AT 21 years old Eve West has landed an opportunity in modelling, but plans to pursue it together with her long-term goal of becoming a doctor.
The former Redlands College student has been selected as one of 15 Queensland finalists for Miss Universe Australia 2017.
Ms West said she would take advantage of modelling opportunities, but would not neglect her studies.
Having just finished biomedicine at the University of Queensland, Ms West hopes to gain entry into medicine and become an emergency medicine doctor.
“I would love to model in Australia for well-known brands. However, modelling will always be in combination with uni as I really want to graduate and be a doctor long-term,” she said.
Ms West said a friend who previously entered the Miss Universe Australia said it was a great program.
“I went to an information night to see what it was all about and got picked on the night.
“There were about 70 to 90 girls there from across Queensland and 15 got chosen.”
Ms West, who has been with a modelling agency for about a year, said the state finals were in April.
“I’m really just looking to have a great time, meet some awesome people and ambassadors, gain confidence and if it happens to take me to Australia-wide modelling, then I would give it my best shot,” she said.
Passionate about being healthy and active, Ms West is also a surf lifesaver on North Stradbroke Island.
“Miss Universe is all about confidence, fitness, intelligence and beauty and it really advocates a healthy lifestyle.
“I’m very excited for the journey ahead.”