Pageant finalist aspires to be a "role model"
YOUR STORY: Gemma White stepped into the world of pageantry through her love for charity and her community.
"I hope to be a voice, a role model and an ambassador to other girls, woman and younger generations," Gemma said.
As an ambassador for children's charity icaniwill, Gemma has volunteered her time in Cambodia teaching English to disadvantaged children.
She has raised more than $2000 for various charities over the past two years, including Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, Make-A-Wish Australia and icaniwill Australia.
The latest challenge Gemma has set her sights on is the Face of the Globe pageant.
She will represent Queensland in the national finals on 1st September to be held at the Gold Coast Arts Centre.
Gemma said: "Face of the Globe is different to a lot of pageants. It really focuses on our philanthropy, fundraising and community work."
"Along with fashion wear, evening wear and a fitness round, there are three interview stages at the International pageant, and no swimwear round."
Face of the Globe is affiliated with UK-based charity, the Rainbow Child Foundation, a non-profit organisation that helps underprivileged children around the world by providing schools with play pumps, sanitation, farm seed banks and HIV awareness programs.
Gemma is sponsored by Darkside Hair Design and is raising funds for both icaniwill and the Rainbow Child Foundation as a Face of the Globe Australia finalist.
If successful, she will go on to represent Australia in both London and Paris at the International pageant early next year.