With Miss Universe WA's top 24 contenders set to be unveiled tomorrow, all eyes will be on Rachel Ayris, the younger sister of reigning Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris.
The once shy 20-year-old has come a long way since entering the pageant last year and has already made an impression on pageant organisers with her go-getter attitude.
While she hopes to follow in her sister's footsteps, Rachel insists that she has no advantage over the other girls, despite her family connection to the Aussie beauty queen.
"She didn't give me any extra feedback, it was just what she gave me (at the parades)," Rachel said.
"She did pick on a few little things but my confidence has improved a lot and that's all thanks to the program."
Joining Rachel on the runway tomorrow are fellow top 60 competitors - including serial Miss Universe WA entrant Gabriella Batchelor and newcomers Xaysja Hill and Kaitlyn Gregory.
Gregory said she entered this year's pageant to expose herself to a whole new experience.
"This is the first time I've entered - the last two years I was backstage dressing the girls," she said.
"I had a lot of support from friends and family who wanted me to try something new, because I really was in my comfort zone when I was back stage."
Despite having a model physique, 18-year-old Northam-raised Hill - who is living in Perth while studying at university - said the beauty pageant scene was new to her.
"My cousin did it last year and she just mentioned what a great experience it was," she said.
"On (registration day) it was my first time being on a catwalk and I was so nervous."
Having made last year's top 24, Batchelor said she wanted to give the pageant another go this year.
"Last year I did it with my sister, so this year I've had to come out of my comfort zone a bit," she said.
"I've had so much fun; it's changed me a lot."The Miss Universe WA heats will take place tomorrow at Claremont Quarter outside Atomic at 1pm and 3pm, followed by top 24 presentations from 5pm at the Duchess Bar.
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