Brooke Murray: Dancing her way to the top

Brooke Murray is warm, effervescent and genuine in person... everything you'd expect from a cheerleader.

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Olivia Raffaele: Teacher. Footballer. Humanitarian.

Olivia Raffaele is a woman of action with a heart of gold. She’s a Special Ed Teacher, has represented and captained Brisbane for soccer/football and is now preparing for the National Finals of Miss Global/Intercontinental Australia 2017.

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Sophie Grosser: Style. Substance. Survivor.

There are many types of pageant girls. Some enter for the glitz, glamour and fame. Then there are others who enter for much more personal reasons such as Sophie Grosser.

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Monte Mader: Skydiving her way to success

You won’t miss Monte Mader when she walks in the room. She’s tall, confident and projects a fierce yet friendly energy around her.

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Alicia Van Schoonhoven: The quest for Miss Galaxy Australia 2017

Alicia Van Schoonhoven is living proof that beauty is more than skin deep: she works, she volunteers, she studies… and all that on TOP of her modelling and pageantry.

In the seven months since we last spoke to Alicia, it’s fair to say she’s endured a lot and come out stronger on the other side, leading her to create Happiness Connect (her mental health start-up).

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Sara McDonald: The sounds of NYChill

There’s inauthentic, there’s authentic and then there’s Sara McDonald.

Sara McDonald is the leader of a 22-piece orchestra named ‘The NYChillharmonic’ (pun intended) which has been touring all around NYC with its unique sound (jazz-inspired, but not really jazz). And whilst I have huge respect for everything that she’s achieved (and will achieve) as a musician, what strikes me most about Sara is how directly she speaks her mind.

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Cassie White: How to get your swagger back

Back when I started interviewing people, I always wanted to research the interviewee as best as I could (and I still do).

These days, with social media, it’s a lot easier to find out what someone’s about: are they happy, sad, how do they treat strangers, how do they take on challenges etc.

It’s also interesting to see whom the person follows or likes.

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