DESPITE the girly facade, aspiring model Angela McNamara is a tomboy at heart.
And that could be the point of difference the Alton Downs teenager needs to take to the national modelling stage later this year, if she wins the state title of Miss World Australia.
Growing up on a rural property 11km from the heart of Rockhampton, Angela was surrounded by motorbikes, classic cars and the frivolity of her two older brothers: Thomas (21) and Corey (19).
But she's about to shelve all that stuff in about four weeks time because she will don her most glamorous gown to compete in the Miss World Australia (Queensland) event in Brisbane.
It's not all about the modelling for Angela.
She wants to raise money for disadvantaged and special needs children across Australia.
The year 12 Cathedral College student has only three more weeks to prepare. In the meantime she has been thrusting her cause into the public sphere by conducting several fundraising activities at the Kern Arcade markets.
So far she has raised $700 online. She hoped her "face-to-face" fundraisers would collect another $2000.
No stranger to beauty pageants, Angela was crowned the winner of the annual Miss Country Girl Australia local competition that was held at the Frenchville Sports Club earlier this year.
She said she would enrol at CQUniversity, studying interior or fashion design, if her modelling aspirations didn't take off.
"I really want to stay close to my family and friends, which is why I want to study at CQUniversity," she told the Morning Bulletin.