Stu­dent cel­e­brates suc­cess on run­way

Southern Telegraph - - News - Chloe Fraser

Bal­divis Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dent Kiara Tay­lor has re­turned from the Miss Fash­ion Week Aus­tralia na­tional fi­nal in Mel­bourne with three sashes.

Kiara hit the run­way last week­end, win­ning the teen petite cat­e­gory, miss me­dia cat­e­gory and miss pho­to­graphic in the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, which bridges mod­el­ling and pageantry.

“It was a re­ally good ex­pe­ri­ence,” she said.

“Through­out the day, we did work­shops and in­ter­views that were sep­a­rate to the run­way.

“We also did a photo shoot where we had one minute to change poses . . . the pho­tog­ra­pher then chose the best photo out of all the girls, so I was re­ally sur­prised to win that one.”

De­spite nar­rowly miss­ing out on the over­all Miss Teen Fash­ion Week ti­tle, Kiara still qual­i­fied to com­pete in­ter­na­tion­ally in Dal­las, Texas.

The 16-year-old said while she was ex­cited to re­ceive the in­vi­ta­tion, she would have to turn down the of­fer for fi­nan­cial rea­sons.

“Un­for­tu­nately, I didn’t win the over­all ti­tle which had the paid trip to com­pete in Amer­ica, but I did still re­ceive an in­vi­ta­tion to go,” she said.

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