Australian Swimwear Model of the Year Mount Isa heat winner Kaydee Steed has plans to add her own style to stand out at the national finals in May.
“This week I’m getting my profile photo done up and getting a crack on with my next creative costumes,” Ms Steed posted on social media.
“My goal is to have fun at nationals, but will add a little Kaydee flair to try and stand out.”
She praised the sponsors, and her family’s support to reach her goal of winning the competition this year.
“I have worked my ass off for this and cannot believe I achieved my goal.”
Ms Steed first entered a modelling competition last year which celebrated the State of Origin. And it inspired her to eat better and exercise more.
“I saw how beautiful the other girls were. And I just wanted to be like them because they have healthy happy lives. And I didn’t.” She changed her diet to paleo and exercised at the gym every day. Second placer Josie Stokes is also eligible to compete in the nationals.
It’s the second time Ms Stokes competes in the nationals on the Gold Coast, having won the Mount Isa heat in 2015.
Ms Stokes said she considered pulling out of the competition last minute. “Not sure if stepping on my dress and pulling down my bra on entrance to the stage was the worst or most hilarious part of my night, but either way I could not have asked for a better send off.
“This has legit made my entire year.”