“I want the catwalk to be a fair and inclusive place for everyone,” says 26-year-old Justine Clarke who grabbed the headlines for entering the Miss World Australia contest. Every now and then we get to hear some inspiration stories from around the globe that fill our heart with happiness. They inspire, motivate and bring a smile to our face. Now there is nothing new to the news but wait as we tell you why the story is special!
The gorgeous aspiring woman who eagerly wanted to be a part of the competition always had one thing in her mind and that the beauty should always have a purpose and that is what happened in this case. Justine Clarke suffers from ‘lower leg deformity’ and hence she created history when she entered the competition.
Justine is the first Australian woman in a wheelchair to compete in the competition. The contestant who was pretty excited to be a part of the competition told Daily Mail that she always wanted the catwalk to be an inclusive and fair place for all. Check out her ramp walk:
She graced the ramp and stated that a wheelchair should not limit anyone. It should not be the only thing that should bear an association with a person. The aspiring model has been wheelchair bound for almost two years. But this did not stop her from achieving her dreams. In an interview, she stated that she wants to be a role model for other women out there so that no one should be underconfident, for abilities do speak volumes.
Though, Justine Clarke could not make it to the next stage of the competition. She did win hearts by showcasing her valor. The competition will raise money for Variety that will in return help the disadvantaged children in wheelchairs which will enable them to come out from their shell and be super confident.
We salute to her dedication and passion!