Ashleigh Seymour (Miss Teen Australia 2006) - 5th
Parramatta Eels Cheerleader to Miss Teen Australia!
come from a family of three sisters, mum and dad,
and have lived in Australia all my life. My father's
background is Australian, and my mother is from Wales,
with her parents originating from England and the
Isle of Man. I have always lived in the western suburbs
of Sydney and was born in
you have any idea you might possibly win Miss Teen
had absolutely no idea! When they called my name out,
I just froze and thought "did I just hear my
name!" it was just so unexpected. I entered the
comp for a bit of fun, and was even shocked to make
the nationals! Every girl goes there with the hope
of coming away with the crown, but I never
thought that that dream would become a reality!
other young ladies do you feel did well out of Miss
think that every girl that entered the comp came away
with a sense of accomplishment and experience and
left in a positive manner. The competition was very
encouraging of all the girls and I heard so many of
them say that they would be returning next year to
compete. I felt that even the girls with a lot of
experience left the competition with a sound definition
of what it is like to be part of such a friendly and
warm team of girls and crew, as well as learning how
to appropriately present themselves to the public.
In that way I would like to say that all of us girls
came away with
a lot of knowledge, but I think that the girls who
came runner up and second runner up in the nationals
learnt a lot and did very well out of miss teen. Madeline
was only 15 years of age and came away with the runner
up prize, so I think she stepped up and showed talent
in the competition that exceeded her years.
cheerleading a good background to boost confidence
for the modeling business?
I say no more than Jennifer Hawkins??? Without the
cheerleading, I don't think that I would ever have
gotten to even know about this business, let alone
have the confidence to stand up in front of a room
full of people and perform. Cheerleading gave me a
huge step up in the sense that it gave me the confidence,
but also gave me the opportunity to enter a competition
like this one.
did you get a start with the cheer squad with the
I was 15, I was dancing at a studio, but found it
very "catty" and was picked on quite a bit
by a few other girls in the school. I hated turning
up to class, and although I loved to dance, I felt
that I had to give it up because of this. I was so
upset I had to iv it away, so my dad looked into
cheerleading as I was born into a Parramatta Eels
find that I look up to people who stand up for themselves
and I gain inspiration from people who are creative
in what they do. Going into a teaching profession,
I am always looking for different and creative ways
to get the information across to students, and when
I see other people encouraging kids to learn and live
healthy and active lifestyles, I am inspired to do
the same in my own teaching.
sports are you best at?
m a member of the Glenbrook/Cheltenham Physical Culture
Club and this year competed in the national finals
at the Sydney Opera house, and have also been a national
place getter during my 16 years of Physie. I have
just been asked to teach the pre-schoolers class at
Glenbrook, so if you know any little girls aged between
2 and 4 years you know where to send them! One of
my teachers Sally Lamplough won the Grand Champion
Award at the nationals this year, and she is a great
Physie girl, so Glenbrook is a great club! I also
love playing a game of any sport whether it is soccer,
footy, basketball, or netball even if I really am
not that good at it! I made it to the NASSA level
every year since year 7 at school for swimming and
we got to compete at the Homebush Aquatic Center which
was pretty fun!
are your biggest supporters and sponsors?
mum and dad. They are always there for me when I am
doing something and I love them. Also my grandmother
Daphne, she is an inspiration to me and I love her
too. How could I write this and not mention my uncle
who is my godfather and my uncle David who rang me
up pretending to be Santa one year. They are both
great friends and the best uncles!!! And lastly my
sisters Jenna and Tayla, and also my boyfriend Ben.
They are so good to me and put up with a lot!
good rhythm come naturally to you, or did you need
to work on it?
have done Physie since the age of two, and I think
that Physie is a provider of rhythm, posture, discipline,
dance ability, and fun! Growing up with something
makes it easier to grasp hold of, so rhythm has never
really been something that I needed to work on or
did you get your great looks from?... Mum or dad?
ha! Well my dad's work colleagues always tease him
and say "your wife must be stunning for you to
have daughters like that!" so I think that's
a pretty good indication that we get our looks from
mum! But more seriously, I think I look a lot like
both of my parents and possess qualities of both.
other hobbies do you have, other than dancing?
love going to the footy especially to watch the mighty
Parramatta Eels! I also love teaching. I currently
teach at Mary Mackillop Primary School in South Penrith
where I teach dancing, Penrith Anglican College where
I teach a variety of sports, and also at Emu Plains
after school care facility where I teach the children
cheerleading and dance. I really get a lot out of
teaching, it is my passion.
you get asked out on dates much, especially now that
your Miss Teen?
not really! I think that because I have been going
out with my boyfriend for 4 years now, most people
know that we are together, and because we always do
things mutually, people usually back off because he
is a big bloke!
career aspirations do you have?
am currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching and a
Bachelor of Arts at the Australian Catholic University
in Strathfield, and with all my other teaching experience,
I am aspiring to become a successful high school teacher.
are your favourite labels?
honestly don't even look at labels! But if I quickly
look through my wardrobe, I can see a fair bit of
Billabong and Roxy clothes
but really it doesn't
statistics / sizes etc?
Eye colour: Brown
Hair colour: dark brown
Shoe size: 8.5
Clothes size: 8-10
from a dancing background, I think I can handle any
sort of music put out there and appreciate it. The
only thing I can't stand is heavy metal and all the
media coverage have you attracted to date?
becoming Miss Teen Australia, I have been given a
radio interview with Kick FM 87.6 which is the local
Penrith Radio station, newspaper shoots and stories,
and am hoping to go on T.V. my dream is to go on Dancing
With the Stars on Channel Seven! That would be the
would you like to travel to?
would love to go to Europe toe places like Italy and
the Greek Islands. With Miss Teen I won a trip to
Hawaii, so that will be beautiful! But before I do
any of that, I want to travel the whole of Australia.
We have the best country!
can twist my tongue around and it flips over
is that a hidden talent?
note: this young lady is going places. If last years
winner of Miss Teen Australia, Lauryn Eagle is any
indication, Ashleigh Seymore has a bright future ahead
of her. What a great example for the youth of Australia.