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About Miss Cosmo Australia 2024

Lydia Caisley is a 25 year old from Canberra, Australia.  Lydia was born in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom and has also lived in Washington D.C, USA before moving to Australia.

Lydia is a skilled rehabilitation physiotherapist who has been making a significant impact on patients' lives since earning her Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in 2021. Her extensive education has provided her with a robust foundation in human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.

 

Driven by a passion for helping others and a commitment to compassionate care, Lydia has been praised for assisting many individuals in recovering and regaining function after injuries, illnesses, disabilities, and surgeries. Lydia currently works in the neurological field and primarily provides rehabilitation to people who have suffered from strokes and other debilitating neurological conditions.

 

Lydia’s empathetic nature and expertise have enabled many people to restore their mobility, learn to walk again and regain independence.

"Be loud, take up space and be heard."

This quote resonates deeply with me, encapsulating the essence of my actions and movements. It is not merely a personal mantra but a call to action, especially for women worldwide. In a society where women's voices have historically been marginalised, the directive to "be loud, take up space and be heard" is a powerful affirmation of self-expression and confidence. It encourages women to speak up, challenge ingrained notions and  make an impact. By embodying the principles of this quote, I strive to inspire others to embrace their power and potential. In doing so, we can create a more equitable and inclusive world where everyone, regardless of gender, can thrive and be heard.

My Cosmo Mission

Lydia volunteers in her community as a womens youth and empowerment mentor.  Lydia’s role as a mentor includes guiding, supporting and empowering young women from minority groups who are facing life’s challenges. As a mentor, Lydia encourages her mentees to develop leadership and communication skills by encouraging them to use their voices and speak up for their needs and rights.  

 

Lydia's dedication to mentoring reflects her broader commitment to social justice and she hopes to leverage the Miss Cosmo platform to amplify her campaign beyond her local community. Her vision is to create a ripple effect of empowerment, where young women everywhere feel supported and capable of achieving their full potential.  

Fun Facts About Me

Lydia has travelled to 23 countries, an impressive feat that speaks to her adventurous spirit and open-mindedness. Lydia has also lived in three different countries  (UK, USA and Australia).  Her extensive travels have provided her with a wealth of experiences, exposing her to various cultures, traditions, and perspectives which are reflected in everything she does.

 

Lydia has been modelling since the age of 13 and has over a decade of experience in this industry.

Lydia has had 15 years of pre-professional classical ballet training and was accepted into Victorian College of the Arts to dance full time.  However, Lydia declined this offer as she decided to pursue a career in physiotherapy to help people regain function.

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