14 May, 2024

Parneet dazzles at Miss Teen Galaxy

A big congratulations to Caboolture teen Parneet Kaur, who placed runner-up in the Miss Teen Galaxy Australia category at the Australia Galaxy Pageants national final.

By Liam Hauser

Caboolture-based Parneet Kaur placed second in the Miss Teen Galaxy Australia.
Caboolture-based Parneet Kaur placed second in the Miss Teen Galaxy Australia.

Parneet was among 10 finalists in the Miss Teen Galaxy Australia category, which was held at the Sydney-based Bankstown Sports Club from May 1 to 4.

Parneet placed first in the ‘Best Evening Wear’ and ‘Miss Photogenic’ components before placing second overall, behind Perth-based winner Mia Goodlich.

It was one better for Parneet, who placed third in last year’s corresponding event.

While she was pleased to gain a higher placing this year, she was also determined to improve.

“I’m proud of myself, since I did better than last year,” she said.

“There was that thought, that I was so close.

“Still it was an amazing result, and an amazing experience.

“I know I keep growing personally, and that at least I’m getting somewhere.”

Parneet said the scariest moment was when the top two placegetters were announced, as they had to hold hands and wait for the MC to declare the winner.

“My heart was beating so fast,” she said. Rather than feel defeated or deflated, Parneet said her thoughts quickly turned to next year, which will be the final time she is eligible for the teen pageant, with Miss Galaxy Australia being next.

Parneet said she could handle this year’s event much easier than last year’s, because this year she felt like she had “been in the situation before”. “I was pretty confident when I walked into the hotel,” she said. “I thought ‘I know what I’m doing’.”

The contestants also took part in a series of workshops, with Parneet strongly resonating with the ‘She Empowers’ workshop.

“All of the girls got to share their own stories, which helped the girls get to know each other personally,” she said.

With the rounds comprising Eco Wear, Evening Gown, Fun Fashion, and Interview, Parneet said she was able to answer the interview questions comfortably as she talked about herself and her journey.

“Last year I was so scared of the interview round, but this year I was confi dent,” she said.

Parneet said “with a strong platform”, she believed she could win next year’s title. Parneet’s activities include being a disability support worker, and studying a Bachelor of Education, with the aim of becoming a high school teacher.

Parneet also runs a program called Fearless Vibez.

To take Fearless Vibez “to the next step”, Parneet wants to host empowerment workshops to build her platform, and also create a community in Caboolture and Brisbane.

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