Good fit for char­ity

Clark­son res­i­dent launches pageant with em­pha­sis on char­ity and fitness.

North Coast Times - - NEWS -

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.

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