Wanneroo model a national finalist in Miss Teen Australia Continents

Alicia Tavani. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Alicia Tavani. Photo: Martin Kennealey

AFTER a year off to focus on her final year of school, Wanneroo model Alicia Tavani is back in the pageant world.

She is currently preparing to head to Sydney as a national finalist in the Miss Teen Australia Continents competition.

The 17-year-old said she entered because it was “unlike most pageants”.

“It has a stronger meaning behind is as it is promoting people to ‘be your own kind of beautiful’,” she said.

“In today’s society, image is such a big issue for not just teens but also adults, so by doing Continents I am able to bring awareness of social image and self-confidence.

“It doesn’t just involve getting up on stage walking in fashion wear, swimwear and evening gown rounds but it’s about the impact you are able to make on your community.

“You are able to make your impact through appearances, volunteering your time and charity work for West Mead Kids, The Australian Heart Foundation, Luke Priddis Foundation and any other foundations I wish to fundraise for.”

Alicia Tavani. Photo: Martin Kennealey

Tavani said if she won the crown, she would love to spread her message against teen bullying.

“My vision is to create a happier and healthier world for teens,” she said.

“And my mission is to empower teens with the knowledge and awareness to identify teen-related issues and take appropriate actions towards their own safety and wellbeing.”

Winners will be announced on November 10.