- Highlife Magazine - Emily Martin

Toowoomba teen, Emily Martin, who charmed the world when she was named Miss Teen Charity Queen for Australia has been crowned the new Teen Face of the Globe 2016 International Champion. Emily recently reached the final stages of the Face of the Globe 2016 pageant, competing on the international stage in London and Paris Disneyland.

Teen Face of the Globe is well known for its emphasis on charity fundraising and Emily was crowned Miss Teen Charity Queen for raising $26,500, the highest fundraiser Face of the Globe has ever had, for the Rainbow Child Foundation, a not-for-profit that helps underprivileged children around the world.

Face of the Globe also focuses on more well-known aspects of beauty competitions, such as posture, elegance, stage presence, confidence, etiquette, appearance and public speaking. Emily excelled in all categories as she claimed the title of champion. After months of preparation, which included interviews, photo shoots, fitness tests and on stage speeches, the Westbrook teen is overjoyed at winning the competition despite her fierce competition.

120 international finalists, drawn from 31 countries and 6500 entrants worldwide, took to the stage to compete for the four overall titles of Mini, Junior, Teen and Adult Face of the Globe 2016. But Emily was only one among many Australian finalists, with the hard-working, dedicated beauty queens taking out all four of the international titles – an unprecedented sweep that Martin couldn’t quite believe.

Now back in Australia, Emily has no intention of slowing down and hopes to focus on continuing her philanthropy, along with her fellow Australian winners, in her future endeavours. For more coverage on Emily’s journey to international superstar, please read Highlife’s previous stories here and here. Emily can be found on her Facebook page here.

Words by Shannon Coward
Image by Paul Carroll of Monsignor Photographic