Beauty reignites modelling flame to take on world
A Sunshine Coast beauty has reignited her modelling career with hopes of taking on the world.
Buderim resident Rebekah Tattam will head to Brisbane in March for the Queensland state finals of the Miss World beauty pageant.
The 22 year old decided to throw her hat in the highly competitive ring after seeing a social media post for last year's competition.
"I modelled quite a bit when I was 16 and 17 and after that I wasn't 'the type of person' they were looking for in a model," Ms Tattam said.
"I decided after four years to throw myself back into the world of modelling through beauty pageants when a post came up on my Instagram feed looking for girls to participate in last year's competition.
"Sadly with Covid it's now a 2021 competition."
The former Coolum State High student said it was important to show anyone could have a go.
"It's important to me because I want to show people that no matter what life throws at you, or what people say about you, that you are the only person that matters to you," she said.
"The theme for Miss World Australia 2020 is "beauty with a purpose" and everyone has a purpose."
Ms Tattam is raising funds for Variety as part of the pageant.
"My friends and family are super supportive of this and have come to my fundraising events that I have held in the past," she said.
"So far, I've raised just shy of $2000 for the charity.
"It's very hard to fundraise with Covid, especially with the social distancing rules.
"I'm not able to have more than a certain number of people at my events, which means less chance of money being raised."
Ms Tattam is holding a speed dating event on Valentine's Day for local singles as part of her fundraising efforts.
More information on the event can be found here.
The state final will be held on March 28 in Brisbane.