Tis the season for our Hollie

YEPPOON teenager Hollie Tickner has stars in her eyes and is making a name for herself across the nation.

The 16-year-old was runnerup in the Miss Teen Australia contest, but she isn't one to blow her own trumpet.

She comes from a family of models and has been involved in fashion projects since she was four.

Of course, the Emmaus College student still finds time for fashion competitions and said she was happy to have done so well.

"We didn't know we were being judged at the time,'' she said about the contest held in Darwin.

"We were later interviewed by judges.''

During the contest, the finalists wore evening gowns and were pampered by some of the top make-up artists in Australia.

"It was a lot of fun,'' she said.

Hollie also won the most photogenic award and said she would like to further pursue a modelling/acting career.

"I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do after school,'' she said.

"I might take some drama course at uni.''

Judging from her schedule, she will have no trouble finding work as a fashion model to help pay for tuition.

She has already worked as a model for the magazine Queensland Brides and Supre clothing stores.

Her mother, Julie Tickner, said modelling had always been something Hollie had pursued.

"I am very proud she has gone so far,'' she said. "I always encouraged her.''

Her mum also used to model and said her oldest daughter Angela Tickner had been working in the indiustry for many years.

"She is the Hawaiian Tropic promotional girl,'' she said.

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