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Miss Universe Aus QLD Finalist interview - Gemma Aitken

Well, it’s that time of year when the search to find Miss Universe Australia is well underway with State finals kicking off across the country.
Later this month at the Hotel Grand Chancellor , Surfers Paradise the judging panel will select the Queensland representatives in the 2015 Pageant.

Starting off our state finalist interviews we chat with Gemma Aitken one of the contestants who will be competing for a place in the national final held on June 5 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins where the countries finalists will be competing for the 2015 title.

Congratulations on Making it so far in the coveted miss universe Australia competition tell us a little about yourself …? 

I am a child educator at a private childcare center, and I am also a fitness instructor, and a competitive sprinter.

Who or what inspired you to get involved in the Miss Universe Australia Pageant …? What drew you to such a competition …. 

I was inspired to get involved in the Miss Universe Pageant because I have followed the competition over the years and was impressed with the morals and ethics that it upholds, and I decided I would give it a try.

Speaking of inspiration who inspires you most …? 

My Mother inspires me the most, she has helped me build a strong, confident and positive mindset that keeps me grateful and humble.

If you are successful in the pageant you will become a possible inspiration or role model to many young girls how does this sit with you …? And what do you consider are the attributes of a good role model …? 

I am very comfortable being a role model to young girls because I embody a role model mentality working with them every day. I understand the importance of living my life by the attributes of a role model in order for me to be effective at my Job, and for me to help important people in my life. I believe a role model for girls should be to be genuinely humble, and grounded in appreciation for the simple things in life. I also believe they should be ambitious and confident, yet have the ability to be able to consciously learn from their mistakes while maintaining an optimistic attitude. I believe the ability to express yourself effectively is very important for a role model, and the best way for me to do this is to make these values my own truth, and the base for all my actions and interactions.

The Miss Universe Pageant has a long history of associating with charity are their any social causes that are particularly close to your heart that you would like to  use the platform of miss universe to advance …? 

Health for Women is a subject close to my heart, because I believe the age of social media has promoted health as an aesthetic pursuit rather than holistic lifestyle that focuses on self-belief and thought process, as well as food and exercise. I apply these in my own life, so I enjoy sharing the benefits with others who resonate with me.

What do you think will set you out from the rest  of the entrants competing in the 2015 competition …? 

I believe what sets me apart from other entrants is that I show that it is possible to be a competitive athlete, and a positive inspiration while maintaining my qualities as a normal human being with genuine humility and respect for others.

What would you say is your best style or beauty secret …? I believe in being as natural as possible, and I enjoy embracing my cultural roots and my authenticity as a person

And speaking of personal style fitness is fast becoming more and more a part of the person’s personal style … how would you describe your fitness regime …? 

My own fitness regime is very intense because I am a competitive athlete and I train every day after work, but as a fitness instructor, I understand that we all have different life circumstances and commitments,  and fitness plays a different role in everyone’s life but I do believe exercise plays a vital role in a healthy, prosperous lifestyle.

We all have a personal saying or particular mantra what would you say yours is ..? Be your own cheerleader

Now the Quick 5

1. What is something people might find interesting about yourself …? 

I am a big believer in natural organic products and their universal benefits for humanity

2. Your favourite place in the world to wind down and relax ..? 

My Home

What song would you say is  your personal anthem or theme song …? 

Love Yourself – Livin’ Joy

If you could give yourself one piece of advice 5 years ago what would it be …? 

Energy spent on health is never wasted, so make it your highest priority.

and What are five things in your life you just can’t live without …? 

Family, Tea, Meditation, Exercise, Yoga.


Owen George
Owen George

Editor & Chief of Gold Coast Magazine is a lover of great coffee and sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that make the Gold Coast such a great city

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