World stage awaits Shaylah

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Shaylah Brooks-Bowman hopes to support as many charities as possible before heading off to Florida for the Royal International Miss World Titles.
Camera IconShaylah Brooks-Bowman hopes to support as many charities as possible before heading off to Florida for the Royal International Miss World Titles. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Bunbury’s own Shaylah Brooks-Bowman is bound for the world stage after being crowned the 2019 Royal International Miss Australia.

The 21-year-old is one of 13 women from across Australia chosen to compete for the Royal International Miss 2019-20 world title – the biggest team ever to represent Australia at an international pageant.

Miss Brooks-Bowman will present a one minute speech to a panel of almost 20 judges before strutting down the catwalk for the Evening Wear and Fun Fashion components.

“Fun Fashion is the section I’m looking forward to the most because you can have a lot more fun with it, so I’m really excited for that,” Miss Brook-Bowman said.

Miss Brooks-Bowman said as much as she loved getting dressed up, RIMA was more about the setting a good example.

“Our role as the title holder is being role models for younger generations,” Miss Brooks-Bowman said.

“This pageant is more about getting out in the community being really involved with charities, fundraising and helping out anyone that you can.”

Miss Brooks-Bowman said she was most looking forward to competing on the world stage and creating new friendships.

“Competing at another international pageant will be lots of fun, meeting and making lots of new friends,” Miss Brooks-Bowman said.

Miss Brooks-Bowman will head off to Orlando, Florida to compete at the world titles in July.

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