Kimberley Girl competition heats up

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The finalists from Friday's heat, who will move onto the Kimberley Girl final this Friday
Camera IconThe finalists from Friday's heat, who will move onto the Kimberley Girl final this Friday Credit: Jakeb Waddell

A stunning line-up of young indigenous women put theory into practice as their week of intense workshops culminated in a spectacular modelling showcase on Friday night.

The Kimberley Girl heats saw 16 young women strut down the catwalk in front of seven judges and a packed crowd, who were told about each girl’s dreams and ambitions.

Contestants in heat one of the Kimberley Girl competition.
Camera IconContestants in heat one of the Kimberley Girl competition. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

The contestants participated in a series of workshops during the week, with topics including overcoming adversity, leadership, modelling, beauty and other life skills.

Of the two heats, 10 girls were chosen to advance to Friday night’s final, where they will be joined by Pilbara Girl finalists in a massive event at Goolarri Media.

Zevida Bin Busu
Camera IconZevida Bin Busu Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Program founder and Goolarri chief executive Kira Fong congratulated each of the participants.

“This year’s group of girls were an absolute stand-out — they worked so hard to get to where they were on Friday,” she said. “It was very difficult to pick 10 to go through — only one point separated the last eight girls, and that’s an indication of just how close it was.

“To those who didn’t get through, we hope they learnt as much as they could and we look forward to staying in touch with them and helping them achieve the most in life.

“Friday night’s final will be exciting and it’ll be so hard to pick a winner. We’re not after a supermodel, we’re after a young leader.”

Sheniqua Sambo
Camera IconSheniqua Sambo Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Natasha Ozkies — Finalist

Zyian Riley — Finalist

Zevida Bin Busu — Finalist

Christine Frank — Finalist

Kennisha Waina

Tanalia Kitching

Sheniqua Sambo

Kasey Councillor

Tula Carter — Finalist

Montana Ah-Won — Finalist

Sahvanna Brandis — Finalist

Chloe Roe — Finalist

Levinia Shadforth — Finalist

Olivia Nulgit — Finalist

Rashoun Sambo

The girls prepare for a photoshoot at last week's workshops
Camera IconThe girls prepare for a photoshoot at last week's workshops Credit: Jakeb Waddell
The girls prepare for a photoshoot at last week's workshops
Camera IconThe girls prepare for a photoshoot at last week's workshops Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Sahvanna Brandis
Camera IconSahvanna Brandis Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Tula Carter
Camera IconTula Carter Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Chloe Roe
Camera IconChloe Roe Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Olivia Nulgit
Camera IconOlivia Nulgit Credit: Jakeb Waddell

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