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    Aboriginal teen model makes history after reaching Miss World Australia finals




    An Aboriginal teenager from a tiny outback township will be the first indigenous model to represent the Northern Territory in the Miss World Australia after she was spotted by a scout while withdrawing money from an ATM.
    Maminydjama Maymuru, 19, whose model name is "Magnolia", initially rejected an on-the-spot offer to appear on a catwalk at an upcoming fashion show because she was completing her high school exams.

    A year later, she was shopping at a supermarket when she was spotted by the same scout. She agreed to "try something different" and made her first fashion show appearance last October in Darwin, the territory's capital.
    "I thought - I'm a woman just like everybody else," she told ABC News.
    "If people don't accept me just because I'm indigenous or from community, it won't bother me… I was very, very nervous. I thought: 'What if I fall over or trip? I'll be on the news.' But I threw [those thoughts] away and decided to get through with it."



    Maminydjama Maymuru's model name is “Magnolia”. Credit: Magnolia Maymuru Miss World NT/Facebook


    Ms Maymuru, from Yirrkala, a tiny community which is hundreds of miles from the nearest city, has since made national headlines after she was selected to represent the Northern Territory in the Miss World national finals in July. About 30 per cent of the territory’s population is Aboriginal – by far the largest proportion of any state or territory.


    Mehali Tsangaris, the agent who spotted her, said: "I think Magnolia is the girl that could spark a revolution."
    Ms Maymuru’s "breakthrough" follows the growing success of Aboriginal models in a development likened to the emergence several decades ago of supermodels Iman and Naomi Campbell.



    "Maymaru is smashing stereotyped notions of blonde, blue-eyed beauty," Dr Liz Conor, an Aboriginal studies academic, wrote on The Conversation website.


    "Still, the question remains whether Aboriginal women like her can assert a distinct Aboriginal beauty without falling into entrenched notions of the ‘Native Belle’, with all its trappings of exoticism and objectification."


    Samantha Harris, 25, whose mother is Aboriginal and father is of German-English heritage, has appeared on numerous magazine covers and been described as Australia’s first Aboriginal supermodel.
    Maymuru, who is 5 feet 10 inches tall, said she was enjoying her new career but would “trade anything” to return to her hometown for a weekend of fishing and camping.


    "I want people to know that it took a lot for me to come out of my shell and do this," she said.
    "I wanted to break the cycle of how people see life back in community."



    Aboriginal teen model makes history after reaching Miss World Australia finals

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    Couldn't they find a pretty one?

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    I would...


    Not!!

    She's got a face like a dropped pie.

    (All power to the lad though)..

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    The amount of attractive women in Oz and they pick her!

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    Looks like many mia farangs.







    Just needs a cheap boobjob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Couldn't they find a pretty one?
    Not many decent looking Aboriginal women around she is about as good as they get, bit like PNG women.
    When l was kid there use to be a few good looking half cast girls.
    Let's face it she has been put in because she is black

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    I would do her. Not bad really. Scratch one off the bucket list.

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    T57 is gonna blow his load over that!!!



    Gorgeous!



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    I would do her. Not bad really.
    Are you absolutely certain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Couldn't they find a pretty one?
    Not many decent looking Aboriginal women around she is about as good as they get, bit like PNG women.
    When l was kid there use to be a few good looking half cast girls.
    Let's face it she has been put in because she is black
    My favourite tennis player Evonne Goolagong ,



    Sunshine super girl' Goolagong Cawley defied prejudice to become a star

    When Evonne Goolagong Cawley first picked up an apple crate board to hit a ball against any flat surface she could find, Wimbledon was always the dream.

    The tennis-obsessed youngster would play for hours on end against a wall or a water tank, at the time thinking the tournament was merely the stuff of fairy tales

    I read this princess magazine story," recalls the 63-year-old seven-time Grand Slam singles winner in an interview with CNN Open Court at the Australian Open.
    "One story was about this girl who trained and was taken to this place called Wimbledon where she won on this magical court.
    "I didn't know it was for real but she said 'yes, this place exists in England'."
    From that moment henceforth, the wall or water tank was the net at the All England Club, the concrete under her feet the hallowed grass turf graced by so many past champions.

    Every time I went to sleep at night, I would dream about playing at that magical center court and every time I hit the wall I would pretend I was there."
    Goolagong Cawley's fairy tale came true.
    Nicknamed the 'Sunshine super girl' early in her career, Goolagong Cawley achieved exactly that feat in 1971, winning the first of Grand Slam titles.
    She is 12th on the list of all-time singles grand slam winners level with Venus Williams and ended her career with 19 single titles in all.
    As well as two Wimbledon titles, Goolagong Cawley also won the Australian Open four times, the French Open, three Fed Cup titles and reached world No.1 in 1976.
    If the fairy tale came true, there were also many times when the clock struck midnight, with her story marked by episodes where -- as with so many Aborigines -- she was often treated as a second-class citizen.

    There was a regular fear of being taken away from her parents.
    Many Australians thought the best practice was for Aboriginal children to be removed from their families to be given a life away from poverty and an education in white Australian society.
    "Whenever a car would come down the road, my mum would tell us to hide 'or else the welfare man would take you away,'" she recalls.
    Even as an adult she was acutely aware of how Aborigines could be excluded from everyday life -- even after winning Wimbledon.
    "Before I started traveling overseas and I was with a friend and in those days I loved music and I loved disco dancing so she took me out but I wasn't allowed in.
    "That happened again in Brisbane and I was with two Aboriginal friends and this was just after I won Wimbledon. I said 'don't worry we'll go somewhere else'. I think it hurt my friends more than me."
    The Goolagong family were the only Aborigines in the small town of Barellan in New South Wales.
    Her father Kenny was a hard-working sheep shearer, who gained notoriety for being able to shear 100 animals in a day. The tennis star was the third of Kenny and Melindra's eight children.
    In her town, Goolagong Cawley became renowned for her tennis and was first invited to play on a court when a neighbor, Bill Kurtzman, caught her peering through the fence.
    Following encouragement from locals, tennis coach Vic Edwards traveled up from Sydney to see the then 10-year-old play.
    He persuaded her parents to let him bring her to the metropolis, enrolled her in school, coached her and, for a time, had her live with him.
    She arrived in the big city with her first tennis dress, made for her by her mother from sheets and with equipment paid for by the people of her home town.

