Caitlyn CutlerYear 12 student Caitlyn Cutler now has an unexpected wait to to pursue her dream of becoming Miss Diamond International 2020. The finals, due to have been held in Brisbane this weekend, have now been postponed until October.

“I am Launceston born and bred, currently in year 12 at Scotch Oakburn College,” she told Tasmanian Times. She is studying all maths-related subjects, as maths is one of her passions, while also confessing to love dancing, singing, playing the piano and modelling.

“I play basketball, netball and soccer for a variety of clubs, social rosters, and my school,” she added. Caitlyn also spends lots of time reading books, and exploring new interests that pop up in her day-to-day life.

She explained that Miss & Mr Diamond International 2020 (MDI2020) is a worldwide beauty pageant run by the mother/daughter team of Charlie and Morgan Mancini. The pageant works to promote individuality, confidence, and diversity. Every finalist is given the opportunity to fundraise and raise awareness for a charity that is close to their heart.

Charity

“I have chosen the WIRES Wildlife Rescue because of the horrendous bushfires that ravaged our nation earlier this year,” said Caitlyn. “I was lucky enough to host a very successful trivia night in February where we raised just under $2,000 for my charity. It was an incredible night and I had so much support from my family, friends, and even my school teachers who made up three of the eleven tables.”

She said the charity work she had undertaken over the past few months had been life-changing. “To know that I am only eighteen years old and yet I am legitimately making a difference to our world is beyond incredible.”

Although disappointed by the inevitable postponement of the finals, she was still feeling upbeat about what the event meant to her.

I cannot wait to show what I have achieved through my fundraising and also just have an amazing time expressing myself and modelling. All finalists now have nearly 5 extra months to fundraise and prepare!

She is  still accepting donations; please get in touch with her personally at Caitlyn.Cutler.20@my.soc.tas.edu.au.

Left to right: Jess Bertram, Amanda Hardwicke, David Hughes, Sharon Beattie, Tim Batten, Margaret Hughes, Jenny Banbury and her husband, and Caitlyn Cutler.