EX Assumption College Kilmore student Ella Denton will take part in a Miss World fundraiser to support Variety – a children’s charity – on Friday.
Ms Denton is a Victorian finalist in the pageant and hopes to represent the nation on the global stage.
The competitor said pageants went beyond just a beautiful face.
“Competing in pageants is quite new to myself, however this is the second time I have competed in Miss World Australia,” she said.
“I love their ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ ethos, and being able to contribute to Variety, and that is what drives me.
“The Miss World pageant is the longest running pageant in the world, and goes beyond just a beautiful face.
“Each contestant is educated, confident, and strives to make a difference in their community.”
Ms Denton said she was passionate about the cause because it would support children and their families for basic needs.
“The children’s charity provides grants and assistance to children with special needs and their families,” she said.
“They believe all children deserve a fair go. Currently due to the global pandemic there has been a decline in funds donated to Variety- so now more than ever the children need our help.”
Ms Denton will be taking part in the makeup free day and hopes to raise money to support the cause – she is asking the community for support.
“The Miss World Australia competition attracts hundreds of contestants from all over the nation, vying for the crown, and the opportunity to represent Australia on the global stage,” she said.
“It is such a great experience being on stage sharing my background, my story and my views on controversial topics.
“It would be an absolute honour to win the crown – but it is more than that, to be able to advocate for my passions and beliefs through the ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ program and to help children in need through Variety is the real winning prize.”
For more information or to support Ella Denton’s fundraiser, visit www.makeupfreeday.com.au.