HER ambition is to be a maternity nurse, but for now Ferndale beauty pageant contestant Alannah Bayliss is using her good looks to raise awareness about children |living in poverty.
Ms Bayliss (20) is a national finalist in the Aussie Power Pageant, with the finals to be held on the Gold Coast in August.
The multiple pageant award winner works in administration in the oncology and haematology ward at Hollywood |Private Hospital.
“I really want to raise awareness |about supporting children and families living in high poverty environments,” she said.
The competition will involve a week of photo shoots, events and interviews. It incorporates Miss Intercontinental Australia and Miss Global Australia 2017.
“I am looking forward to competing this year as I want to use this year to grow |and learn more about myself and the world,” she said.
As part of the pageant’s finals Ms Bayliss has the chance to raise funds for a chosen charity.
She said she had chosen Compassion Australia – a charity focussed on assisting children who live in poverty with education, medical help and freshwater and more.
“We are lucky to have access to fresh water and medical services here in Perth. There are so many young children who need reading glasses, education support, immunisations and clean clothes,” she said.
“Helping Compassion Australia will allow children in poverty the chance to receive all those things.”
Ms Bayliss said her goal was to raise $500 for Compassion Australia before August.
People can donate through her Everyday Hero page.