OUR very own Queen Elsa will grace the runway at today’s grand final for the Townsville Fashion Festival’s ‘The Look’ competition.
The stunning Jessica Navin, with her ice blue eyes, porcelain skin and long blonde hair, will be one of 10 finalists to sashay down the catwalk from midday — with the winner set to become the face of the festival.
However the 21-year-old model-hopeful already holds the title of the city’s best Elsa look-alike, she’s known around town for bringing unbelievable joy to young Frozen fans appearing at birthday parties as the Disney character after launching her business Enchanted Princess Appearances.
“I started braiding my long hair to the side last year and people would come up to me in the street to say ‘Hey do you know you look like Elsa from Frozen?’,” she said.
From there it snowballed after the former Pimlico State High School student, who also works part time at Juliettes while studying primary education, bought a $350 Elsa dress from a Chinese website and incorporated face painting, story telling, dancing and singing Let It Go into her appearances.
“The joy I bring to little kids faces, that’s why I do it. They’re so innocent and it’s so rewarding to make them feel like they’re in a fantasy world where Elsa has just popped out of the TV,” Jessica said.
“I’ve watched the movie a few times because of all the questions the kids ask — they want to know if I can show them my magic ice powers, but I just tell them Townsville is a bit too hot for that and they believe me, which is so cute.”However nothing prepared Jessica for appearing as Elsa alongside Santa Claus in Flinders St at Townsville City Council’s 2016 Christmas event “Sparkle in the City” — she had hundreds of kids and their parents lining up to meet her and get a photo.