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TWO north­ern sub­urbs teenagers are em­bark­ing on a trip to Bali for their chance to be named Aus­tralian Su­per­model of the Year.

Burns Beach res­i­dent Jas­mine Ba­si­oli and Wan­neroo’s Alicia Ta­vani are among 15 fi­nal­ists from around Aus­tralia com­pet­ing in the event on Fe­bru­ary 3.

The 15-year-olds will fly to Bali for the grand fi­nal, hop­ing to win an all-ex­penses paid trip to Syd­ney for mod­el­ling agency ap­point­ments, as well as cash prizes.

Jas­mine started mod­el­ling last Jan­uary and has since com­peted in two beauty pageants and had her photo pub­lished in mag­a­zines.

“I en­joy be­ing in front of the cam­era be­cause it makes me feel strong and in­de­pen­dent,” she said.

“It’s also given me a lot of con­fi­dence in be­ing who I am and pub­lic speak­ing.

“I’m hop­ing that after this com­pe­ti­tion I will get ex­po­sure and the op­por­tu­nity to work with new peo­ple and for brands.

“I would love to make a ca­reer in the mod­el­ling in­dus­try.”

Alicia has ap­peared in TV com­mer­cials and com­peted in pageants since start­ing in the in­dus­try when she was 12.

She said one of the perks was be­ing around pos­i­tive peo­ple.

“Ev­ery­one is amaz­ing; you learn how to look after your­self, you gain so much self-con­fi­dence,” she said.

She said trav­el­ling to Bali was going to be an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to meet­ing all-new con­tacts in the mod­el­ling in­dus­try, plus the amaz­ing girls I’ll be spend­ing my time with,” she said.

“I re­ally hope to bring the ti­tle home.”

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

As­pir­ing su­per­mod­els Jas­mine Ba­si­oli and Alicia Ta­vani.­mu­ni­ d464109

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