Striking a pose had led to an Enoggera teenager being a finalist in the Australian Supermodel of the Year (ASOTY) competition.
Tayah Pearson has been modelling since she was 12 and hopes success in the modelling competition could lead to a career in front of the camera and on the catwalk.
‘What I enjoy most about modelling is making new friends and working together with other people. I also enjoy sharing my images that have been taken by the photographer,’ Tayah said.
‘The things I like and think others would like about myself is my height, my eyes, my personality and the fun I have while doing modelling jobs.
‘My goals for the future are to become a professional supermodel as well as pursuing my dream to become a neonatal nurse.’
Tayah says her Australian Supermodel of the Year experience has offered her many skills apart from modelling.
‘The amazing and beautiful mentors they brought into the competition have helped us boost our confidence, understanding and knowledge of ourselves and others, and allowed me to find ways in the future to help myself and others in different situations,’ Tayah said.
‘Being a part of the ASOTY sisters I realised that being a model is not just about my looks, it is about becoming the person I am and what I can offer to others and the world around me.’
Apart from her modelling work, Tayah also enjoys volunteering for Wesley Mission’s Community Canteen, preparing and distributing food packs for the homeless.