By Alesha Capone
Clara Momesso will says she is passionate about celebrating beauty in all its forms.
The 21 year-old Law/Media and Communications student will compete for this year’s Miss World Australia crown, after being named third runner-up at last year’s final.
The national finals for the 2020 event are scheduled to take place next month, depending on pandemic restrictions.
“I am competing again this year because I am very passionate about the Miss World ethos – Beauty with a Purpose,” Ms Momesso said.
As part the competition, Ms Momesso has raised more than $9000 for Variety- the Children’s Charity during the past two years by holding raffles and prize auctions.
Along with other contestants from this year’s Miss World Australia, Miss Momoesso will also join the national Makeup Free Day on July 3.
The campaign encourages participants to not wear cosmetics for a day, to raise funds for Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
“I will be going make up free because I am truly passionate about celebrating beauty in all forms and raising funds for children in need,” Ms Momesso said.
“I believe in the work that Variety- the Children’s Charity does.
“I have seen firsthand the positive and powerful impact that this charity has on the lives of sick and disadvantaged children by providing them extensive support.”
Ms Momesso said that on July 3, she would “be at work proudly sporting a bare face without makeup”.
“I have been working in Werribee for the last few years and was working at Wyndham Partners Lawyers,” she said.
“My family has opened an ice cream shop called Augustus Gelatery in Werribee and I now work there.”