On the lookout for Miss Tourism at Riverlink Shopping Centre
MONIKA Radulovic has some helpful advice for contestants lined up to take part in this year's Miss Tourism Australia pageant.
"The competition is not just about appearances, judges are also on the lookout for girls who are educated, ambitious and personable," she said.
"After all, whoever is crowned will be an ambassador for Australia and has to promote the country.
"The most important thing for girls to do is be themselves."
The 22-year-old psychology graduate knows what she's talking about. In 2012, she not only won the national contest but placed first runner-up at Miss Tourism International.
This week, the search for Miss Tourism begins again with preliminary events held at Riverlink Shopping Centre.
The contest is brought to Australia by the producers of Miss Universe and provides a platform to educate and promote tourism and cultural exchange among contestants.
"It's been such an amazing experience," Miss Radulovic said about being Miss Tourism Australia.
"It's allowed me to travel overseas and have a lot of wonderful experiences."
Heats will be held at the centre on Thursday at 6.30pm and Saturday at 11am.
To register email email@example.com.