Lifestyle

Stardom beckons for Brooke

Miss Universe Australia finalist Brooke Nash is happy to call Mackay home and enjoys living at Slade Point.
Miss Universe Australia finalist Brooke Nash is happy to call Mackay home and enjoys living at Slade Point. Lee Constable

BROOKE Nash has the world in the palm of her hands as she prepares to take on the Miss Universe Australia final.

The 20-year-old Mackay beauty wowed the judges during the preliminary state final, which was held at Jupiters Casino at the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

But the scene is nothing new for Miss Nash, who also made the national final last year.

Despite experiencing stardom at such a young age, Miss Nash still has her feet firmly on the ground - in Mackay.

"Really nothing has changed (for me) in Mackay," she said.

"I'm still close with my school friends.

"I've also met so many people from all around the world."

Having a year's worth of experience under her belt, she is not as nervous at the thought of competing at the national level as she was last year.

"This year I had a talk with judges and they told me I had improved significantly since last year," she said.

"They said I have so much more confidence, that my walk and posing is great and I didn't have anything to fault.

"But I need to work on my public speaking.

The Mackay woman's role model is superstar Miranda Kerr.

"I know that's a typical answer but she's who I used to go on and watch on YouTube before I started modelling.

"She always holds herself really well, talks well, is a typical Aussie girl and hasn't changed her morals.

"She came from a small country town, like me."

Her parents, Elisa and John Nash, are proud of Brooke's achievements.

"We're over the moon about it and we wish her all the luck in the world," Mrs Nash said.

"She loves it, absolutely loves the modelling industry and hopefully something becomes of it because it's a very hard industry."

Miss Nash will spend the next six weeks preparing for the national competition.

Topics:  brooke nash miss universe australia



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

EXPLAINER: How to grab bargain flight from Wellcamp Airport

"Chances are, when it's at that price, they've just paid for the last two seats on the flight."

She said once they were nabbed, the tickets could skyrocket.

Major milestone for lifesaving service

RACQ LifeFlight is celebrating 10 years in south-west Queensland.

Lifelight celebrates 10 years in south-west Queensland

Spread the joy and Adopt a Family

'TIS THE SEASON: Red Cross program coordinators Carol Turnbull and Jo McKinnon are urging Warwick resident to sponsor the remaining six families as part of the Adopt a Family Appeal to give locals doing it tough a great Christmas.

Dig deep to support Warwick families this Christmas

Local Partners

15 things to do on the Southern Downs this weekend

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here's some awesome ideas


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Don't miss the free Bunnings Christmas party

Free Bunnings Christmas Family Night

WARWICK'S Bunnings Warehouse will come alive tonight for Xmas

Rose City unites in festive event

Erin and Keely Hilton.

Local performers entertain at Carols in the Park

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!