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Emma Louw You might think that all Miss La Rochelle consists of, is a fashion show where the most beautiful Larries are chosen to parade down a catwalk while everyone else gazes on in wonder. If this were the case you would probably think it is a shallow and thoughtless competition. I know I would. However, it is not so. Let me educate you on the real reason for Miss La Rochelle‌ For those of you who are unaware, Miss La Rochelle is an annual project undertaken by our school. Its aim is to elect a Larrie ambassador, whose job it will be to represent La Rochelle in different ways throughout the year. This Larrie will be crowned Miss La Rochelle and will have the tough, yet rewarding job, of coming up with and organising a project that will benefit the community in some way. In 2013, Jessica Reynolds was crowned Miss La Rochelle. She organised two

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concerts and raised R31 000 for 8-year-old Anette Barkhuizen who is paralysed in her lower body and who also suffers from Waardenburg Syndrome which caused her deafness in her left ear. Anette received an aqualift, an electric table as well as a bigger wheelchair. This is but one example of the many projects that have been arranged by the Miss La Rochelle finalists over the past few years of its existence. I am also not going to pretend that beauty does not play a role in Miss La Rochelle, because it most certainly does. As teenagers style, appearance and beauty play a major role in our lives. We are interested in the latest fashion trends. What to, and what not to wear, how to carry ourselves, how to put on make-up, as well as how to be ourselves confidently. Miss La Rochelle promotes all of the above! Besides the obvious

(above-mentioned) positive elements of Miss La Rochelle, there are many more, less obvious ones. Miss La Rochelle serves as a fundraiser for our school, which in the end helps to make life as a Larrie more enjoyable. Importantly, Miss La Rochelle is also an exciting social event that most Larries look forward to. It is an opportunity for us to dress up in our highest heels and wear our newest dresses which we don’t often get to flaunt. During my time as a Larrie, I have been to every Miss La Rochelle, and I can assure you, I have never been disappointed. I think it is a meaningful competition that is loads of fun. As long as we remember the real reason behind the glamour and the spotlight, I am sure that Miss La Rochelle will continue to be a success!

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