Model’s passion to help others

Headshot of Shannon Smith
Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Email Shannon Smith
Lucinda Covill is an model from Kojonup.
Camera IconLucinda Covill is an model from Kojonup. Credit: David Broadway Photography

Kojonup’s Lucinda Covill is raising an important message on rural mental health as a West Australian Regional Finalist in the prestigious Miss Multiverse Australia.

Currently studying counselling at Marr Mooditj indigenous health training campus in Perth and recently completing a Certificate 4 in mental health, 19-year-old Ms Covill is using her passion for modelling to help others.

Miss Multiverse Australia searches for multi-faceted, multi-skilled and multi-talented women, and Mr Covill said she applied for the completion as a challenge for herself.

“I hope to raise my public profile and bring an awareness to mental health in rural regions,” she said.

“I have always enjoyed modelling, and this can be used as a platform to promote indigenous culture and concepts.

“My cousin Simone Arnol is an indigenous fashion designer in Cairns and I am inspired by her ideas.”

Ms Covill began modelling in 2015 in the Face of the South-West Competition and placed second runner-up at the Indigenous Connections Aboriginal Model Search national event held in Sydney earlier this year.

Out of almost 1000 applications for Miss Multiverse Australia, she was one of 80 to be approved as finalists.

She said that the winner will get flown to Sydney for the national finals for nine days of intense competition.

“The winner will compete overseas in the Dominican Republic with 29 other country winners and partake in a reality TV show.

“I have already learnt to apply myself and commit to modelling and apply basic entrepreneurial skills.

“I am learning to overcome my anxieties and insecurities throughout this process to become a strong, confident woman.”

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails