Lo­cal duo ready to take on the world

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

COMO BEAUTY and brains are the key to suc­cess, ac­cord­ing to two south­ern sub­urbs Miss World Aus­tralia con­tes­tants.

Nar­isha Miller and Bianca Frank-Jones are WA fi­nal­ists in the com­pe­ti­tion and both are study­ing at univer­sity.

Como res­i­dent Nar­isha Miller, a science grad­u­ate ma­jor­ing in phar­ma­col­ogy and phys­i­ol­ogy, said the best part about the com­pe­ti­tion was the wide va­ri­ety of women who en­tered.

“Miss World em­braces women of all sizes, shapes and na­tion­al­i­ties, and (is) an in­cred­i­ble chance to give back and help oth­ers,” Ms Miller said.

“I hope to see and hope­fully visit the chil­dren as well for a more per­sonal in­ter­ac­tion with the char­ity.”

Cloverdale res­i­dent Bianca Frank-Jones is study­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal science and said the com­pe­ti­tion had steered away from the sex­ist im­ages of the past.

“I think men re­act pos­i­tively to the com­pe­ti­tion,” Ms FrankJones said.

“When min­gling with guests at the launch, all of the men I spoke to were very en­cour­ag­ing of me and wanted to know more about what I do and the kind of per­son I am.

“Miss World hasn’t helped me find any dates and I don't think the com­pe­ti­tion is for that; if any­thing, it has helped me find more of my­self.

Miss World Aus­tralia con­tes­tants Nar­isha Miller and Bianca Frank-Jones.

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