A wave of suc­cess

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Cheyenne Phillips, 17, waves ex­cit­edly to the crowd af­ter her an­nounce­ment as one of six fi­nal­ists head­ing to Broome in Oc­to­ber for the Pil­bara Girl 2017 fi­nal. The com­pe­ti­tion’s first heat was held last Fri­day night at the ibis Styles in Kar­ratha, where 10 indige­nous girls strut­ted their stuff down the run­way and con­fi­dently show­cased their in­ner and outer beauty.

The judges had a hard time choos­ing fi­nal­ists for the 2017 Pil­bara Girl last Fri­day night as 10 beau­ti­ful young indige­nous girls took to the run­way at the ibis Styles in Kar­ratha.

Pil­bara Girl is a life-chang­ing pro­gram which aims to im­prove self-es­teem and em­power and en­cour­age pos­i­tive change in the per­sonal and pro­fes­sional ca­pac­ity of young indige­nous women.

In the weeks lead­ing up to the heat, the girls par­tic­i­pated in a se­ries of self-de­vel­op­ment work­shops which fo­cused on self-es­teem build­ing, groom­ing and hy­giene, health and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and public speak­ing.

In the end, it was Cheyenne Phillips, 17, Chelsea Hicks, 17, Vonique Alec-Mowarin, 16, Ty­isha Tucker, Shi­anne Bin Sali, 16, and Ayla Far­rell, 17, who were cho­sen to head to the Pil­bara Girl fi­nal in Broome on Oc­to­ber 6.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Fi­nal­ists Cheyenne Phillips, 17, Chelsea Hicks, 17, Vonique Alec-Mowarin, 16, Ty­isha Tucker, Shi­anne Bin Sali, 16, and Ayla Far­rell, 17. Pic­tures: Louise Alling­ham

Ten girls on the run­way at the first Pil­bara girl heat.

Sy­nae Lane

Maddy Wat­son

Al­lanna O'Donoghue, 16.

Ayla Far­rell, 17.

Kym­ber­ley Ry­der, 16.

Bianca Tucker, 17.

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