Model resident ready to walk the talk
BEING in front of the camera is a passion for Patience McDonell.
The Gladstone local of 14 years has an interest in freelance modelling and fashion design.
Her latest venture was entering the Miss Country Girl Australia competition.
"I do freelance modelling photo shoots and modelling competitions," she said.
"I have not entered Country Girl Australia (before). I'd love for this competition to be brought to Gladstone, and so all local aspiring models can enter."
But this is not the first time she will compete in front of judges and an audience.
This week's Girl Friday also looked forward to competing at a Miss Swimsuit USA competition today at a nightclub in Rockhampton, Zodiac.
"My sister and mother inspired me to do it (modelling) - they told me to just go for it,'' she said.
"I really enjoy every aspect of it, from photo shoots and competitions to fashion design.
"I would love to win a national competition."
When she's not in front of a camera Patience said she also assists her partner Jason in the admin side of his concreting business.
She also has two children, Chase, two and Katelyn, five months.