Benita Williams is an Indigenous model based in Port Douglas, Queensland. A proud Kuku Yalanji woman, Benita was approached by a model management agency in 2012 while she was shopping for jewellery in a local shopping centre.

After overcoming her shyness and nerves, Benita has gone on to appear in a range of amazing fashion events including the Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, the launch of Indigenous fashion label MAINIE, the Miss Universe Australia – QLD State Finals and many CIAF fashion performances.

Benita is now a freelance model and loves working with local talent, collaboratively bringing communities together to create and display their art and talents whether it be visual art, dance, fashion and singing. Most of all, Benita has a passion for showcasing Indigenous arts and culture.

Benita is one of Far North Queensland’s most recognised First Nations models, has participated in almost every CIAF Fashion Performance since 2015. This year see’s her play a different role. Listen to episode #93 to find out more!

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