Miss Teen Australia 2018 comes to Tasmania for first time

GEARING UP: Miss Teen Tasmania entrants Maddison Wadley-Keygan, Maddison Holder, Eleanor Riley and Piper Heerey eye the prize. Picture: Phillip Biggs
GEARING UP: Miss Teen Tasmania entrants Maddison Wadley-Keygan, Maddison Holder, Eleanor Riley and Piper Heerey eye the prize. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Tasmanian teens will soon be able to compete for a state title of their own as entrants prepare for the first Miss Teen Tasmania. 

Launceston-based modelling agency owner Sue Rees was approached to run the state competition, and said she didn’t have to think twice about accepting the position. 

Miss Teen Australia has been running for 13 years, but 2018 is the first time that it will hold a Tasmanian final.

“Young women who have previously been interested in entering pageants and modelling competitions have had to travel to Victoria to compete,” she said. 

Ms Rees said the “prestige” competition would allow the teen entrants to gain more confidence.

“Who knows where it will lead them in the future,” she said. 

“Teenagers make the best role models for teenagers, let them lead by example, let them follow their dreams and let their actions speak louder than words.”

Entrant Piper Heerey is just one of many who have already entered, and said she was very excited to be taking part in the first Miss Teen Tasmania. 

“Miss Teen Australia has a great track record in international events second to none and comprises of a team of event and production specialists based throughout Australia,” Ms Rees said. 

“Local knowledge and a demonstrated ability of dedication, and a commitment to style and professionalism … we believe is the key to success.”

Miss Teen Tasmania will be held on February 17 in Launceston. Winners from the junior and senior sections will go on to compete for the national title.

To enter, visit missteenaustralia.com.au.

Entries close on December 31.