Lifestyle

Meet Miss with the most

Chelsea Wallis
Chelsea Wallis Brett Wortman

MEET 17-year-old Chelsea Wallis: university student, budding stage performer, advocate for environmental sustainability and animal welfare, and a contestant in this year's Miss World Australia.

The Noosa local entered the national beauty pageant only on a whim, sending her application away eight months ago without so much as a thought of making it to the selection process.

"I thought it would be a worthwhile venture and a fantastic opportunity, so I applied for it," Ms Wallis said.

"I was asked in for an interview at one stage, but I couldn't make it because I was so busy with uni exams at the time.

"I really didn't think I had much hope with it."

Needless to say Miss Wallis was "beyond shocked" to hear she had been fast-tracked to the semi-finals for the national competition's People's Choice category.

She is one of 200 hand-picked entrants to have made it this far and is one of 47 Queensland contestants.

All the girls are competing for the People's Choice title and a guaranteed spot in the Miss World Australia national finals.

Miss Wallis graduated from high school when she was only 15.

"I did find the work as well as a lot of things I was learning at school quite boring, so in order to keep my interest at school I had to do a few tests before I was found able to skip two grades," Miss Wallis said.

She is in her final year of a business degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

To vote for Miss Wallis in the competition, visit starnow.com.au/chelseaclementine.

Voting closes on Wednesday June 20.

Topics:  beauty chelsea wallis miss world australia noosa



ACCC attempts to force regional mobile network expansion

The ACCC has ruled against introducing domestic roaming to allow phone rivals to access each other's networks.

Vodafone slams ACCC after mobile roaming decision

Violent assault on woman leads to chasing man with car

A woman fought back after being assaulted by her partner.

DV victim tries to hit attacker with car

Local Partners

Couples reveal biggest mistakes made in bed

A NEW survey gives a very intimate look into our sex lives — and apparently, there are many simple things we can do to ruin the mood.

4 things missing from your suitcase

What technology do you really need to pack on holiday?

These items are worth their weight at check-in.

We want your help to choose the front cover

Would you like to see  world welterweight champion Jeff Horn on the cover of the new-look Weekend magazine? Vote now.

Help us choose the sports star for the new-look Weekend front cover

REVEALED: What it's like to drive the Mercedes-Benz ute

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class goes on sale in Australia from early 2018.

There will be three model grades, starting with a basic "tradie”.

Dad's shock breast cancer diagnosis: 'It's real'

AFTER SURGERY: Lismore Base Hospital patient Gregory Moss is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and wants to raise awareness about the serious condition that can be suffered by men as well as women.

"Breast cancer for men is real and men do die from it.”

World-first surgery for brave 'little champion'

Paige Humphrey in a sunflower field outside Casino.

Keep Paige in your thoughts - today is the big day

Miss Supercars' Olympic heartache

Miss Supercars 2017 winner, Darwin’s Sophie Budack (centre), with first runner-up from the Gold Coast Michaela Arnott (right) and second runner-up Nicole Hall from Brisbane. Picture: Glenn Hampson

Her wins secures a $25,000 prize package including $1000 cash