This Teen Is The First Aboriginal To Compete In Miss World AustraliaJune 6, 2016
Meet Magnolia Maymuru, the first aboriginal contestant for Miss World Australia.
Maminydjama Maymuru — who models under the name Magnolia — is from the indigenous community Yirrkala and will represent the Northern Territory in the Miss World Australia finals.
Welcome Magnolia Maymuru, first ever Traditional Indigenous girl from a remote community in the Northern Territory to be a contestant in a national beauty pageant, Miss World Australia NT 2016 👑✨ Magnolia has now begun her 'Beauty with a Purpose' journey with Variety, the Children's Charity. You can show your support for Magnolia and donate via https://missworldaustralia2016.everydayhero.com/au/magnolia #missworldaustralia #beautywithapurpose #womanonamission
In an interview with ABC, Maymuru described how she hopes her career will break stereotypes of aboriginal life and create opportunities for other indigenous models.
"I hope it gives [the industry] a push to look at more women up in Arnhem Land. I hope it gives them an urge to come up and actually check people out rather than thinking, 'There's one and that's enough,'" Maymuru said.