Wagga local Ashlee Jolliffe will soon be strutting her way to the top of the modeling world after winning at the Miss Fashion Week Australia.
Ms Jollife won in the petite section and said it was “empowering” to be part of a diverse modeling competition.
“There are three categories a model could compete in: petite, plus size and runway,” she said.
“I got my entry after winning in the state championships and from there, we were judged in five different categories. We had to run a workshop, do a photo shoot, an interview, then model in black, active wear and formal wear.
“The best part was it was so inclusive. You didn’t have to be a certain height, style or size – there were categories that everyone could enter in.”
Ms Jolliffe attend Miss Fashion Week Australia next year and was also invited back to walk in the state competition.
“You get a lot of people telling you no before someone says yes. It’s about pushing through until the right opportunity comes up,” she said.