Model ‘ec­static’ to make top six at com­pe­ti­tion

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Tyne Lo­gan

A Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der teenager has fallen just short of tak­ing out a na­tional modelling ti­tle.

Tah­nee Dekker trav­elled to Syd­ney this month as part of the Miss Teen Aus­tralia com­pe­ti­tion, af­ter mak­ing it into the top six in the coun­try.

The 15-year-old was the only WA con­tes­tant to make the fi­nals.

The John Paul Col­lege stu­dent has been modelling for about 18 months.

She said she was “ec­static” with her re­sult in the com­pe­ti­tion.

“I was so happy to even make it to Syd­ney be­cause I didn’t think that would hap­pen,” she said. “I couldn’t be more happy.”

Tah­nee said she loved modelling and her dream was to be­come a “high-fash­ion model or a model for Seafolly”, but she was also con­sid­er­ing her op­tions in busi­ness.

“I know it won’t last for­ever be­cause there is an age cut­off,” she said. “Ul­ti­mately I want to start my own busi­ness, so my name is a brand for sell­ing jew­ellery, cloth­ing, makeup and per­fume.”

The teen model now has her sights set on the Miss Teen Galaxy com­pe­ti­tion.

“My spon­sors for Miss Teen helped me so much, so I do want to thank them all,” she said.

Pic­ture: Mary Meagher

Tah­nee Dekker, 15, was the only WA con­tes­tant to make the Miss Teen fi­nals.

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