News

Local chases Miss Universe title

Model Sharlette Jane of Korora is competing to become the next Miss Universe.
Model Sharlette Jane of Korora is competing to become the next Miss Universe.

COFFS Coast glamour girl Sharlette Jane hopes to soon have the modelling world at her feet and a Miss Universe crown on her head.

The 19-year-old, who grew up at Korora, is vying alongside thousands of Australian models to win the Miss Universe Australia 2012 Search for the Miss Dodo Girl.

The competition offers the winner a $50,000 contract and the opportunity to become the face of a marketing campaign for the telco.

But it's the biggest prize of all that Sharlette has her sights set on.

"The winner and two runners-up will automatically gain entry into the 2012 Miss Universe Australia National Final," Sharlette said.

"The thing is I now have just over a week to get into the Top 30."

Setting her goals high, the brunette needs support through social media to become a finalist. 

"This is my chance to become the face of one of Australia's most recognised brands, so I need to place myself ahead of the race and get everyone in Coffs Harbour to vote for me today," she said.

"I have grown up in Coffs Harbour my whole life living in Korora and placed in the top 25 of Miss Universe Last year and recently placed second in Miss Coffs Coast. 

"I'm motivated by a challenge. The more challenging the project, the more I want to be successful in getting it finished, it doesn't get much bigger than Miss Universe."

The first stage of the Dodo Girl competition closes on Saturday at 11.59pm.

The top 30 contestants with the highest number of votes will move into the semi-final, where voting will take place for the Top 15.

Voting for the semi-final will closed on Friday, April 27 at 11:59pm.

The Top 15 finalists will then participate in the preliminary final, organised by Miss Universe and judged by a panel.

To vote for Sharlette go to https://dodogirlvoting.dodo.com.au/Account/VoteForModel/2665/1/0/10/1

Topics:  miss universe


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Free mulch is still available

Free mulch is still available across the Whitsundays, including the site at Gailbrath Park Road.

Free mulch is still available to Whitsunday residents.

Everyday Gourmet cooks up a storm in Airlie

TASTE TEST: Co-owner of Fish D'Vine, Kev Collins joined Justine Schofield on her television show Everyday Gourmet this morning.

Everyday Gourmet paid a visit to Airlie Beach

Local Partners

Winter is coming... and it's bringing a bite to the region

Overnight temperatures will drop to between 10 and 15 degrees for the Mackay and Whitsundays as the first day of winter arrives.

Debbie's graveyard: Major auction to clear written-off cars

Auto Repair and Towing Service owner Shane Muntelwit at the salvage yard behind Mackay Airport, which has become a graveyard for about 150 vehicles destroyed or written off by Cyclone Debbie.

A salvage yard has become a makeshift graveyard

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Chart toppers to rock Airlie

LIKE moths to a flame, the sounds of Bliss n Eso will attract music lovers to Magnums Hotel when the Australian trio take to the stage on Tuesday night.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Origin nights set to go off around Airlie

RIVALRY CONTINUES: Amie Warner and Jennifer Davis will be on opposite sides of the fence at the Reef Gateway Hotel on Wednesday night for State of Origin.

Whitsunday gears up for big night of sport.

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

Everyday Gourmet cooks up a storm in Airlie

TASTE TEST: Co-owner of Fish D'Vine, Kev Collins joined Justine Schofield on her television show Everyday Gourmet this morning.

Everyday Gourmet paid a visit to Airlie Beach

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

New $46.7m counter-terrorism facility to be built in Wacol

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, pictured with Police Commisioner Ian Stewart, has announced plans to build a new counter-terrorism facility in Wacol.

The facility will be built over three years.

Home to a sex worker: Sordid history of iconic Coast shed

Milojevic Djordjevic's daughter Linda at the derelict shed on Yandina-Coolum Road.

The shed was once a liveable 'barrack'.

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!