LILYANNA Cardamone will represent Victoria at the Miss of Australia national finals.
Lilyanna, 11, was one of hundreds of entries into the beauty pageant from around the country and said she was in disbelief she made the finals.
Competing in her first pageant, the grade six student will now begin preparing for the finals in October which require her to perfect multiple outfit changes she has picked based on her personality.
At the finals Lilyanna will lead with the message “all girls are beautiful and deserve love and respect”.
“I’m really excited about the finals and I’m thankful to have so much support from around the Goulburn Valley,” Lilyanna said.
“I believe it’s not about winning the title but showing all girls when you believe in yourself, anything is possible.”