Miss World Australia chooses Higer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Contestants of the Miss World Australia pageant are familiar only with the highest calibre of products and services. Their transport is no different as they were taken to the crowning gala event in a brand new Higer bus.

The young women made the 300km return trip from Sydney Airport to the Hunter Valley in a prestigious Higer H8200 Ryder, which is equipped with top-of-the-line air-conditioning, prestige seats and airbag suspension for the most comfortable ride.

Keeping the contestants safe was the highest priority and the Higer H8200 Ryder did not disappoint. With Wabco ABS front and rear disc brakes, traction control and seatbelts for all passengers, the contestants were in the safest of hands ahead of their big day.

"The bus was so comfortable! It was a long drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and we were expected to look our best and be ready for competition when we arrived. It was great to be able to do what we needed to on the way. Some of the girls rested all the way up there and some prepared for their presentations," Miss World Australia winner, Courtney Thorpe said.

Miss World Australia is the country's leading pageant showcasing young women who exemplify beauty, talent, intelligence and compassion. But it's more than just a beauty pageant, entrants are put through rigorous fitness tests, they must present a talent and perform well in an on-camera interview during which their world views and philanthropic side are on display.

When Higer's CEO, Neil Bamford was approached by the pageant organisers to support the event; he was keen to contribute to an event that has raised more than $300,000 for a number of children's and regional indigenous charities since 2011.

"I am proud to put Higer's support behind Miss World Australia. The program showcases each contestant's unique character. By placing an emphasis on strength and empowerment, the program encourages women to embrace their unique talents and develop their self-confidence," Neil said.

Higer has a long history of supporting charity events that help deliver tangible benefits back to the community. The most recent was in February 2014 when Higer provided one of their Higer H7170 Munros as a support vehicle for The Variety Cycle. 

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