Model run puts Rose in limelight
WHEN Rose Stunzner bought her first pair of heels last week she had no idea how handy they would be.
The 15-year-old became the second national finalist for Miss Country Girl Australia 2011 after wowing judges at Stockland Rockhampton last weekend.
The competition, sponsored by magazine Woman’s Day, travels regional Australia searching for new talent.
“It was my first shot at modelling so none of us expected me to win,” Rose said. “It’s really overwhelming.”
While she now attends boarding school at Rockhampton Girls Grammar, the aspiring model grew up on a cattle property near Bajool.
Katie Jones, national director for the event, said the competition was a great chance for regional girls to get their modelling career started.
“There’s no one else out there looking for these girls, so Miss Country Girl gives them an opportunity to get discovered,” she said.
“Rose is amazing. She’s a very kind-hearted girl and we have high hopes for her.”
In the past, many finalists had gone on to secure contracts with some of Australia’s leading modelling agencies.
Rose will now compete at the annual national final in Sydney in November.
“I’ve never been to Sydney before so I’m really excited,” she said.
“Modelling is definitely something I want to do now.”