Karratha student impresses at pageant
A Karratha girl has come away from her first beauty pageant knowing she can hold her own on stage at an international level.
St Paul’s Primary School student Kobe Giles, 11, was last year accepted as one of 22 contestants in the junior category of Face of the Globe, a modelling competition that emphasises natural beauty and raising money for children’s aid.
Last month she flew to Disneyland Paris to compete, accompanied by her parents and grandmother.
Kobe scored towards the top in a number of pageant categories, coming second for Miss Photogenic, fourth in her personal speech at the Gala Ball and fifth for her informal interview. She also ranked highly in the pageant’s important charity category.
Kobe’s mother, Dalveen Giles, said her daughter had made some good friendships, had fun and learnt a lot from the experience.
“Kobe came away knowing that if she did something like this again, she has to work on the publicity side. But she did very well overall,” she said.
“I was very impressed with the results, and so was she.”
The family also had a little time to enjoy Disneyland tourist-free and explore Paris in between the packed pageant schedule.
Mrs Giles said the experience had only furthered Kobe’s drive to do more performing through acting, singing and dancing.
Karratha girl Kobe Giles, 11, at Disneyland Paris where she competed in the Face of the Globe beauty pageant.