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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
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