Miss Hawaiian pageant attracts bikini beauties in Cairns
FAR Northern beauties have their chance to shine in the world's biggest swimwear modelling contest.
The Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Pageant was launched in 1984 and has since gone on to become the Guinness World Record holder for the world's biggest swimwear pageant.
Miss Hawaiian Tropic has been running in Australia since 1991 and is now officially the nation's longest continually running swimwear model search.
The Cairns heats of Miss Hawaiian Tropic start tomorrow at The Union Jack with one woman chosen to represent the Far North at the Australian final on the Gold Coast later in the year.
If successful on the Gold Coast, they will then travel to Las Vegas for the Miss Hawaiian Tropic 2013 world titles.
Lacey Riesenweber, 18, is entering tomorrow for the first time in a professional modelling competition.
"Starting 2013, I thought it would be good to get out of my comfort zone and try something new," Ms Riesenweber said.
"I'm going to try my best and have a lot of fun with it, it should be a great experience."
Miss Hawaiian Tropic Cairns Heat 1 is on tomorrowfrom 6pm at The Jack. Heat 2 is on January 13, Heat 3 is on January 20 and the grand final is on January 27. Limited places are still available in the competition by contacting Hannah Doolan on 0447 475 736.
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Model contestants: Rhanee Johnson, Lacey Riesenweber and Paloma Smith will compete. Picture: BRENDAN FRANCIS