Kimberley Girl competition heats up
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.
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.
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.”
Natasha Ozkies — Finalist
Zyian Riley — Finalist
Zevida Bin Busu — Finalist
Christine Frank — Finalist
Tula Carter — Finalist
Montana Ah-Won — Finalist
Sahvanna Brandis — Finalist
Chloe Roe — Finalist
Levinia Shadforth — Finalist
Olivia Nulgit — Finalist
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