In­spi­ra­tional girls to strut the cat­walk

Pilbara News - - News - Ni­cola Kal­mar

The stage has been set, the run­way read­ied and the wait will fi­nally be over when two young women are crowned this year’s Kim­ber­ley Girl and Pil­bara Girl win­ners in a glit­ter­ing show­case event on Fri­day night.

Af­ter a whirl­wind few weeks of in­tense work­shops, eight fi­nal­ists from the Kim­ber­ley will join forces with six Pil­bara par­tic­i­pants and storm the cat­walk dur­ing a joint fi­nals event at the Goolarri Me­dia Am­phithe­atre.

In its 13th year, Kim­ber­ley Girl has be­come an in­sti­tu­tion in the re­gion as an in­spir­ing lead­er­ship pro­gram that en­cour­ages young indige­nous women to fol­low their dreams and be­come role mod­els.

This year’s pro­gram at­tracted 24 par­tic­i­pants aged be­tween 16 and 21 from all over the re­gion in­clud­ing Broome, Pan­danus Park, Derby, Halls Creek and Ku­nunurra.

En­trants en­rolled in a week of in­tense per­sonal and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment work­shops de­signed to in­crease their con­fi­dence and self-es­teem, which cul­mi­nated in a pa­rade last Fri­day.

Eight women were then se­lected to go through to the fi­nals work­shops this week in prepa­ra­tion for Fri­day night’s event.

Kim­ber­ley Girl founder and GME chief op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer Kira Fong said the show­case event was al­ways an ex­cit­ing oc­ca­sion where the girls had the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their con­fi­dence and strength to an au­di­ence.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham.

Jac­inta Cop­pin, Nikita Shaw and Khey­land Mitchell on the fi­nal walk of the Pil­bara Girl Kar­ratha heat in July.

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