Dreams take off on runway for Duncraig teen

Aspiring model Tahlia Peacock (15). Picture: Martin Kennealey         d445137
Aspiring model Tahlia Peacock (15). Picture: Martin Kennealey         d445137

A CHILDHOOD love of “posing and having lots of photos taken” has led Duncraig teen Tahlia Peacock to be a contestant in this year’s Australian Supermodel of the Year competition.

The 15-year-old St Mark’s Anglican Community School student is chasing her dream to “make it big in the modelling world, be on fashion TV, on the main runways and to be a Victoria’s Secret angel”.

She said her love for modelling started at a young age when watching the Victoria’s Secret runway shows.

“It was the prettiness about it,” she said.

“I always wanted to do it.”

Tahlia has been modelling competitively since she was 11 years old, taking part in various contests and auditioning for Dolly and Girlfriend magazines and Australia’s Next Top Model.

But this is the first time she has made it this far in a national competition.

As part of the final 15 contestants for WA, Tahlia will compete this Sunday for the chance to represent the State in Sydney in November.

“I’m really excited and a little bit nervous,” she said.

“I’ve been practising poses and facial expressions for the photo shoots of my three outfits, which are swimwear, evening and day wear, and I’ve been preparing for my interview and thinking of questions they might ask and ways to answer.

“I don’t want to sound cocky but I’m hopeful I’ll make it.”