Beauties battle it out for Miss V8 model title
WHEN Emma Julila Hill was a young gymnast, having confidence in herself was essential in performing well.
The 22-year-old hopes that confidence will continue to shine through tonight as she takes to the stage for the annual Miss V8 Supercar model search.
Miss Hill will join a bevy of local beauties who will line up at the Racehorse Hotel in Booval for the preliminary heats of the competition.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to represent Ipswich at the Miss V8 Supercar finals at the Gold Coast 600.
While some women would dread at the thought of standing in front of a crowd of strangers dressed in a bikini, Miss Hill said she was looking forward to the occasion.
"I'm more excited than nervous about taking part in this event," she said.
"When I was younger, I used to compete in gymnastic competitions. I think I got a lot of confidence from doing that."
"Competitions like the Miss V8 Supercar are a lot of fun and great exposure. Plus I love meeting all the other girls who compete."
Miss Hill, who models part-time, said she had been focused on eating well and exercising in the lead-up to the contest.
"When I get up on stage, my plan is to just be myself and have fun," she said.
Entrants will be scored by a panel of judges on swimwear and sportswear as well as their general stage presence.
The contest is hosted at the Racehorse Hotel by Aurora Model Management and kicks off at 8pm.
Heats will continue next Friday with the finals to take place on July 24.
For more information visit racehorsehotel.com.au.