Beauty is more than skin deep

Miss World Australia contestants Parvin Gill and Kaitlin Davis.
Miss World Australia contestants Parvin Gill and Kaitlin Davis.

Kaitlin Davis, of Willetton, and Parvan Gill, of Canning Vale, both entered the competition, which is known for being about �beauty with a purpose�.

Parvan is studying health science. The 20-year-old said she entered the competition because she wanted to develop and grow as a person, as well as give back to the community.

�I have found the experience to be rewarding, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I could never turn down,� Parvan said.

�It has grown me, in terms of my confidence and communication skills.

�We have had so many amazing workshops with so many people who are the best in their industry.�

Twice a week, Parvan volunteers at a local school, helping with cooking classes and sharing her knowledge on healthy eating.

Kaitlin is an operations and development manager. The 21-year-old is also a surf lifesaver and keen hiker.

Kaitlin said regardless of the result, she would look back on the experience with a smile.

�I have loved every second of the experience so far; it is certainly keeping me extremely busy but it is all so much fun,� she said. �I have met incredible people and been exposed to some wonderful opportunities.

�I will take away new friendships and connections, improved self-confidence through skills workshops on hair, make-up, deportment and modelling.�

While taking part in the competition, finalists are raising money for Variety � The Children�s Charity.

The women are organising a boot camp and yoga class, and selling candles to help raise funds for Variety.