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:: Spotlight :: Western Australian beauty wins 2005 Australian Swimwear Model of the Year

By: Carmine Pascuzzi - photos by Ata Tafei

21-yr-old brunette Hollie Bowerman of Kingsley, Western Australia won the prestigious title of 2005 Ralph Australian Swimwear Model of the Year. In front of a massive 3000+ crowd in Surfers Paradise, Hollie won the dream of a lifetime. Hollie takes home $15,000 in cash and prizes plus an 18-month contract with Ralph Magazine!

After winning Hollie said, “I thought I may win Miss Personality but when the winner was announced I knew I was out of the running. I’m totally shocked and can‘t believe it."

Hollie enjoys dancing, swimming and horseriding. She is an energetic & bubbly girl with a positive outlook on life. Hollie won the ‘Face of Perth’ and wishes to pursue her career in modelling. She represents The CLINK Nightclub. She has dived with sharks and swum amongst the dolphins. Her ideal man is a good all-rounder and is down to earth.

The list of award winners on the night were:

Winner - HOLLIE BOWERMAN, The Clink, Fremantle, WA
1st Runner Up - JOANNA LESKIEWICZ, Adrenalin, Brisbane, QLD
2nd Runner Up - BROOKE CROSS, Beachcomber, Toukley, NSW
Miss FUJI Photogenic - CARLY HANSON, Vibe, Rockingham, WA
Miss Personality - BROOKE McNAMARA, Nelson Bay RSL, Nelson Bay, NSW
Encouragement Award - LORNA ALI, Divers Tavern, Broome, WA

Hollie Bowerman's statistics:
Age: 21
Height : 167cm
Size: 8

Pictured (top to bottom):

1. Hollie Bowerman

2. Ist Runner-Up, Winner, 2nd Runner-Up

3. Hollie Bowerman