Beauties battle it out for Swimwear Model of the Year crown
FOR a self-confessed sweet-tooth who doesn't hit the gym that often, it's a wonder how Gemma Rose stays in such good shape?
Whatever her bikini body secret is, it's certainly working for the 24-year-old who is set to compete in the Maxim Australian Swimwear Model of the Year contest.
Gemma will join a bevy of local beauties who will strut their stuff on stage during the competition heats at The Racehorse Hotel next month.
The blonde stunner is no stranger to swimwear contests, having taken part in the Maxim contest last year as well as Miss V8 Supercar.
At the Miss V8 finals, Gemma won second runner-up and received the same placing at the Maxim district finals.
"Taking part in these contests is always such a great experience," the property manager said.
"All the entrants are supportive of each other, I've made good friends and gained a lot of confidence through participating."
The Maxim contest is the largest and most prestigious swimwear model and calendar search in the southern hemisphere.
With the Ipswich heats only nine days away, Gemma said she would be hitting the gym and the tanning salon in preparation.
"I don't often go to the gym to exercise but I love outdoor activities like kayaking, which helps keep me fit," she said.
"I also have a weakness for ice-cream, which I am going to have to cut back on for a while."
If Gemma makes the national finals she will be treated to an all expense paid week on the Gold Coast filled with VIP appearances, calendar shoots and judging rehearsals.
Her advice to contestants was to be confident, natural and to have fun with it.
Since taking part in the competition, Gemma now does part-time modelling through Aurora Model Management, which also hosts the contest.
The Ipswich competition heats will take place at the Racehorse Hotel in Booval on Friday March 6, 13 and 20 from 7pm to 9pm.
The district finals will be held on March 27. For more information visit racehorsehotel.com.au.