teach us the art of Successful Public Speaking. The Judging Panel will judge us in three categories: Day Wear, Active Wear and Hollywood Glamour.
WHY IS IT A GREAT COMPETITION?
I really believe that the competition deserves respect and recognition for giving its entrants the opportunity to further pursue careers in the fashion industry. I am going to learn so much, not only from the courses, but from the other contestants and people in the industry that I will meet at the Awards show luncheon and dinner. I will also get alot of exposure on the Fashion Bash website, which has visitors from 90 countries on its site daily. Its website visits have increased from 5,000 in 2006 to 50,000 in 2009. This represents a 900% increase in its visitor numbers. I am also blessed for having met Henry Petersen. I remember contacting him and arranging to meet him last year when I was on the front cover of the Cairns Sun newspaper and he was featured in an article on his Queensland State scouting trip, in the same paper. We have always stayed in touch as I have constantly sent him anything that I achieved in my modelling career. He is always giving me great advice on every aspect of the fashion industry, including health and fitness. He also always reminds me that one can achieve whatever they put their mind to and so he is just one of the many inspiring people that I have met on my modelling journey.
I am even MORE excited to be the first African contestant EVER and am honoured to have the opportunity to represent my country, Zimbabwe and my continent, Africa. As I always say ‘dark is also fashionable, talented and beautiful’ so here is my chance to shine on the catwalk in Townsville and be a part of breaking some of the barriers that exist in the fashion industry.
The winner of Miss Fashion Australia will have, amongst other great giveaways that all entrants receive, the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, USA for a 7-day trip, where she will have the chance to attend castings in Hollywood. I am also looking forward to the national and international exposure that the competition will give me as an entrant and I really think that it is invaluable!
You can view my entry in the competition at: http://www.fashionbash.com.au/miss_fashion_australia.php (my pic is halfway down the page).
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