A Star is Born

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Local 11-year-old girl Lucia Hampton recently won the regional Miss Junior Fashion Week Australia competition and was invited to compete as a National Finalist for Miss Junior Fashion Week Australia.

The event was held at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park and saw over 100 competitors across all three divisions compete for a title and the chance to win a trip to the USA to compete in the International Final.

Miss Fashion Week is the first organisation that bridges modelling with pageantry. They are big advocates for positive self-image, self-love and self-confidence.

“Lucia enjoys photographic modelling, and this was the first opportunity we had come across to be involved in runway modelling. The Miss Fashion Week Australia motto is ‘I am Enough’ and really promotes self-confidence and positive body image which is very important for young girls. I felt that this would be the perfect competition for Lucia to test the waters” said Hayley Hampton, Lucia’s mother.

After competing in Casual Wear, Party Wear and Interview, Lucia was awarded 1st Runner Up in her age division and she was invited to attend the International Finals in Dallas. This was an amazing achievement as it was her very first modelling competition that she had entered, with no formal training or experience.

“Lucia was thrilled when she was awarded 1st Runner Up, as this was her first competition. Many of the other girls had competed before and had a lot more experience than her. Being invited to compete on an international level was something we hadn’t planned for and was very unexpected” explained Hayley to the Glenmore Gazette.

“She has really enjoyed this experience and is planning on finding more opportunities to pursue modelling in the future” ended Hayley.

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