An Albany teenager looking to elevate her status in the modelling world is competing in several competitions, two that could give her global recognition.
Jade Cutts, 18, plans to compete in the opening heat of Miss Universe WA in Perth on February 2 as one of 60 girls chosen to fill the busy program.
Judges will determine 20 of the best performers and later choose six WA models to compete against representatives from other states.
The winner will be crowned Miss Universe Australia for 2013.
Former Albany resident Alannah Ettridge, 19, is also among young hopefuls vying for the crown.
Ms Cutts, who was born in Bridgetown, schooled in Manjimup and Albany and grew up on farms riding horses, also aims to tackle more challenges in her first year as a model.
Her 2013 plans include entering the World Supermodel Australia competition, Miss Teen Australia and Miss Humanity Australia.
“I’m also doing the 2013 Joondalup Fashion Festival so am going at it all out in my first year,” she said.
Ms Cutts will soon be featured on the Miss Teen Australia website as a 2013 contestant in what has become the biggest teenage beauty pageant in the southern hemisphere.
Grant Dwyer, who is managing Ms Cutts for World Supermodel Australia, said her participation in the event was likely to launch her career, along with dozens of other contestants Australia-wide.
“We want to assist these stunning young models to maximise their profile and work opportunities, both in Australia and overseas,” he said.