Iluka teen claims supermodel crown
RENAE Mackenzie is one of those people whose external beauty matches her personality. She is truly a pleasure to talk to.
This down-to-earth Iluka teenager, who achieved considerable success at Miss Country Girl Australia last year, has once again wowed judges, taking out the title of Miss Teen World Supermodel at a Gold Coast pageant.
Renae, 17, said the week leading up to the crowning ceremony was one of the best of her life, and not just because she walked away with a crown on her head.
“There were about 20 girls from all over the country and we spent the whole week together. We did a couple of advertising things for Dreamworld and WhiteWater World during the week,” she said.
“We had a full day of rehearsals on the Saturday, and then on Sunday we were crowned. I made some great friends within the seven girls I roomed with during the week. It was a great experience.”
While she has enjoyed success in the beauty world, Renae does not plan on putting all of her eggs in one basket.
The switched-on teenager has a back-up plan if modelling doesn’t work out.
“I’m in Year 12 at Maclean High School and I want to get into veterinary nursing,” she said.
“There are thousands of girls who want to get into modelling. I want to treat it as fun so I am not disappointed if it doesn’t work out. I have planned to have a back-up from the beginning.”
As well as the title, Renae took home $5000 in cash, $250 worth of jewellery, a Hilton Hollywood gown and a box full of Nak hair products.
She will also attend the competition next year to crown the next year’s winners and possibly contest her crown again.
Renae was sponsored by Lismore Bridal.