Meet The Emerging Queens Behind The Latest Issue Of StarCentral Kids: Miss Little, Junior, and Teen Earth Australia 2024

The Miss Little, Junior, and Teen Earth Australia pageant is a prestigious event brought to you by Stargazer Productions that celebrates the beauty and intelligence of young girls who are committed to environmental conservation and sustainability. This pageant is a platform for girls aged between 5 and 18 to showcase their talents, intelligence, and passion for the environment and inspire others to take action toward preserving the planet.

Contestants from different regions of Australia participate in the pageant and undergo a rigorous selection process to qualify for the finals. The contestants are judged on various criteria, including their environmental knowledge, communication skills, personality, and overall stage presence. The pageant promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle and encourages contestants to lead by example.

Throughout the competition, the girls participate in various rounds that test their environmental awareness and creativity. The pageant winners are crowned in three categories: Miss Little Earth Australia (5-9 years), Junior Miss Earth Australia (10-14 years), and Teen Miss Earth Australia (15-18 years). The winners are expected to serve as ambassadors for environmental awareness and sustainability and participate in various activities throughout their reign.

The Miss Little, Junior, and Teen Earth Australia pageant provides a unique opportunity for young girls to positively impact the environment and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. It serves as a reminder that anyone can make a difference, regardless of age or background, and that the planet’s future is in our hands.

Among the standout contestants for 2024 were Miss Little Earth representative Jennifer Condous-Thirlmire from NSW, Miss Junior Earth contestants Eisha Joy Hobson from Oakville, NSW, and Georgia Karpatsis from Leichardt, NSW, as well as Miss Teen Earth contestants Candice Tarrant from Gladesville, NSW, Maria Angela Tungol from Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, and Klara Cassandra Mallari from Midvale, WA.

After a riveting competition, the winners emerged triumphant. Jennifer Condous was crowned Miss Little Earth Australia, while Eisha Joy Hobson claimed the title of Miss Junior Earth Australia, and Candice Tarrant secured the coveted title of Miss Teen Earth Australia.

Disney+ Debuts Trailer For Lucasfilm’s New, Original Series “Star Wars: The Acolyte”

Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated original live-action series, “Star Wars: The Acolyte,” has made its debut with an exhilarating trailer and captivating key art, marking a significant milestone for fans eagerly awaiting its arrival. Set to premiere on June 5, exclusively on Disney+, the series will kick off with its first two episodes, promising an immersive journey into the depths of the Star Wars universe.

“Star Wars: The Acolyte” delves into a gripping narrative, as a renowned Jedi Master (portrayed by Lee Jung-jae) finds himself embroiled in an intense confrontation with a formidable adversary from his past, portrayed by Amandla Stenberg. With each revelation, the duo navigates through shadows of deception, uncovering sinister forces that challenge their perceptions of reality.

Featuring an ensemble cast including Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss, the series promises an enthralling blend of talent and storytelling prowess.

Helmed by creator Leslye Headland, in collaboration with executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef, alongside co-executive producers Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana, “Star Wars: The Acolyte” promises to push the boundaries of the Star Wars saga. The series boasts a diverse lineup of directors including Kogonada, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Hanelle Culpepper, each contributing their unique vision to the project.

Adding to the series’ allure is the masterful score by award-winning composer Michael Abels, renowned for his work on acclaimed films such as “Get Out” and “Us,” ensuring a captivating auditory experience for viewers immersed in the world of “Star Wars: The Acolyte.”

Get Ready to Feel: Inside Out 2 Drops Trailer Featuring New Teen Emotions and High School Adventures!

Disney and Pixar’s much-anticipated theatrical release, “Inside Out 2,” unveils an array of fresh content, featuring a new trailer, poster, and images. This installment introduces a set of Emotions tailored for the challenges of Riley’s teenage years, joining the familiar cast of Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith), Fear (voiced by Tony Hale), and Disgust (voiced by Liza Lapira).

Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, a dynamic newcomer set to shake things up in Riley’s mind and beyond. With boundless energy, Anxiety ensures Riley is meticulously prepared for any potential negative outcome.

Envy, voiced by Ayo Edebiri, may be diminutive but possesses a strong desire. Perpetually jealous of others’ possessions, Envy unabashedly pines for what she lacks.

