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Kimberley Girl: Heat one draws hundreds as local girls share inspiring stories

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
Kimberley and Pilbara Girl contestants with Jahn-Edda Petrevski (16) in front.
Camera IconKimberley and Pilbara Girl contestants with Jahn-Edda Petrevski (16) in front. Credit: Cain Andrews

Kimberley Girl participants rocked the stage with their striking catwalk routine and touched the audience, sharing their inspiring personal stories and ambitions.

Kimberley kids on stage at Kimberkey and Pilbara girl heat one.
Camera IconKimberley kids on stage at Kimberkey and Pilbara girl heat one. Credit: Cain Andrews
Kimberley Girl participant Hayley Mulardy.
Camera IconKimberley Girl participant Hayley Mulardy. Credit: Cain Andrews

The girls strutted up and down the cat walk with confidence, sporting spectacular outfits from various local Kimberley and Pilbara designers to a crowd of stunned onlookers.

But fashion was only part of the competition with confidence building and leadership skills an essential part of the program.

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Kimberley Girl participant Hayley Mulardy said in the future she hope to become as strong as the rest of her family and inspire other women to chase their dreams.

“If I won Kimberley Girl I would like to talk at events involving all Indigenous women young and old and let them know you can still strive in life, you can do whatever you want,” she said.

“I would also love to talk about what made me who I am today and hope that it can give all girls the courage to open up and let them know they aren’t alone.”

Also wishing to inspire young women like herself Pilbara Girl participant Tatyana Skeen said in the future she would like to work to help Aboriginal people bridge the gap in the healthcare system.

“If I won Pilbara Girl I would like to inspire other young women like myself and remind all women that we are beautiful and strong, that our dreams are achievable and anything is possible with hard work and dedication,” she said.

Kimberley Girl participant Jennifer Feldman-Hunter (17).
Camera IconKimberley Girl participant Jennifer Feldman-Hunter (17). Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

Local filmmaker Jub Clerc performed hosting duties and said it was wonderful to see the girls confidence shine through on stage.

“This fabulous group of young women have taken their place as Pilbara and Kimberley girl alumni and we are so proud of each and every one of them for adapting to the environment around them,” she said.

Kimberley Girl participant Jennifer Feldman-Hunter (17).
Camera IconKimberley Girl participant Jennifer Feldman-Hunter (17). Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

“It is thanks to the support of the communities of the north west that this program has had such longevity.

Kimberley Girl participant Jahn-Edda Petrevski (16).
Camera IconKimberley Girl participant Jahn-Edda Petrevski (16). Credit: Cain Andrews

All participants won roses and will move on to the final heat to see who will be crowned Kimberley Girl and Pilbara Girl which will take place this coming Friday night October 7 in the Goolarri Media Garden.

Tickets can be purchased from the Goolarri Media website.

Kimberley Girl participant Hayley Mulardy.
Camera IconKimberley Girl participant Hayley Mulardy. Credit: Cain Andrews
Kimberley Girl participant Jahn-Edda Petrevski (16).
Camera IconKimberley Girl participant Jahn-Edda Petrevski (16). Credit: Cain Andrews
Kimberley Girl participant Jayzeka Gregory.
Camera IconKimberley Girl participant Jayzeka Gregory. Credit: Cain Andrews

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