Meet Rhonda Voo, Laura Purcell's benefactor, ambitious leader and alter ego. Advocate for the Arts, socialite and lover of big hair Rhonda has opened and curated group art exhibitions and brought sophistication to everyday festivals. She also entered the 2012 Beauty Pageant.
TITLE: Country Women's Association Beauty Pageant
What do you find beautiful?
Elizabeth Woods posed this question to hundreds of Hobartians in her search for delightful people and their ideas. The product of this search was a public event where eighteen of Hobart's most beautiful thinkers competed for the title of The Most Beautiful Person of 2011. The contestants reflected, recited, sang, danced, cooked and undressed for a packed house, to convince the judges that they were the most charming, sincere, awe-inspiring and provocative on the day.
Rhonda Voo (Laura Purcell) was contestant number 8. She performed Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem Fatima to a packed house and thunderous applause.
Laura Purcell was Dr Elizabeth Woods assistant in the lead up to the event/production.
Photographs of Rhonda Voo by Kevin Leong.