Cessnock girl Ruby Adamson will represent NSW at the Miss Teen Galaxy Australia quest for the fourth time after once again impressing the judges at the state final.
The 17-year-old said she was proud to represent the Hunter Valley at the state competition and is looking forward to the national final on the Gold Coast in March.
The Miss Galaxy NSW final was held at North Ryde Golf Club on December 18, when six national finalists were crowned in the Teen (14-18 years) and Miss Galaxy (19-29 years) sections.
Ruby was also joint leader in fundraising for Make-a-Wish Australia in the Teen division.
Australia Galaxy Pageants girls have raised in excess of $400,000 in the last five years for their chosen charities, Make-a-Wish Australia and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.
Ruby said she is honoured to be a part of the fundraising effort again this year.
After being named in the top 15 and winning the Congeniality award at the 2016 national final, she’s more determined than ever.
“This is my fourth year as a Galaxy girl. I keep coming back because not only do I enjoy the whole experience I also meet wonderful girls and gain valuable skills such as public speaking, interview, and how to present myself,” she said.
“I also enjoy the challenge of promoting, planning and being a part of the Galaxy brand.”
Australia Galaxy Pageants director Lucinda Ferguson said the quest aims to “provide the motivation and tools for all delegates to become the best possible version of themselves”.
Entrants are encouraged to become role models to their community, through charity work or volunteering.
“We consider our delegates family, and encourage them always to reach their potential, whilst creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime,” Ms Ferguson said.
Australian finalists fared well at the international competition this year – Miss Teen Galaxy Australia, Jenayah Elliott was third runner-up and Miss Galaxy Australia, Shikye Alyce Smith took out the world title, making her Australia’s first-ever international winner in the pageant.
Galaxy International Pageants provide personal development opportunities for women of all nations, with an emphasis on beauty, style and cultural appreciation.
“The pageant affords each delegate to grow and advance her personal and career goals whilst acting as a role model in her community,” Miss Galaxy International Pageants president and CEO Maria Torres said.
Ruby completed Year 11 at Mount View High School this year and is hoping to study fashion design when she finishes school.
She has a number of fundraising events planned for the new year. Find out more on her Facebook page: ‘Ruby Adamson/Miss Teen Galaxy 2017 National Finalist’.
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