A young Wagga woman has taken the country by storm with her beauty therapy skills and is on her way to represent Australia at the world stage.
Lily Campbell has been selected in team Australia and will head to Abu Dhabi to take part in the world’s biggest vocational education and training competition.
“I won gold in the regional and national parts,” she said.
“I’ve been training for eight months to prove my spot on team Australia.”
The competition will run over four days and Miss Campbell has launched a crowd funding campaign to help with costs in getting overseas.
Entrants will be tested on a variety of techniques from makeup to nail art and providing beauty facials. Miss Campbell said she accidentally fell into the competition when a mentor recommended she apply.
“Two years ago, the head of beauty up at TAFE asked me to enter the competition,” she said.
“I did WorldSkills regionally and I honestly thought that was it.
“I won that and then went on to do training for the next 12 months to compete in the national competition.”
It’s nice to have her name out there, the 21-year-old said, but she is still putting in the the hard yards leading up to the international competition.
“I’m just training hard,” she said. “I’ve been told that you’ll ever regret training so much.
“It’s a huge privilege to represent Australia with my skills in beauty therapy. I just can’t wait to see how it all goes on the world stage.
Her GoFundMe campaign has already reached a quarter of its goal and will ensure Lily has the best chance to bring home gold.