Mollymook may be the home of a future Miss World contestant.
Melissa Holt, 18, has been chosen as one of the top 15 applicants to go through to the state finals of Miss World Australia 2020.
On Sunday, the preliminary competition for New South Wales contestants was held at Sir Stamford Circular Quay, Sydney.
The young women had to bring two dresses - a cocktail dress and an evening wear dress - for a runway in both.
Contestants were also asked to give a 30-second introduction to themselves before answering a Q&A. Ms Holt's question was, 'should people feel obliged to participate in voluntary and charity work under all circumstances'?
"I had a good answer, but I think you could tell I was bit nervous, but that's OK."
From a group of 27, Ms Holt was selected by a panel of judges to go through to the state finals of the prestigious event, held in Sydney, in April 2020. She said she was shocked to make the next stage because she entered to gain experience.
"There were a heap of girls there [who had been] doing it their whole lives and they were really confident. I didn't expect to get through, but I did and I was really surprised and happy."
Ms Holt is currently preparing for her HSC exams after graduating from Ulladulla High School. She said she was unsure about what she wanted to do after school, but took a shot at Miss World Australia to boost her confidence.
"I just thought it would be a bit of fun and a way to build up my confidence and maybe open up some more opportunities as I just graduated high school and I'm still not too sure what I want to do," she said.
She is also heavily involved with local dance groups, Milton Follies and Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club. Two years ago she performed as a dancer with the Milton Ulladulla Entertainers and has been part of all ages and junior shows with the Follies.
"They're all really supportive, even though, I'm a dancer, not a singer. They still support me in all of it and it's just really fun to be able to perform with all my friends."
Ms Holt will continue to raise funds for Variety Australia and the foundation NRL Cowboys House which helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from rural and remote areas access an education.