BEAUTY pageants and modelling have changed Harrisdale model Alannah Bayliss’ life.
The confidence that comes from strutting on the runway did not always come easily to the WA Miss Galaxy finalist, who said bullying at high school left her with no self-confidence.
Along with being involved in Miss Galaxy Australia, she is also raising funds for Make A Wish Australia and the Wildlife Warriors.
As part of the pageant Ms Bayliss (19) must model fashionwear, swimwear and eveningwear, as well as answer a question up on stage.
Contestants can receive extra points through doing public appearances.
Ms Bayliss said she had always done modelling from an early age but began entering pageants when she was 16 to boost her confidence.
She said taking part in pageants was a great way of self-development.
“It definitely teaches you a lot of life skills good about performing at the best of your ability, speaking in front of the audience, job applications and communicating with all ages,” she said.
“I was bullied in school and that really hit me hard and without my parents I probably wouldn’t have made it through.”
If she wins the state award she will go on to the national stage against winners from other states.
Ms Bayliss said her aim was to win Miss Galaxy Australia.
She will be hosting a high tea at Baker’s House in Harrisdale on December 6 with hopes of raising $3000.
If anyone is interested in going, go here.