Stunners impress judges
IN a stunning show of glamour, Coffs Harbour took centre stage as the focus of the beauty universe at the weekend.
The 2010 Miss Universe Australia Coffs Harbour heat at Park Beach Plaza featured some of the coast’s most beautiful, talented and confident women.
But after two days of catwalk modelling, interviews and fashions, the pageant judges decided on just five entrants to serve as regional finalists.
Coffs Harbour’s own Charmaine Perry, Sarah Thorpe and Suzan Wilkinson along with Sydney’s Leslie-Ann Smith and Rebecca Mitrevski will all continue their quest as contenders.
As the highest ranked local entrant, 18-year-old Ms Wilkinson was also named the 2010 Face of the Coffs Harbour VB Gold Cup Racing Carnival.
“This is a real honour,” Ms Wilkinson said.
“My aim in Miss Universe Australia is to highlight the beauty of regional NSW.
“I hope my appeal in the State finals is natural beauty.
“I want to show the judges that women are beautiful by just being themselves without any fakeness,” she said.
Formerly of Gunnedah, Ms Wilkinson says she aspires to follow in the footsteps of the town’s Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr and Australia’s own 2004 Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins.
The State finals of the beauty pageant will be held in Sydney next month.