Kar­ratha stu­dent im­presses at pageant

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Pic­ture: Dalveen Giles

Kar­ratha girl Kobe Giles, 11, at Dis­ney­land Paris where she com­peted in the Face of the Globe beauty pageant.

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