Reality TV and Media have, on occasion, given pageantry within Australia a bad reputation and yet, many first time viewers leave an auditorium after a day of competition contemplating the same question. “How relevant are pageants in helping shape todays modern woman?”
If you believe that pageantry is simply a matter of stepping onto a stage and strutting your stuff you will be sorely mistaken! The techniques young women learn through pageantry can help to pave their way to a successful future not only personally but professionally.
My aim with my Future Faces events is to help guide the youth of today down the path of pageantry and onto the road to success via the charity pageant system. A pageant system that was developed with Charity, confidence and community spirit in mind all while focusing on developing friendships.
As an initiative of the Miss, Ms, Mrs Australia Quest, Future Faces host 4 pageants each year with 3 sections at each competition. Formal Wear, Theme Wear and Catwalk Fashion. I personally believe that through the early acceptance and participation in pageantry entrants will not only learn confidence and poise, they will learn vital communication skills that will assist them in any interview setting as well as assist in the development of their strengths. “While a persons beauty may be what gets them noticed, it’s a persons brains that will be the most important aspect when vying to win a pageant title or land that perfect job.”
From picking the perfect pageant attire to dressing for the job you desire; With a focus on overall presentation and wardrobe selection competitors of pageantry learn ways in which they can present themselves in a fun and professional manner while complimenting their figure and therefore creating a woman that is well dressed and set to impress.
Along with developing personal skills, Future Faces encourages charitable giving and via the Future Faces Pageant system we have raised over $30,000 for various charities including the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Teal Wings of Hope and White Ribbon.
I am a strong believer that you can never start your children off to young and i designed Future Faces to take applicants as young as 3 months old and do not cap the age bracket saying “you’re never to old to develop new skills”.
I started my won daughters in pageantry at 11 months old and 6 months old and achieved great success with both children and i can only describe my daughters as fun loving, confident and charismatic.
As a person who will practice what i preach, I currently holds the title of Mrs Oceania International 2015 and will head overseas next month to compete against 70 women from across the world for the title of Mrs International 2015 at the Mrs International world finals in Jacksonville Florida, USA where I hope to bring another international crown back to Australia.