Beauty off to fi­nals

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

HARD work and ef­fort has paid off for Man­ning beauty Je­nayah El­liot af­ter she was crowned a na­tional fi­nal­ist in the Miss Teen Galaxy beauty pageant.

At the pageant’s WA state heat Je­nayah (17) be­came one of six WA fi­nal­ists cho­sen to con­test the na­tional crown on the Gold Coast next month.

The Penrhos stu­dent said her spir­its were still high and the ex­cite­ment from the state fi­nal was yet to wear off.

“It’s all still a bit of a blur, ev­ery­thing from modelling to my in­ter­view, to stand­ing up there and wait­ing for my name to be called, it’s hard to de­scribe the feel­ing,” Je­nayah said.

“It’s just sheer ex­u­ber­ance that you feel when all of your hard work and ded­i­ca­tion pays off.”

With con­stant fundrais­ing, prepa­ra­tion work and char­ity ven­tures, the pageant has taken a lot of Je­nayah’s time, but the Year 12 stu­dent said she would not change a thing.

“It’s been such a re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, my con­fi­dence has built up so much and I’ve gained so many new beau­ti­ful friends,” she said.

“It can be re­ally stress­ful and time con­sum­ing at times but ul­ti­mately it is worth it.”

Je­nayah will travel to the Gold Coast for a week on April 11 to com­pete in the na­tional fi­nals.

Penrhos Col­lege stu­dent Je­nayah El­liot will take part in the Miss Teen Galaxy fi­nal.

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