Good fit for charity
Clarkson resident launches pageant with emphasis on charity and fitness.
CHARITY will be the focus of a pageant founded by Clarkson resident Renata Grandao, in which swimsuit modelling will be replaced by sportswear.
Ms Grandao is the founder and director of Miss Premier Elite Australia, a charity pageant system that she hopes will empower young women.
“It is the first charity system of its kind. All proceeds collected leading up to and on the eve of the pageant will be directly donated to the Cancer Council of WA,” she said.
The former pageant queen said the motivation to set up a system that supported all women stemmed from her own experiences.
“I developed an eating disorder in high school due to the insane expectations and stereotypes being portrayed through the beauty world,” she said.
“I was crowned Miss Charity 2016-17 and from then on I have dreamt about creating a system that is truly supportive of all women.
“We have also eliminated the swimsuit section, instead replacing it with a sportswear section where contestants are encouraged to put their own spin on sportswear.”
No swimsuits, only sportswear at Renata Grandao’s charity pageant.