Festival finds brand ambassadors in twins Jane and Margaret Pridmore
Australian twins Jane and Margaret Pridmore are not only sisters but best friends too. While Jane has a Bachelor of Design Arts majoring in Fashion Design, Margaret has a tennis scholarship in America and is studying a double major of International Business and German. Their strong sense of cultural appreciation and community drives them to be involved with a foundation called Helping Hands Foundation Inc. aimed at working with underprivileged kids overseas.
This foundation will be a charity aimed at helping underprivileged kids overseas.
As brand ambassadors for Festivals of South Asia Inc. and Brides of Asia, the sisters want to spread the word about Indian heritage in multicultural Australia. While nurturing Indian culture forms the heart of Festivals of South Asia Inc’s mission, Brides of Asia hosts multicultural wedding and fashion shows, to foster that very same essence of diversity.
Jane, who graduated with a Bachelors of Design Arts, majoring in Fashion Design, works as a dressmaker for a Melbourne-based couture company. Margaret is currently playing college tennis in South Carolina, U.S.A. while studying a double degree in International Business and German Studies. Both girls are very passionate about life, from travelling the world to constantly widening their range of skills and interests. From a young age, Jane and Margaret have had strong interests in music, languages, and travel.
Between the two of them, they speak six languages and can play four musical instruments. They also enjoy other extra-curricular activities such as tennis, horse riding and snowboarding. In terms of their community service, Jane and Margaret have been involved in many events, including the RSPCA Million Paws Walk, and were also a part of a class that allowed them to work on a community project during high school.
Their role as Festivals of South Asia Inc’s brand ambassadors, say the twins, is something completely new to them though they have a bit of experience with modelling in photoshoots. Jane though has participated in pageants including Miss Asia World 2016 where she won the Miss Friendship Award.
As brand ambassadors, Jane and Margaret would like to inspire the community by being role models, and representing multicultural acceptance through their multicultural background. They would also like to bring the community closer together to support one another. The two got involved with both Festivals of South Asia Inc. and Brides of Asia when Jane was asked by Brides of Asia Organiser Nowman Kareem, whether she would take on the role of a brand ambassador. She was honoured to have the chance to be part of this great opportunity. Margaret joined the team a little later, but due to her studies in the U.S. will only be involved during the American summer holidays when she is back home in Australia.