Sin­gu­lar suc­cess

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Belinda Cipri­ano

TAL­ENT runs in the fam­ily for Suc­cess mother and daugh­ter Tammy Roberts and Jour­dyn Spin­ley.

The duo, who re­cently com­peted in the Miss Gal­axy and Ms Gal­axy pageants, saw Miss Spin­ley fin­ish run­ner-up in the Miss Cat­e­gory, while Ms Roberts took out the ti­tle of Ms Gal­axy, the new­est cat­e­gory in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Ms Roberts, who will go to Florida next month for the in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, said she de­cided to en­ter the pageant with her daugh­ter, who was tak­ing part for the third time, to show her it was im­por­tant to never give up.

“This was my first-ever pageant and the pageant’s first year with the Ms di­vi­sion (over 28 and un­mar­ried) in Aus­tralia,” she said.

“I de­cided to en­ter alongside Jour­dyn in her third at­tempt to show her not to give up and prove to my­self that I can still be a good mum and pur­sue my dreams too.”

Ms Roberts said she liked the pageant be­cause it was all about giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity and vol­un­teer­ing .

“We were also re­quired to raise funds for the Make a Wish char­ity. Like most peo­ple I thought pageants were all about beau­ti­ful peo­ple and be­ing judged solely on that,” she said.

“I have seen first-hand how the girls have bonded and formed life­long friend­ships, be­com­ing role mod­els to oth­ers, and I have watched my daugh­ter host and or­gan­ise events, vol­un­teer her time while her friends would be out hav­ing fun, learn how to be con­fi­dent in pub­lic speak­ing and be­come a bet­ter version of her­self.”

Ms Roberts said she had her eyes set on the in­ter­na­tional crown but hoped to em­power women and sin­gle moth­ers.

“It’s OK to be a good mum and go af­ter your dreams,” she said.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt­mu­ni­ d481480

Jour­dyn Spin­ley and her mother Tammy Roberts.

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