Teen beauty aims to be best in galaxy

Courtney-Jade Tester was recently chosen as a finalist to represent WA in Miss Teen Galaxy Australia Pageant in Sydney
Courtney-Jade Tester was recently chosen as a finalist to represent WA in Miss Teen Galaxy Australia Pageant in Sydney

The 16-year-old is one of three contestants now heading to Sydney for the final on Sunday, March 24, where she will compete against other finalists from NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

‘I am expecting the final to be similar to the WA final but a bit more competitive because all the other states are represented,’ Courtney-Jade said.

‘For the (WA) final, we had to parade in daywear, swimwear and eveningwear, and had an interview on stage where we had to answer questions relating to ourselves, the community and the world.’

She said winning the national final would be life-changing. ‘If I am successful, I will then go to Florida, USA in July to compete for the Miss Teen (Galaxy) International title and may have to reconsider my first priority at the moment, which is going to uni next year,’ she said. ‘However this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity and I intend to grab every opportunity given to me with both hands.’

As part of Miss Teen Galaxy, entrants had to find a sponsor, with all money raised going to Make-A-Wish Australia. ‘So the pageant not only benefits me, but helps someone else who is in need,’ Courtney-Jade said.