Tasmanian models enter World Supermodel South Pacific competition

For the first time, three Tasmanians entered the World Supermodel South Pacific competition in Fiji.

All three placed in the top six of their sections. 

Sue Rees Modelling owner, and competition chaperone, Sue Rees, said it had put Tasmania on the map. 

“You never know what sort of recognition this will get the state, it’s all over social media. You don’t know how many people were in the audience watching,” Ms Rees said. 

“They just represented Tasmania so well.”

The competition was held over three days, with 18-year-old Launceston model Liana House saying it was an amazing experience.   

“It was my first major pageant and first time going overseas. I met a lot of new girls and finding out what the judging experience was like was all very fun,” she said. 

Fellow entrant Chelsea Freestone was awarded Miss Photogenic.

“We didn’t do a whole heap of photo shoots so, I wasn’t expecting it at all,” she said. 

“We did an underwater photo shoot, and then I guess they just judged it over the whole competition.”

The girls will now head to Townsville in two weeks to compete in Miss Teen Australia. 

“I’m really looking forward to going to Townsville. It will be really nice, and different up there,” Miss Freestone said. 

Ms Rees said the supermodel competition was good practise ahead of the Townsville pageant. 

The World Supermodel South Pacific winners will now travel to Vietnam and compete again the Pacific winners for the crown.