    There was no pressure on her to play the sport by her parents and her mother would never ask on her return after a match if she had won, merely if she had had fun.
    Encountering racism in tennis
    Sydney was to provide no respite from the racism Goolagong Cawley had to face.
    She especially remembers an incident while playing with Edwards' daughter against two older ladies.
    "One of the older ladies didn't like the idea of two youngsters beating up on them. We won pretty easily. When it was time to shake hands.
    "And she said; 'This is the first time I've had the pleasure of playing a Nigger' and I've never heard that before and I started to get really upset."

    As her mentor Edwards did his best to shield her from such prejudice.
    "He taught me not to believe in what you read, believe in yourself so I never read anything. I realize now he was blocking me from a lot of things.
    "I always just thought of myself as a tennis player. I was protected from a lot of publicity and politics of life."
    But her tennis success helped Goolagong Cawley break down barriers, becoming the first non-white to play in apartheid South Africa in a tournament in 1972.
    Even today, she is helping indigenous people in Australia with the foundation she has set up with her husband, the former British tennis player Roger Cawley.
    Her motto for it -- as it was during her playing days -- is "dream, believe, learn, achieve."
    The program encourages the children to play tennis but also to stay in school as they do so.
    "The reason why I'm doing this is because I wouldn't be here unless I had the initial support of the townspeople of Barellan. That's why I am doing what I am doing today, trying to help young indigenous kids find their dream."

    By the time she arrived as a player at her dream location of Wimbledon, the then 18-year-old, also known as 'La Belle Evonne,' was already well known to the British press.
    She was put on the show courts, unheard of back then for an unheralded young player.
    "I didn't realize they were writing about me before I got there," she recalls. "They didn't normally put a young person first time at Wimbledon on center court but they did with me.
    "It really scared the hell out of me and I wanted to get off the court as quickly as possible and I did."
    On her return the following year in 1971, she beat the great Margaret Court and fellow Australian in the final, although graciously insists that was only because her opponent was pregnant and not moving to the best of her ability.
    However, Goolagong Cawley repeated the feat on the same hallowed turf in 1980 with a three-year-old daughter in tow.
    In so doing, she was the first mother to be crowned Wimbledon champion since before the outset of World War I. 'Super girl' had become 'super mum.

    But for all the monikers, titles and accolades, "having fun" was the key motivation.
    "I believe that's what life is all about. I certainly had a lot of fun during my career playing tennis, doing the thing I wanted to do and to do it well."


    Evonne Goolagong: Defying prejudice to become a star - CNN.com

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    From looking at the photos, Miss Maymuru obviously has a great personality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post


    Check the length of her arms, straight outa the tree.

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    fark orf youse carnts

    half a carton of VB and you would be all over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    From looking at the photos, Miss Maymuru obviously has a great personality.
    From looking at the photos, being able to tie one's shoelaces whilst standing upright was prerequisite.


    To be fair, nice smile, nice eyes. Good on the girl.

    Best of luck to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Couldn't they find a pretty one?
    It was a toss up !



    But I think they made the right choice

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    There are some amazingly beautiful black women, but the indigenous population of Australia are fuking ugly, every last one of them.

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    ^me mum wasn't - bastard

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    ^ excluding your beautiful mother, obviously (and the two Cook Island girls I nearly shagged in Townsville; I think they were girls, hard to tell with that lot...).


    (Of course, they looked better back in the 1990s, much like meself.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    ^me mum wasn't - bastard
    Didn't know you had coon in yah.
    I dated a 1/4 cast girl for awhile she was a lot of fun, but she started to throw back to the black side so she got the boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    half a can of VB and you would be all over it
    Fixed.

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    My fathers name is Raymond so l could well have some black blood in me.
    Plus we grew up in a large black community, school was always interesting, even back then they received special treatment at school. Plus they were paid to attend school. I remember the day the lovely indigenes lads decided to beat a 40 year old female teacher. Wasn't long after that they went on a rampage though the streets attacking cars and shops and the police did F all. Black Australia must be so proud of their people

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    For me, wasn't a racial predjudice thing... beauty is beauty couldn't care less if she was negro, ching ching, spik, spack, or spuck...

    She's just plain ugly..probably a lovely girl mind..

    (With a face like a dropped meat pie). Heh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ excluding your beautiful mother, obviously (and the two Cook Island girls I nearly shagged in Townsville; I think they were girls, hard to tell with that lot...).


    (Of course, they looked better back in the 1990s, much like meself.)
    How you would confuse Cook Island Maori and Aussie Abos is beyond comprehension......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    An Aboriginal teenager from a tiny outback township will be the first indigenous model to represent the Northern Territory in the Miss World Australia after she was spotted by a scout while
    He was looking for an optician?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    How you would confuse
    if you knew where townsville was you would know he meant torres and not cook

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    The most beautifull girl I have ever had the chance to know was a half Indian half Portuguese lady who was a Mirror page 3 girl that would make all you melt in you wellies.

    I did know one beautiful aboriginal girl that had amazing knockers and body but had legs like chicken sticks.

    I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but can she make a proper sausage roll............

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