Han­nah the ac­ci­den­tal beauty

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SHE may be about to rep­re­sent Australia on the world stage, but Han­nah Ca­vanagh’s pageantry de­but came about by ac­ci­dent.

Hav­ing been named Miss Teen Gal­axy Australia 2018, the Gos­nells teenager will travel to Florida in July to rep­re­sent the coun­try at the Gal­axy In­ter­na­tional Pageant.

How­ever, Han­nah ad­mit­ted her in­tro­duc­tion to the pageantry world was com­pletely ac­ci­den­tal.

“With my first-ever pageant, I didn’t re­alise it was a pageant, I just thought it was a modelling event,” she said.

“When I re­searched it and re­alised (what it was), I’d al­ready ap­plied and had the let­ter say­ing I’d been ac­cepted.”

The 16-year-old said she soon fell in love with pageants, but could not be­lieve it had given her the chance to rep­re­sent her coun­try.

“It was very sur­real be­cause I’ve never won such a pres­ti­gious ti­tle that leads to in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion,” she said.

“It feels in­cred­i­ble. I’ve never rep­re­sented Australia so it’s re­ally ex­cit­ing and I’m a bit ner­vous, but also excited and hope­fully I’ll do Australia proud.”

Con­tes­tants at the Gal­axy In­ter­na­tional Pageant are judged on their per­for­mances in five dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories (pho­to­genic, swimwear, evening gown, fash­ion wear and in­ter­view).

Han­nah said she was hop­ing for a strong per­for­mance in the last cat­e­gory.

“In Florida, the in­ter­view is weighted more for judg­ing; they want to get to know who we are as peo­ple,” she said.

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Gos­nells teenager Han­nah Ca­vanagh (16) is hop­ing to do Australia proud at the Gal­axy In­ter­na­tional Pageant in Florida in July.

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