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Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018



Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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NEWS Wednesday January 24, 2018 KATHERINETIMES 5katherinetimes.com.au Crowning moment awaits SHE may have missed out on the crown last year, but Katherine born Renee Turner is hoping to take out the top spot at this years Ms Australia beauty pageant. Ms Turner will be taking the stage in Sydney on February 22 for the three day Ms Australia event. The beauty was titled first runner up in theMsAustralia pageant last year. Ms Australia sets itself apart by showcasing the accomplishments of today's modern women, where the other competitions focus on young, teen and married women. Ms Turner, who is divorced, said she is exempt fromotherpageants likeMiss Universe and Miss World which require contestants to have nomarital status. Ms Australia is so much more than a beauty pageant, whether you are married, divorced or single, it givewomen an opportunity to be a part of something and make a difference in their communities, Ms Turner said. Being in a beauty pageant is more than just looking pretty, it is about helping others. Her chosen charity is the Maddie Riewoldts Vision, which aims to raise funds to find new treatments for bone marrow failure. MsTurnerattendedschool at MacFarlane, Katherine South Primary, St Josephs College and Katherine High. My mum and dad always told me to move away and experience what the world has to offer. Katherine is a very small town and I think people are afraid to leave because they think they wont make anything of themselves. But it is not about where you come from, it is what you can do, she said. Ms Turners parents Lindsay Turner and Samara Wilson still live in Katherine. At the ripe age of 18 the pageant hopeful moved to Darwin and later to Queensland before pursuing the crown. Ms Australia was the first pageant I did in 2016 and I got first runner up,Ms Turner said. My friend did the same pageant in the Mrs Australia category and I saw all of the opportunities she was getting so I decided to enter the Ms category. There is a lot of mental preparation which goes in before a pageant, it is an emotional roller coaster. You need to do a lot of charity events, secure sponsorship and finding all of the right outfits so you can ensure everything is prepared, she said. A lot of work goes into it but it is all worth it in the end. She said despite growing up in Katherine, she was not overwhelmed by the glamour of the pageant world. It all came pretty naturally to me, I have always been a girly girl and loved doing my hair and makeup and wearing pretty dresses, Ms Turner said. BEAUTY QUEEN: Katherine born Renee Turner is a finalist in the Ms Australia beauty pageant. She was titled first runner up in the Ms Australia pageant last year. Picture: supplied. BY LYDIA LYNCH 52 Katherine Terrace, Katherine 8972 8888 www.nt-tech.com.au sales@nt-tech.com.au Alogic Plus USB-C 10,400mAh Powerbank $59.95 MAXTOR 1TB USB Portable Storage $68.00 Bundle includes: Lenovo V110 Notebook (3714141) OKI c301dn Colour LED Printer, 16GB USB Drive, Laptop Bag. 16GB USB Drive Lenovo 14 Dual-Core Notebook Intel Celeron Processor Windows 10 Home 4GB RAM 500GB HDD AC WiFi and Bluetooth Double sided printing High definition digital LED printing 350 Sheet paper capacity ok ONLY$499 for the whole bundle! OKI C301dn Colour LED Printer 3714141 USB DriveBONUS LAPTOP BAG A W 33 15 97 2 c301