Wanneroo resident Lisa Wyse (23) is a Miss Humanity Australia national finalist.
Ms Wyse will compete in the May 17 event in Melbourne along with six other Perth contestants.
‘I entered Miss Humanity because I wish to raise awareness of anyone that is in need of help from those that are more fortunate,’ Miss Wyse said.
‘The charities I am raising funds for are the National Breast Cancer Foundation and also the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.’
Miss Wyse said that while the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal was a charity all Miss Humanity contestants were involved in, she chose the National Breast Cancer Foundation as her second charity because she had seen first hand the trauma of cancer.
She said she wanted to raise awareness of the disease.
‘A very close relative has just overcome lung cancer, I believe that no-one should need someone in their lives to be affected by something to only then care about it, which is why I am going with two causes that don’t have any affect on anyone I know personally,’ she said.
The residential property manager and part-time model said she was Florence Nightingale’s niece ” six generations removed.
‘I believe helping people is just in my blood,’ she said.
‘I started when I was 14 with the 40 hour famine and one day I wish to start up a charity of my own and to help people all over the world that are less fortunate.’
To donate to Miss Wyse’s fundraising pages, visit http://tinyurl.com/n9ndywn or http://www.gofundme.com/8dmx4g.