Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

ONE of these young ladies will be­come the face of Car­ni­vale when the 2012 Miss Car­ni­vale is an­nounced to­mor­row night. The of­fi­cial Car­ni­vale launch will be ac­tion-packed and ev­ery­one is in­vited to watch his­tory in the mak­ing when Miss Car­ni­vale is named and the Song of Car­ni­vale is cho­sen.

As part of the com­pe­ti­tion, the con­tes­tants have been busy rais­ing money for the Na­tional Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion and who­ever raises the most will be named Miss Char­ity Car­ni­vale 2012.

Com­pe­ti­tion will be fierce be­tween the seven Miss Car­ni­vale con­tes­tants aged be­tween 16 and 18, with the win­ner re­ceiv­ing an en­try into the Miss Teen Australia com­pe­ti­tion.

The high­light for the win­ner is not just the head-start into a mod­el­ling ca­reer, but the op­por­tu­nity to be the face of Car­ni­vale dur­ing the Macrossan St Pa­rade, at launches and events dur­ing Car­ni­vale, May 18 to 27.

It will be a whirl­wind of ex­cite­ment for the win­ner and a lot of hard work, ac­cord­ing to last year’s Car­ni­vale am­bas­sador Stephanie Heath.

“It was very busy but prob­a­bly the best thing I ever did in my life,” she said.

“The tough­est thing was not hav­ing much of a per­sonal life be­cause I was al­ways work­ing , or­gan­is­ing fundrais­ing events or help­ing at the Car­ni­vale of­fice.

“For one month you have no free time but it’s a lot of fun and I met a lot of peo­ple and got to see be­hind the scenes.”

Stephanie’s tip to the girls is to put in the hard work but have fun along the way and en­joy ev­ery mo­ment of be­ing Miss Car­ni­vale, like she did when she was the am­bas­sador.

“The high­light was go­ing to all the events and work­ing with such won­der­ful peo­ple and of course meet­ing the celebri­ties,” she said.

“Meet­ing Karl Ste­fanovic, I said ’con­grat­u­la­tions on your Lo­gie’ and he turned around and said ’no con­grat­u­la­tions to you, you’re the star to­day’.

“Good luck to the girls and I’ll see ev­ery­one in a cou­ple of weeks for the long­est lunch and food and wine.”

The win­ner will be an­nounced at the Car­ni­vale Launch to­mor­row night at the Port Dou­glas Yacht Club where the three Song of Car­ni­vale fi­nal­ists will be per­form­ing.

Car­ni­vale’s gen­eral man­ager Ken Dobbs said copies of the Car­ni­vale pro­gram will be avail­able at the launch.

“Who­ever wins the Miss Car­ni­vale goes into teen Australia, it’s quite re­ward­ing and they also get a con­tract for some mod­el­ling work,” he said.

’We will have raf­fles to raise money and who­ever wins Song of Car­ni­vale will get their song recorded and any prof­its on the night will go to­wards breast can­cer.

“Ev­ery­body’s wel­come to sup­port Car­ni­vale, sup­port Miss Car­ni­vale, sup­port Song of Car­ni­vale and sup­port the breast can­cer foun­da­tion.”

There will be a ma­jor door prize on the night. Tick­ets cost $10 and $5 for un­der-12, you can buy them at the door on the night or on­line at www. car­ni­vale. com. au/ car­ni­vale2012-launch

Res­cued: Iso­bel Byrne at the Moss­man Gorge af­ter be­ing res­cued

from the rapids

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