Melanie wore million dollar bikini
A MODELLING gig on Tuesday night exceeded all expectations for former Proserpine High School student Melanie McDowall who hit the catwalk in a diamond-clad bikini said to be worth one million dollars.
The extravagant swimwear was originally created for a Tigerlily show with previous models Lara Bingle, Sarah Murdoch and Christy Hines having worn it.
Melanie, 21, was asked to model the swimwear at an exclusive party held to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of North Queensland jewellers Loloma in Townsville.
"It was actually very heavy," Melanie said. "But I think my mum is more excited about it than me."
Melanie's mother Carol McDowall said she was indeed "very proud" of her daughter.
"Melanie entered the 'Miss Australia Fashion Bash' this year and in one of her categories she won third prize," Ms McDowall said.
Melanie moved to Townsville to study town planning three years ago and has been working part-time for a modeling agency during that time.
"I am pretty career focused but I am excited about this new stage in my modeling," she said.