Miss Supermodel Worldwide Australia features culturally diverse contestants
Miss Supermodel Worldwide Australia will be hosting its second annual modelling competition in Sydney at the Ambassador Venues in Fairfield this weekend.
The Australian competition showcases sixteen talented models, aged between 18 and 30 years representing diverse cultural backgrounds, with the winner being sent to India next year to represent Australia in the Miss Supermodel Worldwide competition.
Roque (Rox) Molavin, Director of the RGeM Promotions and Management and organiser of the modelling competition, was given a unique opportunity to run the competition in Sydney, Australia by the President of Miss Supermodel Worldwide in India.
Rox is in charge of planning and managing the entire event which also includes auditioning models who come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
Originally, twelve Filipino-Australian models were expected to compete, but due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, many of them have had to drop out of the competition to focus on family issues during such challenging times. There are currently four Filipino-Australian models competing for the crown.
Molavin is excited to continue running the event, as it gives him the opportunity to better connect with the Filipino diaspora and empower young women.
“I’m doing this event for the candidates. I want to help them find their personality, their own strength and goodness as a person. I want them to gain self-confidence, to increase their self-esteem and be comfortable with who they are,” said Molavin.
Molavin explained that Miss Supermodel Worldwide Australia is a unique opportunity to discover talented young women, and give them the chance to get in contact with potential clients to promote their products.
The competition also allows the models to better engage in their own communities.
“Their lives have changed,” said Molavin. “It’s exciting for them.”
Molavin, who runs workshops and seminars for the models, encourages and enables them to promote charity events in their diasporic communities.
Speaking about his experience running the competition, Molavin said, “I reach more people, I encourage them to engage in our Filipino’s organisations, so we can help Filipinos back home.”
“The models want to get involved in the world,” he continued.
Many of the models are also raising awareness on issues that are close to their heart such as mental health, domestic violence, and environmental and wildlife protection.
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In addition, Molavin has strived to make Miss Supermodel Worldwide Australia a culturally diverse event, with models originating from across Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. One of the four segments to be judged includes the models showcasing their national costumes enabling them to connect back with their cultural heritage.
“It’s great to see the Filipino community coming together, supporting and empowering young women and promoting cultural diversity in Australia,” said Serna Ladia, Filipino community leader and past President of the Philippine Community Council NSW.
One of the models competing in the event is Tara Cassidy. She is of Northeastern European and French descent, has been in the modelling industry for fourteen years and has made it into the State finals of Miss Universe Australia.
Filipino Australian models featured in the event include Alexis (Lexi Lomigo) and Ayriane De Luna both of whom immigrated to Australia from the Philippines.
Sudanese model, Diannaa Dariouss, joined the competition to build up her self-confidence, and to gain further experience in her modelling career.
The competition consists of four categories featuring the models in national costumes, swimsuit wear, evening wear and finally finishing off with a question and answer segment.
The seven judges on the night will be looking for someone who can represent Australia and can continue the role of Miss Supermodel Worldwide Australia from last year’s winner Jayde Crystal Wright.
Jayde who is the current Miss Supermodel Worldwide Australia 2019 competed internationally against 65 models from around the world in New Delhi for the Miss Supermodel Worldwide competition.
She took home the title of First Runner up, Best interview and Crowd Favourite.
Jayde currently models full time, is a social media content creator and runs her own digital marketing business.
Molavin’s message for models hoping to participate in the future is simple! “..Always have a good attitude, to be yourself and to keep on training.”
As the PCC Philippine Community Council Board of Director, NSW, President of Filipino-Australian Community Association in Eastern Sydney (FACAES), and Vice Pres. of Filipino Australian and Multicultural Community Association (FAMCA), Rox Molavin is a well known Filipino community member.
The Miss Supermodel Worldwide Australia will also feature well-known artists in the Filipino community, Jojo Sebastian and Efren Padagas, as the Emcees.
Guests are asked to attend the Renaissance-themed event in costume with doors opening at 5.00 pm and the show starting at 6.00 pm.
COVID-19 safety plans have been implemented by both the competition and the venue to ensure proper health standards are adhered to.
EVENT DETAILS: Miss Supermodel Worldwide Australia will take place on Sunday 6 December 2020 at the Ambassador venue, 35 Dale Avenue Fairfield NSW. Visit the Facebook page HERE.