CHARMAINE Garbett is one step closer to her dream of helping others with the upcoming finals of Miss International.
This beauty pageant aims to uncover someone who can act as a positive role model for other women and assist charities.
Miss Garbett is one of about 20 women from across the country who have been selected in the national finals.
From there the winner will fly to Chicago to compete in the international finals.
“What really appealed to me about this event was the access to programs that help others. I have found out about so many different programs which I can volunteer for. I have always wanted to do something for the community and have been looking for a way of doing it,” Miss Garbett said.
“The being a role model for women side would involve eating healthy, having good mental health, looking after your skin and taking care of yourself in general.”
While the former Devonport woman has undertaken several modelling courses and works casually as a promotional model, this is her first major beauty pageant.
Miss Garbett was selected for the contest after completing an online application.
Before Miss Garbett could take part in the national finals in Sydney on April 19, she had to do two things – complete a fund-raising event for charity and put together a book of photos from this event.
Miss Garbett is a beauty therapist at Savoy Day Spain Hobart so used her expertise for the charity event.
“I held a Pamper Me day recently at the Savoy Day Spa in Hobart. This was raising money for the Pamper Me program, a part of the Touch Of Goodness foundation, which raises money to pamper women with breast, cervical or ovarian cancer,” she said.
“The idea behind this is to help out charity and show you have a desire to, but is not about who raises the most money.”
A film and photography crew will follow their journey at the finals.
“The judges will be looking not just at presentation and poise, but your presence on stage and how you interact with people. They need to see these things to decide who will be a great role model for other women and charity.”
Fund-raising is still under way in the lead-up to the finals and Miss Garbett is selling bracelets, earrings and keyrings for organisation Jewellery For A Cause.
To follow Miss Garbett’s journey or to assist her fund- raising visit her Facebook page: Charmaine Garbett For Miss International Australia.
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