Local girl Phoebe Pafumi represented Queensland in the Top Model Worldwide Australia national final over the weekend.
Selected by Top Model Australia as a wildcard entrant into the 2019 national competition, Phoebe represented Queensland in the national event in Melbourne.
One of more than 30 national finalists, Phoebe was by far the youngest competitor vying for an opportunity to represent Australia at the international Top Model Worldwide event being held in London next month.
Dressed in a white, tailor-made cocktail dress by Brisbane designer, Lisa Glasgow Designs, Phoebe certainly was a standout on the day.
While she didn't win the overall title, she was voted into the Top 10 by a panel of seven judges that included Deborah Miller, national director of Miss World Australia and head of CM Models.
Phoebe started modelling late last year when she was announced a teen grand finalist in the 2018 Tamblyn Models, Young Model Discovery Competition.
“I have known since a very young age that modelling was a natural fit for me, and something I was just born to do,” Phoebe said.
“I have undertaken a deportment and finishing course, model training program and television casting workshop in recent years, which was great fun and just helped confirm my passion for modelling.”
Previously represented by Tamblyn Models, Phoebe is now looking for the right agency to represent her as she realises her dream of being an international supermodel.
At just 14, Phoebe has a bright future ahead of her. She is a fresh, new face to the industry who dreams of being an international model and studying law when she’s finished high school.
With her determination, clear passion and penchant for hard work, it would appear her dreams might soon become a reality.
You can follow Phoebe’s modelling success on Instagram.