Kar­ratha girl a fi­nal­ist in global pageant

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Dis­ney­land and Paris both rank as dream hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions for many, and a Kar­ratha girl is about to ex­pe­ri­ence her first taste of both in a global beauty pageant.

Kobe Giles, 10, has been se­lected as a 2016 fi­nal­ist in the ju­niors cat­e­gory of an in­ter­na­tional pageant called Face of the Globe, a mod­el­ling com­pe­ti­tion that em­pha­sises nat­u­ral beauty in­side and out and rais­ing money for char­ity.

The grand fi­nal will be held on April 2 to 9 next year in Dis­ney­land Paris.

She is one of 20 ju­nior fi­nal­ists world­wide, in­clud­ing only two other Aus­tralian girls.

Kobe has a pas­sion for mod­el­ling, singing, danc­ing and act­ing, and has been in­volved in a num­ber of per­for­mances in the Pil­bara. She placed third in the Coun­try Girl Aus­tralia pageant ear­lier this year.

Kobe’s mother, Dalveen Giles, said mak­ing the fi­nals of an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion was a big mo­ment for her daugh­ter.

“Kobe hasn’t quite wrapped her head around it,” she said. “It’s just start­ing to click.”

Kobe is look­ing for­ward to the fi­nal, even if she isn’t sure what to ex­pect

“It’s sink­ing in more now. I’m do­ing more re­search and learn­ing more about it.”

Kobe’s tal­ent en­try in the com­pe­ti­tion will be a jazz dance set to Madonna’s Ma­te­rial Girl, which she noted was ironic given the pageant’s char­ity fo­cus.

She has set up a fundrais­ing page on do­na­tion web­site Just Giv­ing to raise money for the pageant’s main char­ity, Rain­bow Child, and her cho­sen char­ity is CareF­light, a med­i­cal group based in the East­ern States sim­i­lar to the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice.

To do­nate, visit her page at www.justgiv­ing.com/kobe-giles/.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Face of the Globe pageant fi­nal­ist Kobe Giles, 10, with mas­cots from the CareF­light char­ity.

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