GIRL FRIDAY: Courtney Paige is organising this weekend's Maxim Swimwear Model competition this weekend.
GIRL FRIDAY: Courtney Paige is organising this weekend's Maxim Swimwear Model competition this weekend. Luka Kauzlaric

Courtney takes the sidelines of bikini model comp

THIS year Courtney Paige is taking a sideline approach to the Maxim Australia swimwear model competition.

The 21-year-old has been competing in modelling competitions for two years and has reached a significant milestone.

"When I was 18 a friend of mine did it and I saw just how fun it was, so I took it up," she said.

"It took me eights month to actually place and now I've entered 20 comps in two years."

Miss Paige said she had made lifelong friends in the industry, but was looking forward to being on the judging side.

"The backstage part of the experience is the best fun and I have friends from one end of Queensland to the other," she said.

"This year though, I'm co-ordinating, and promoting the Maxim heats at the Tannum Sands Hotel this weekend and the two following."

Miss Paige said she was putting her head down and working harder than ever this year.

"I'm working for Aurora and seven different companies, where I do anything from promotional work to co-ordinating," she said.

"It's work that never sleeps, whether it's 11pm or 3am, I'm always responding to people."

Keeping a physically fit body is also important to her.

"I generally do yoga or a run in the morning and then I'm highly involved in pole fitness," she said.

"I absolutely love it because it's a fun workout that tones the whole body."

Miss Paige, who grew up in Yeppoon, now lives in Rockhampton in a house she bought herself.

"I bought a house at 19 because I thought it was a good decision," she said.

"I also have two dogs to keep me company, Louise and Jeffrey.

"But when I'm not at home I love taking a trip down to the Sunshine Coast, because I have family there."

The Maxim competition will be open right up until just minutes before the judging starts.

There are two heats, and the winner will win $600 and have the opportunity to visit the Gold Coast in the national final.



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