Miss Ink draws on support

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Madison Kelsey claims her win at Sullen Angels Perth.
Camera IconMadison Kelsey claims her win at Sullen Angels Perth. Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Gianna Rizzo Photography

Busselton alternative model Madison Kelsey is in the running to be named national winner of Sullen Angels and is asking for locals’ support.

The youth worker and body-positive advocate has had a stellar run on the pageant circuit.

Late last year, she won the national title of Miss Ink Australia 2018 and drew the highest score in the competition’s 10-year history.

The win follows other titles including runner-up at Girls of Ink Perth, winner of Miss Tattoo and Custom Culture Auckland and winner of Sullen Angels Perth 2018.

The national final for Sullen Angels is now under way and will be decided via online votes.

Kelsey hopes locals will see merit in her message and is urging them to vote for her.

“Growing up in a small town and being different can be rough ... but since I left school, I have been able to flourish and embrace all the things that made me different,” she said. “I want to be a positive role model.”

“I want to smash stereotypes and break down barriers for alternative people, for plus sized models and just try to create positive changes because it's not just about winning the title for me it is about using that platform to help others.”

Voting is via tattooexpo.com.au/miss_ink_ profiles/madison-kelsey-wa/.

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