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 Leah Freney 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 …?
My name is Leah Freney, I am 24 years of age and I live on the Sunshine Coast. I am currently completing my final year of Property Economics and Development at University. I work as a Trainee Property Valuer.
Who or what inspired you to get involved in the Miss Universe Australia Pageant …? What drew you to such a competition ….?
My mother inspired me to go into the competition.
Speaking of inspiration who inspires you most …?
My brother who overcomes his disabilities daily to pursue his goals.
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 …?
Being a role model for younger girls would be fine with me as I strive to be the best person I can daily.
I believe the attributes of a good role model are Honesty, Poise, Humility, Respect and a hard work ethic.
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 …?
Riding for the disabled as it has helped so many people through its operation. It has bought joy to the riders, family and surrounding support network. Riding for the disabed also builds a stronger foundation for the riders through interaction with horses and builds body strength. Many milestones for families have been achieved through this fantastic program.
What do you think will set you out from the rest of the entrants competing in the 2015 competition …?
I am very down to earth, the girl next door. I enjoy spending time with friends on their properties in Central Queensland. Raised on the Sunshine Coast I have had a very fortunate upbringing with the beach on my doorstep. I spent my high school days in the city and so I had the best of both worlds. . My hard working and down to earth upbringing sets me apart as I enjoy and appreciate the most basic things in life.
What would you say is your best style or beauty secret …?
Always wear a long sleeve t-shirt in the sun and wear sunscreen everyday.
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 …?Working on my block fencing, maintenance, horseriding and playing polo/polocrosse is my main fitness regime. That is enough to keep you fit and get you out and about. I also enjoy bikram yoga and taking my dogs for a walk on the beach.
We all have a personal saying or particular mantra what would you say yours is ..? There is no problem too small or big that can’t be fixed or at least attempted. Always try and achieve your goals and if it doesn’t go to plan then try again.
Now the Quick 5
1. What is something people might find interesting about yourself …?
I own cattle and horses and enjoy the country lifestyle.
2. Your favourite place in the world to wind down and relax ..?
Mooloolaba or sitting by a river in a hammock.
What song would you say is your personal anthem or theme song …?
Ain’t no mountain high enough, by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
If you could give yourself one piece of advice 5 years ago what would it be …?
Work harder and enjoy milestones.
and What are five things in your life you just can’t live without …?