A Mandurah model is preparing to go head to head with a crop of WA beauties for a place in the Miss Galaxy Australia pageant final.
Amber-Jane Williams hopes to win over judges with her determination and kind-heartedness and reach July’s final in Sydney.
“The judges are looking for a contestant who is not only beautiful but also has brains and a good heart,” she said.
“I’m well educated. I have a bachelor’s degree in education and work at the local school in my area.
“I try to be a good role model to the children I teach.”
The 22-year-old said she loved her job at Foundation Christian College in Mandurah and took pride in her work with children.
Miss Williams also plays for Halls Head Hockey Club and said she had always enjoyed sports.
“I think this is where I picked up my competitive edge,” she said. “If I am going to commit to do something it is going to be done top quality and to the best of my ability.
“Through sport I have also learnt to lose gracefully, which is very important in pageants and in life.”
Contestants are also asked to raise money for the pageant’s charity of choice, Make-A-Wish Foundation.
While it is not compulsory, contestants are awarded bonus points and Amber has been hard at work fundraising, so far raising more than $1500.
“I would very much love to represent WA in Sydney in July and therefore need every point I can get,” she said. Perth heats will take place at Forrest Chase, Murray Street, on March 7.
Contestants will be assessed on photographic, evening and swimwear and an on-stage interview.
The winner of the national final will go on to compete internationally in Florida.