Adèle Exarchopoulos voices Ennui, an emotionally detached character exuding teenage apathy. Bored and lethargic, Ennui contributes the perfect dose of indifference to Riley’s personality whenever the mood strikes.

Paul Walter Hauser voices Embarrassment, a character preferring to keep a low profile, a challenge for this burly figure with a conspicuous blush-pink complexion.

In addition to the Emotions, Kensington Tallman voices Riley Andersen, embarking on the journey of high school. Lilimar assumes the role of Valentina “Val” Ortiz, a revered high school hockey player. Returning to voice Riley’s parents are Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan. Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green and Grace Lu lend their voices to Riley’s best friends, while Yvette Nicole Brown voices Coach Roberts, overseeing a summer hockey camp. The extensive voice cast includes Sarayu Blue, Flea, Ron Funches, Dave Goelz, James Austin Johnson, Bobby Moynihan, Frank Oz, Paula Pell, Paula Poundstone, John Ratzenberger, Kendall Coyne Schofield, June Squibb, Kirk Thatcher, and Yong Yea.

Combat Wombat Returns: Back 2 Back Hits Australian Cinemas!

The dynamic Australian duo, Combat Wombat, and her loyal sidekick Sweetie are set to hit Australian cinemas on February 29, 2024, in the thrilling and entertaining big-screen escapade, Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back.

This vibrantly animated Australian creation boasts an impressive voice cast, featuring Deborah Mailman (The New Boy, 2067, The Sapphires, Bran Nue Dae) and Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Visit) as Maggie Diggins (aka Combat Wombat) and her trusty sidekick Sweetie. The ensemble also includes esteemed Australian actor David Wenham (Elvis, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Elizabeth Cullen (The Bureau of Magical Things, Bali 2002, Elvis), Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab to Darwin, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Sweet As), Dan Brumm (Bluey), and Grant Denyer (Daisy Quokka: World’s Scariest Animal).

Maggie Diggins, also known as Combat Wombat, finds herself grappling with the mundane tasks of everyday life, such as unclogging drains, as the crime rate in Sanctuary City hits an all-time low. However, when the nefarious tech genius Lenny Glick poses a threat to trap the entire city in a ‘perfect’ metaverse simulation, Combat Wombat and Sweetie must join forces to save the day.

Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back serves as the sequel to the 2020 film Combat Wombat, part of the Tales from Sanctuary City animated film franchise, crafted by Australia’s female-led production company, Like A Photon Creative.

Little Trendsetters Shine: Kids Strut Their Stuff at Kings & Queens Fashion Exhibition!

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Fashionistas and trendsetters, get ready for an unmissable night of style and charisma at the upcoming Kings & Queens fashion exhibition! On December 17, the runway at Sir Stamford Circular Quay will transform into a spectacle of elegance, featuring the latest trends showcased by models and fashionistas alike. This joint celebration by MS Entertainment Network and StarCentral Media Group promises an unforgettable evening filled with high fashion, creativity, and the celebration of individual style.

Event Details:

  • Date: December 17
  • Location: Sir Stamford Circular Quay
  • Organizers: MS Entertainment Network, StarCentral Media Group

The Kings & Queens fashion show is set to be a showcase of the latest designs, where models will dazzle in emerging collections, setting the stage ablaze with their grace and style. This collaboration ensures a night filled with diversity, celebrating various styles and trends that cater to every taste.

Highlights of the Event:

  1. Fashion Extravaganza: Watch emerging models strut their stuff in the latest collections, igniting the stage with their grace and style.
  2. Celebration of Diversity: The event aims to spotlight the diversity in the fashion industry, presenting a range of styles and trends for every fashion aficionado.
  3. Joint Celebration: MS Entertainment Network and StarCentral Media Group unite forces to create an unparalleled fashion experience.

Get ready to meet the 2023 MS Entertainment Network Models as they take center stage at the 2023 Kings & Queens Fashion Exhibition. Don’t miss this chance to witness glamour in its truest form!

Introducing the Young Stars Showcasing Their Style at Kings & Queens Fashion Show:

Production Begins for ‘The Sloth Lane’: A Heartwarming Addition to the Beloved Tales From Sanctuary City Franchise

Like A Photon Creative, an Australian and female-owned production company, has announced the initiation of production for ‘The Sloth Lane.’ Partnering with Sola Media, they are set to bring another heartwarming installment to the adored Tales From Sanctuary City series, presenting a story of self-discovery, family, and friendship.

