The lingerie model who dreams big

Victorious: Lingerie model Bec Ransom with her trophy. Picture: Dwayne Olsen.
Nanjing Night Net

Newcastle has a new champion–this timefor lingerie modelling.

New Lambton’s Bec Ransom won the International Lingerie Model of the Year title, having competed against girls from Australia and New Zealand.

The 34-year-old defeated much younger girls to take the crown.

She underwent a gruelling fitness regime to get herself in contention for the title.

“I trained hard,” she said, adding her regimen involvedCrossFit workouts, yoga, dance and boxing.

“I had to push it to the next level.”

Bec Ransom worked hard on her fitness to claim the lingerie title. Picture: Bruce McFarlane.

Gettingin the right frame of mind was another challenge.

“I’m a big believer in positive thinking and visualisation,” she said.

She believes in goal-setting and having dreams.

Part of her visualisation process was imagining herself in the Big Apple, which is on her bucket list.

“The end goal was to be in New York. That’s the kind of feeling I tried to focus on,” she said.

Her prize for winning the title was an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas next year, where she’ll do a runway show.

From there, she’ll head to New York–fulfilling her dream.

The inspirational character works incredibly hard.

She works full-time at health insurer nib, owns Core Espresso in Darby Street and has a four-year-old daughter.

“I’m a big believer in being stronger than your excuses,” she said.

When she was younger, she competed inmany modelling competitions.

She was crowned Miss Hawaiian Tropic Australia back in 2002.

She had the time of her life in those days, so she decided to compete again.

“I’m super busy, but I wanted to do something for me that I loved,” she said.

She claimed the lingerie title last Friday at Sin City Nightclub in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

“Hanging out with beautiful girls and having an amazing time–why would you not want to do that again?”, she said.

“The fact I could still do it, took me a bit by surprise.”

Flashing a winning smile for the cameras at Sin City. Picture: Dwayne Olsen.

After the win, she had “a couple of Espresso Martinis” to celebrate.

This was no surprise, given her love for coffee.

“I can’t function without it,” she said.

Good nutrition also helped.

“I’m all about clean eating,” she said, adding her cafe embraced this philosophy.

Bec had previously done a lot of swimsuit modelling.

Lingerie was something different.

“Lingerie can give women an amazing feeling and confidence boost. I love it,” she said.

The lingerie competition was inspired by Victoria’s Secret shows.

“The Victoria’s Secret models are the sexiest women in the whole world,” Bec said.

“Every girl dreams of being that.”

She thanked the Sydney Junction Hotel at Hamilton for hosting the competition’sNewcastle heatand supporting her bid for the title.

Girl PowerAn event titled the Newcastle Women’s Political Forum will be held on Wednesday, with several Hunter pollies toattend.

“So far Sharon Claydon, Sonia Hornery, Kate Washington and Jodie Harrison will be attending,” an event Facebook post said.

Topics reckons this is a timely event, considering the leader of the free world could soon be a woman.

Not only that, if Hillary Clinton takes the top job –she’ll save us all from one the most vile males to inhabit the planet.The event starts at 6pm at the Gallipoli Legion Club.