Mrs., Ms, Miss & Miss Teen Australia International is a competition that recognises gifted women from across the continent. Unlike pageants that focus mainly on beauty, this contest emphasises the talents, the accomplishments, the personalities, and the societal contributions of its participants.
Each of the contestants in this pageant is committed to a worthwhile cause of her choosing, and each is allotted time during the proceedings to speak about that issue. In so doing, these women are able to educate viewers about the steps that they can take to make a positive difference. What's more, every winner spends a full year traveling throughout Australia and advocating for her beliefs.
This contest is part of the esteemed Mrs., Miss & Miss Teen International pageant network, an enterprise that celebrates women from all over the world. It has fast become one of the most distinguished and popular pageant brands on the planet, and many women have found that taking part in one of these competitions is a powerful way to influence others.
As the name indicates, each of these pageants crowns winners in three separate categories.
The Miss Teen bracket is comprised of girls and young women who are between the ages of 13 and 18. Meanwhile, women who fall into the 19-30 age range and who are not married are eligible for the Miss division. The Mrs, Ms and Goodwill Ambassador goes to women who is between 21 and 56 years of age.
During the Mrs, Ms, Miss and Miss Teen segments of the Australian International pageant, the interview counts for 30 percent of a competitor's score, fitness wear, fun fashion and evening gown portions each count for 20 percent and on stage question counts for 10 percent. However we have an additional 20 bonus points for those who have been active in their community and located sponsors. Furthermore, all of the pageants that make up the International network are known for their equitable and consistent judging practices.
For all of these reasons, ByFERIAL Image Consulting & Training is excited to sponsor the Mrs., Miss & Miss Teen Australia International competition. After all, Ferial Youakim is dedicated to the primary goal of this pageant: the “empowerment of women”. Plus, we're always impressed by this contest's finalists, all of whom serve as upstanding and outstanding role models for young people. They exhibit intelligence, maturity, humility, and compassion, and we simply couldn't be prouder of them.
Meet The Director
Ferial Youakim, National Director
Although making her mark as a highly respected image consultant in the fashion and retail industries, Ferial Youakim's vision and mission is to empower women of all walks of life to face their challenges head-on, showcase their accomplishments and make a difference in the lives of others. Ferial is the Author of Beyond Beauty: A Refugee's Journey In Pursuit of happiness. Her books have uncovered her journey as an image consultant as well as the struggles she has faced. She has battled with thinking she’s not good enough and her own internal contentions; however, she is still standing today and wants to share her story. “I had to change my thinking to change my life. I had to learn how to believe in myself and love myself for the way I am and not the way others want me to be.” By sharing her story, she wishes to offer peace and success to those who are struggling to find their own self-value.
Ferial Youakim’s passion is not just evident in her writing, but also in her work. With a belief that no person should feel less than what they deserve, she wants every single person to understand their own positive self-value. Ferial has hosted image seminars in the hope that they can discover their true beauty, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. These training seminars create scenarios reflective of social and business settings with the use of personal consultations. Additionally, she has consulted to numerous organizations and retailers about the importance positive self-image
Ferial’s career spans 30 years and she has no intention of stopping. With an award winning charity and as a founder of Mums on a Mission, she wants to further her ambition. Now using her story as a means to create a better world, she will not stop until everyone has discovered their true worth. “I don’t make people beautiful because I am an image consultant; I remind them of their beauty.”