Caitlin's model ambition
THERE is nothing fanciful about Goonellabah 17-year-old Caitlin Jaeger's desire to win the title of Miss Teen Australia.
The 17-year-old graduate of St John's College, Woodlawn, is striving to build a career as a model - matching the one she is now developing as an interior designer - and said pageants like this make a good stepping stone in the industry.
However, Caitlin says she will need the help of her fellow Northern Rivers residents to win the competition. Judging is based on voting by the general public.
To vote in the competition, SMS "teen 107" to 1990 1090 (each SMS vote costs 55 cents).
If she receives enough votes, Caitlin will go to Fiji in November for the competition's final round.
"I'd like to be competing in Miss Universe in 2013," she said.
"Entering the competition and getting selected and nominated gives you a boost to higher (modelling) jobs.
"It gets your name out there. People find out about you."