This year's Miss Universe is yet to be crowned but a bevy of hopeful WA beauties are already lining up to become Miss Australia for 2014.
While Melbourne medical student Olivia Wells will represent Australia on the international stage at the Russia-based Miss Univese finals in December, given WA's recent pageant success rate - the previous two Miss Australia titleholders, Scherri-Lee Biggs and Renae Ayris ,were from Perth - another West Australian could very well be in the running for the 2014 crown.
Having missed out on a spot in this year's top 60, Oana Simon, who has featured in The West Australian's social pages with boyfriend and Perth Glory recruit Ryan Edwards - is hoping to go further in the 2014 pageant.
"I went last year and unfortunately I didn't get through," Simon told AAA Weekend. "But it's important to have a positive attitude."
Having already tried her luck in the pageant last year, second-time entrant Rachel Van Der Waarden, 23, is hoping to draw from her past experience to advance further in the 2014 contest.
"I'm focusing on personal growth. I want more confidence, to be able to speak better in public and to make new friends again," she said.
Burgeoning young model Georgia Gibbs, who was a top 25 contestant on this year's series of Australia's Next Top Model alongside fellow Perth beauty Taylah Roberts, said she had been contemplating entering Miss Universe for some time.
Also set for her first beauty pageant is 21-year-old Rockingham real estate agent Stacey Miller, whose sister Nicole competed in the contest five years ago.
Biggs will return to Perth next week to cast her eye on the next round of top 60 girls.The City of Perth 2014 Miss Universe WA registration day is open to women aged 18-27 and it kicks off on Monday from noon in Forrest Place.