Gracemere's model mother shines on national stage
CRYSTAL Sweeney has many faces.
In her day-to-day life she has the face of a loving mother, a wife, a nurse, a student, a future doctor, a sportsperson and a model.
And the 24-year-old Gracemere woman has her sights set on another face; the Face of the Globe.
The Bulletin top headlines
Mrs Sweeney was recently selected as a national finalist for the international beauty pageant, Face of the Globe, and hopes to win her way through to the international final in New York.
She said finding out she had been chosen to compete in the national final in Melbourne from August 28-30 was a dream come true.
"I have been modelling for six years now and have done a lot of promotional work in the past including Lexus golf days and I modelled for June Daly Watkins when she was in Rocky for National Women's Day in 2013," Mrs Sweeney said.
"I'm starting to get a bit older so I'd really like to finish off with a big competition, and this is it.
"At first it was an online competition and the finalists were chosen from there.
"The finalists were chosen for a range of things including looks, but the main factor was personality."
Mrs Sweeney said as part of the pageant requirements; she had to raise funds for international charity, the Rainbow Child Foundation.
"The Rainbow Child Foundation provides care and spiritual understanding to underprivileged children of the world," she said.
"I'm looking for sponsors to help me with my campaign and help me raise funds for the charity.
"If anyone would like to donate, I have a GoFundMe account set up with a link on my Facebook page."
FACE OF THE GLOBE
International beauty pageant
Australian finals held in Melbourne in August