Video: Model gets back to catwalk after surgery
TANNUM Sands model Brittany Kenny has started to get back to her old self after going through surgery in June.
After having an ongoing issue with pains in her stomach, she had surgery to investigate what was causing the problems and eventually had her appendix removed.
Before surgery, Brittany was competing in Miss World Australia and Miss Galaxy Australia competitions.
On January 23, eight months after her surgery, she walked back on the catwalk to compete in the Maxim Australia Swimwear Model of the Year competition.
"I didn't feel myself on stage but I guess I'll have to ease back into it since that was my first one after surgery," she said.
"I didn't do too well in it. I placed fourth and won best theme wear."
Brittany has loved modelling competitions but found it hard to continue to work towards competing.
"The pains has been very up and down for me. I find it hard to into a routine but I'll get there," she said.
She said the surgery had had a bigger affect on her than she thought it would.
"I didn't feel too confident as I was just coming back and I didn't feel like my body was how it used to be before surgery," she said.
"It's just something I'll have to work towards."
Since the contest things have been getting busier for Brittany.
She has been featuring in a Channel 10 advert for local Tannum Sands store Exclusively Lealeighs and has done a photo shoot for Nudie Rudier.
"I went to an audition in Brisbane which was very exciting. There were two of us to choose from out of hundreds who auditioned," she said.
"Unfortunately I had less of a chance of getting it as they were seeking someone in their 30s.
"It's still amazing to make it that far."