Following the successful acquisition of international distribution rights for the next three animated feature films in the Sanctuary City franchise, Sola Media will be handling distribution while Like a Photon Creative takes charge of production.

An exceptional cast of actors is geared to breathe life into this latest Sanctuary City addition, boasting a mix of Australian and international talent. Leslie Jones, the famed stand-up comedian recognized for her roles in ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2,’ will voice the smart and ambitious cheetah, Dotti Pace. Teo Vergara and Olivia Vásquez are set to voice Laura, the lively sloth, and her mother Gabby, respectively, alongside an ensemble of talented voices contributing to the diverse characters within the storyline.

During the American Film Market (AFM), Sola Media plans to unveil preliminary materials to global buyers. Solveig Langeland, the Managing Director, expresses anticipation for international interest: “We look forward to introducing the endearing family of sloths. Their tale of adaptation to Sanctuary City’s fast-paced world with a slow food truck brings humor, emotions, and timely messages, prompting rapid interest from international buyers.”

Synopsis of ‘The Sloth Lane’:

This narrative follows the journey of Laura, a quick and spirited 12-year-old sloth, and her peculiar and wonderful sloth family. A storm devastates their family restaurant and home, compelling them to embark on an adventure to Sanctuary City in their worn-out food truck. With time-tested family recipes, their food truck gains immense success, drawing the attention of Dotti Pace, an entrepreneur with an eye for business.

However, when their prized recipe book is swindled, this unconventional sloth family is challenged to reclaim their cherished recipes. As their story unfolds, ‘The Sloth Lane’ serves as a heartwarming coming-of-age tale, blending emotions and action to emphasize the significance of savoring life’s delightful, humorous, and unforgettable moments.

The film will utilize detailed, handcrafted 3D art, ensuring a captivating portrayal of Laura and her family’s journey, intended to captivate global audiences.

Produced by Kristen Souvlis, Nadine Bates, and Ryan Greaves, the movie is directed by Tania Vincent and Ricard Cussó, with support from Screen Queensland’s PDV funding and financier Alceon Entertainment.

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Young Stars of ‘It’s Showtime’s ‘Isip Bata’ Present a Nostalgic Rendition of Classic Children’s Tunes

“It’s Showtime’s” “Isip Bata” kiddie panel Imogen Cantong, Argus Aspiras, Princess Kathryn “Kulot” Caponpon, Jaze Capili, and Lucas Landicho have released their rendition of various classic children tunes.

From the viral success of “Da Da Da” and “Mini Ms. U,” Imogen continues her stride as a young artist with her own version of Vhong Navarro and Makisig Morales’ “Dalandan Shake.” 

Argus also revived another Vhong Navarro hit with his rendition of “Totoy Bibbo,” which was both composed and produced by Christian Martinez. 

Meanwhile, Kulot brings a modern and youthful twist to Awra Briguela’s “Clap Clap Clap.” ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo and Star Pop label head Roque “Rox” Santos composed the track that reflects Kulot’s vibrant sound. 

Jaze also brings back the Vhong Navarro classic novelty song “Pamela” while Lucas encourages listeners to “Learn the 1-2-3” in his first single, which was written by Jonathan, Rox, and Annabelle Regalado-Borja.

These songs will be part of “Isip Bata: The album” that will have a total of 11 tracks, including “Ang Kulit,” “Chicken Dance,” Mag-exercise Tayo,” “Sayaw ni Vhong,” “Step 1,2,3,” and “The Teacher and the Pupils,” which will be released this Friday (October 20). 

Check out their songs by streaming it on ABS-CBN Music YouTube channel and on various music platforms. For more details, follow Star Music on FacebookTwitterInstagramTikTok, and YouTube.

A Totally Tubular Adventure with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Hey there, awesome pals! Guess what? I had the most epic weekend ever when I got to hang out with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Sydney. These four heroes in a half shell are totally my heroes, and I’m so excited to tell you all about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Experience that happened on September 2nd at Central Station Sydney’s Grand Concourse.

Into the TMNT Lair We Go!

So, get this: they made a super-duper underground lair just like the Turtles’ secret hideout. It was like stepping right into the TV show! I could practically hear their catchy theme song playing in my head as soon as I got there. The lair was so cool, with all the stuff from the Turtles’ adventures. I felt like I was part of the gang!

