Beauty with a purpose


Rana Yawary, pictured, will battle it out in Sydney for her place in a beauty pageant grand final this November. Rana, from South Yarra, has been chosen by the Australian International Pageants organisation to compete, and if successful will travel to the US next year. Finalists will be judged not just on beauty, but also their commitment to philanthropy, something close to her heart.

Rana, who describes herself as hard-working and compassionate hopes the judges will recognise these attributes in her.Her chosen charity is the Starlight foundation, which aims to brighten the lives of seriously ill children. As a paediatric dentist, Rana has seen the impact this organisation has had on the lives of children first-hand.

With the help of her Rotary club Rana has been raising money for Starlight as well as several other charities. If you would like to donate head to

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