Northern belles make finals

State finalist Georgia Gibbs, of Wanneroo.
State finalist Georgia Gibbs, of Wanneroo.

In the final round of heats last month contestants were judged on beauty, intelligence, fitness, personal style, charisma and X-factor.

Anique Baldock (Ocean Reef), Georgia Gibbs (Wanneroo), Dallas Downes (Duncraig), Stephanie Wake (Hillarys), Melissa Barnard and Felicia Kendrick (Landsdale) made it to the state final at the Matisse Beach Club in Scarborough on Friday, April 11 for a spot in the top six to contest the national final.

They will parade clothes by Harpers Dresses, Cebiche Swimwear and Tarvydas.

Miss Universe WA talent coordinator Sophia Barbagallo hosted the heats with previous WA state finalist Abbey Gelmi.

A heavily pregnant Barbagallo will be handing over the hosting duties for the state final to 2011 Miss Universe Australia and former Watermans Bay resident Scherri-Lee Biggs.