Yummy TMNT-Style Food

Oh boy, the food was incredible! Pizza Hut was there, serving up the most delicious pizzas, just like the ones the Turtles love. I gobbled up a slice faster than you can say “Cowabunga!” And when it was time for dessert, Gelatissimo had the tastiest ice cream ever. It was the perfect way to finish off my yummy TMNT meal.

Nostalgia and Fun Everywhere

The best part about the TMNT experience was that it was for everyone, big and little kids alike! They had old TVs playing the TMNT cartoons. I watched episodes I’d never seen before, and it was so cool! There was a training ground where us kids got to practice our ninja moves, just like the Turtles. I even tried skateboarding at their spot!

Remember those awesome arcade games? Well, they had them too! It was like stepping back in time when arcades were the coolest places ever. And guess what? They had a wall where we could write messages to the Turtles. I told them how much I love them and thanked them for being the best heroes ever.

In a Nutshell

So, my adventure with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a blast! It was like a dream come true. I felt like I was part of their world, and I can’t wait to see their new movie. Whether you’re a super fan like me or just want to have an amazing time, keep an eye out for events like this. The Turtles showed me that being different is totally awesome, and I’ll always remember that. Until next time, Turtle Power! 🐢🍕💥

Discover the Phenomenal Talent: “The Voice Kids” Reveals the Top Nine Young Artists

The competition among young artists is getting intense as coaches KZ, Bamboo, and Martin have secured their top three contenders for the live semi-finals this weekend in “The Voice Kids.” 

During the Sing-offs, which concluded on Sunday (May 7), coach KZ picked young artists Xai Martinez, Leira Raynes, and Marc Antillion. 

Coach Bamboo’s Kamp Kawayan has an all-girl group with Princess Canete, Sab Paica, and Shane Bernabe, moving one step closer in the competition. rdd

Meanwhile, coach Martin chose Giuliana Chioing, Patricia delos Santos, and Rai Fernandez as MarTeam’s representatives in the live semi-finals.  

Starting this Saturday (May 13), the public will be given the power to pick the final three who will move on to the grand finals.  

To vote, create an account via “The Voice Kids” strictly implements a one (1) vote per team, per account rule.  

Who will leave and who will stay for the grand finals? Find out in “The Voice Kids” only on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC (weekends at 7 pm) and TV5 (Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 9 pm). 

Rocking The Runway: 5 Catwalk Modelling Tips For Kids

Fashion has always been an expression of personality and style, and even kids these days are taking a keen interest in fashion. The runway is a place where fashion enthusiasts get to witness new fashion trends and styles. If your kid is into fashion, here are some tips to help them prepare for the runway:

Comfort is key

The first and foremost rule is to keep your kid comfortable. Comfortable clothes ensure your kid is confident and can walk on the runway without discomfort. Loose-fitting clothes and shoes that are not too tight or too high will ensure that your kid is comfortable throughout the show. Kids should also practice walking in their clothes and shoes before the show to avoid mishaps on the runway.

Practice, practice, practice

Practice makes perfect, and the same applies to walking on the runway. Kids should practice walking in their clothes and shoes to get used to the feel and to build confidence. Parents can help their kids practice by setting up a makeshift runway in the house and practicing with them. Walking confidently, maintaining good posture, and smiling will make your kid stand out on the runway.

Keep it simple

Kids are naturally cute and do not need many accessories to look good on the runway. Simple clothes with minimal accessories will make your kid stand out on the runway. Overdressing your kid can take the focus away from their cute and natural appearance. It’s best to let the clothes speak for themselves and let your kid’s natural charm shine through.

Good grooming

Good grooming is essential when it comes to walking on the runway. Kids should be well-groomed, with neat hair, clean nails, and clean clothes. A good grooming routine ensures your kid looks good and feels confident on the runway.

Confidence is key

The most crucial tip for walking on the runway is to be confident. Confidence is the key to making a lasting impression on the audience. Kids should walk with their heads held high, maintain good posture, and smile throughout the show. A confident walk will make your kid look comfortable and confident on the runway.

In conclusion, walking on the runway can be daunting for kids, but with the right preparation, they can be confident and comfortable on the runway. Comfortable clothes, practice, simplicity, good grooming, and confidence are the five tips that will make your kid stand out on the runway. Parents should also remember that the runway is a place to have fun and express oneself, so let your kid’s natural charm shine through and enjoy the experience.

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