Firefighter lights up for her latest quest

Part-time firefighter Becky Lamb has made the finals of Miss World Australia and is the first to admit her two jobs are dramatically different.

The 23-year-old from Newcastle, who has featured in campaigns for Bras N Things for the past three years, works for Fire and Rescue NSW, and knows how to focus on the job at hand.

"When I'm at the station, I'm a firefighter and when I'm on a shoot, I'm a model," she said.

"It's great to be pretty and done up for photo shoots but on the fire ground it doesn't matter what you look like. Every day is a new adventure and it never gets old."

The former St Philip's Christian College student, who is also a model for the 2012 Holden Racing Team, made the NSW finals of Miss Universe last year.

She entered Miss World Australia because she liked its community focus.

The competition asked contestants to raise money for remote Aboriginal communities and the finals will be held at Uluru, in the Northern Territory, from June 27 to June 30.

During the four-day beauty boot camp, the women will take part in fitness and talent events and a fund-raising project for disadvantaged people in the Lilla Aboriginal community at Kings Canyon.

Ms Lamb is the second Novocastrian to be named in the top 25 national finalists.

Taylah Marsh, 20, of Morpeth, will also compete next week.

Ms Marsh is studying communications at Newcastle University and works as a beautician.

Miss World is the longest-running international beauty pageant in the world and has launched the careers of international stars including Halle Berry, Aishwarya Rai and Michelle Yeoh.

Amy Edwards

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