Bullsbrook resident Georgia Dewstow-Smith is set to take to the stage in the Miss World Australia national finals on the Gold Coast in August, raising valuable funds for charity along the way.
Georgia, a year 12 student with a passion for dancing, was inspired to enter Miss World after learning about their underlying focus on raising money for charities and mirroring the role and spirit of Miss World at a national level.
“I have heard many great things about Miss World Australia, and I feel that it’s not just about beauty, but about helping people in need,” said Georgia. She is representing Variety, the Children’s Charity and the Charlie Teo Foundation. “The chosen charities were selected for me through Miss World Australia, they are amazing and very close to my heart — I would have picked them even if I had the choice!”
The Charlie Teo Foundation aims to raise awareness about brain cancer and fund research that leads to better treatments and survival rates in those living with the disease. Variety – the Children’s Charity helps children and their families by funding tangible items such as wheelchairs, specialist equipment and medical supplies, when there is a financial need and government assistance isn’t available.
For Georgia, the Miss World Australia competition has provided her with an opportunity for personal growth. “I have learnt a lot through this experience. I think it is an amazing way to express yourself. It’s helping me gain confidence in public speaking and giving me a wider view on all aspects of raising funds for charity. It’s not all about beauty, it’s about beauty with a purpose.” says Georgia. Her dancing background has also helped her step into the role of a finalist in this competition. “Dancing has taught me a lot of things, and has made me very confident, disciplined and with great morals. It has shaped me into the person I am now, and I can portray this through entering Miss World Australia.”
Georgia has the following advice for anyone else who might have considered entering a contest like Miss World Australia: “My advice would be to go for it, if you want to go through a similar path, all you must do is set your mind to it and make sure you have the passion like I did. You’ll do great things! I believe everything happens for a reason, just make sure you have that mind set, compassion, and perseverance and you’ll do very well in life.” she says.
You can donate to Georgia’s cause by going to www.missworldaustralia2018.everydayhero.com/au/
We wish Georgia all the best for the finals!