Well it is that time of year when the search to find the new Miss Universe Australia begins and this weekend at the Gold Coast Turf Club Stakes Day the judging panel will select the Queensland entrants in the Miss Universe Australia pageant
It is sure to be a sea of hats, frocks, and stilettos as the Champagne flows as the girls take to the stage.
Starting off our weekend of coverage we have a chat with Mollie one of the contestants who will be competing track side this weekend
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hi my name is Mollie Miles. I am a 21 year old Gold Coast born English/Australian girl.
You could say I have not had a very conventional upbringing, attending Steiner school and or homeschooled. I’ve lived at 34 different address in my life so far including England (thanks dad) I left high school when I was 12 to study full time ballet and performing arts, therefore Sydney/Brisbane and Gold Coast both became ‘home’.
By 2012, I knew I wanted modelling to become my full-time career.
I also adore animals and fostering is usually on my agenda.
I think I am ‘almost’ typically female with a bit of a shoe, hat and fashion fetish.
What made you want to enter the Miss Universe pageant?
I went to primary school with Jacinta Campbell, and have watched her go from strength to strength since winning miss universe Australia. This has inspired me to enter in the hope of reaching a new platform in my modelling career.
If you are successful in the Miss Universe pageant you will become a role model to many young girls. What do you think are the attributes of a good role model?
I believe to be a good role model to young girls, I should continue with my positive and healthy outlook on life. Even though it is part of my job as a model to be a blank canvas, I think it’s also important to retain individuality, then, with determination and hard work, you can achieve your goals.
Who is your role model?
I believe you have to be your own role model and take little pieces of people you admire and respect on board
Other than winning the Miss Universe pageant, what would you say are your biggest aspirations?
Besides winning the miss universe Australia pageant and hopefully becoming a recognized national and international model, my biggest aspiration in life is to be a happy, humble and giving human being.
As much as the Miss Universe pageant is about the look, it is also about the woman. What do you think you could bring to this role of Miss Universe Australia?
I could bring individuality, self belief and a sense of humor (for when I trip up the stairs in my long gown)
What is your best style or beauty secret?
My little beauty secret is Cactus Skin care products which I am so thankful to be sponsored by.
The Miss Universe pageant has a long history of association with charity. Are there any social causes that are particularly close to your heart that you would like to use the platform of Miss Universe to advance?
I have two charity’s that are close to my heart. Leukemia foundation as my dad is now in 15 years remission and also any animal protection society. My mum and I have been involved in fostering, volunteering and caring for many years.
If you could give one piece of advice to yourself five years ago, what would it be?
My advise I would have given my 16 year old self is ‘Don’t worry, be happy as everything happens for a reason.
The Miss Universe pageant is all about empowering women. What do you think is the most important thing when it comes to empowering women?
I think the most important thing when it comes to empowering woman is that you need to remember you don’t need validation from anyone. I think woman rise by lifting other woman and that we should be the change we want to see in the world.