Tijana Bundalo (photo) has been digging trenches, placing wall frames and preparing floors for concrete since she was 15.

Tijana Bundalo has been digging trenches, hanging up wall frames and preparing floors for concrete since she was fifteen.

The now qualified carpenter, now 21, from Wollongong, works for her family company Bundalo Developments and spends her days at work locations surrounded by men.

And while there isn't much room here for tiara's and tulle in a workplace, it hasn't stopped her from securing the coveted position as the New South Wales state finalist in the Miss World Australia election. set.

Tijana Bundalo (photo) has been digging trenches, placing wall frames and preparing floors for concrete since she was 15.

Tijana Bundalo (photo) has been digging trenches, placing wall frames and preparing floors for concrete since she was 15.

With a shimmering cocktail and then an evening dress, Tijana entered the competition at the Star Casino in Sydney on Sunday.

With a shimmering cocktail and then an evening dress, Tijana entered the competition at the Star Casino in Sydney on Sunday.

With a shimmering cocktail and then an evening dress, Tijana entered the competition at the Star Casino in Sydney on Sunday.

Tijana completed her TAFE accreditation in a classroom full of young men.

& # 39; There could be 90 boys in the workshop and I was the only one who found it a bit uncomfortable. But I soon realized they were there for the same reason that I, & she said to FEMAIL.

She started as a carpenter and was intimidated by her environment, but she could always count on her family for support.

& # 39; Initially it was frightening, but you really get to know the people working on the project … and they see me just like everyone else, & # 39; said Tijana.

The beautiful brunette recently lasted a few weeks away from the tools and the construction site to attend the state final for the beauty contest.

As a qualified carpenter at Bundalo Developments, a family business, she has worked regularly at work locations surrounded by men (Tijana is shown in orange)

As a qualified carpenter at Bundalo Developments, a family business, she has worked regularly at work locations surrounded by men (Tijana is shown in orange)

As a qualified carpenter at Bundalo Developments, a family business, she has worked regularly at work locations surrounded by men (Tijana is shown in orange)

Tijana, shown in orange, works on job sites around NSW and the Wollongong region

Tijana, shown in orange, works on job sites around NSW and the Wollongong region

She went to Tafe to get her accreditation

She went to Tafe to get her accreditation

Her usual work days for wearing fluorescent orange stand still for a while as she explores the world of modeling, something she & # 39; normally would never do & # 39 ;.

With a shimmering cocktail and an evening dress, Tijana entered the competition at the Star Casino in Sydney on Sunday, July 7.

& # 39; I hit that point where I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I thought I needed a little more challenge, & she said.

& # 39; Public speaking has always been my downfall and I wanted to build my self-confidence, but I wasn't sure I would make it. & # 39;

Her usual work days for wearing fluorescent orange stand still for a while as she explores the world of modeling, something she & # 39; normally would never do & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I've always been very hands-on. I want to build my future. My grandfather is so proud every time he sees me working, & she said.

There is not much room here for tiaras and tulle in the field, but 21-year-old Wollongong has managed to secure the coveted position of New South Wales finalist in the Miss World Australia election.

There is not much room here for tiaras and tulle in the field, but 21-year-old Wollongong has managed to secure the coveted position of New South Wales finalist in the Miss World Australia election.

There is not much room here for tiaras and tulle in the field, but 21-year-old Wollongong has managed to secure the coveted position of New South Wales finalist in the Miss World Australia election.

She was the best fundraiser for the competition and raised more than $ 25,000, the most national of a total of 157 participants

She was the best fundraiser for the competition and raised more than $ 25,000, the most national of a total of 157 participants

Although this does not dictate how you will perform later in the election, it was a rewarding personal experience for Tijana

Although this does not dictate how you will perform later in the election, it was a rewarding personal experience for Tijana

As part of her election planning, the girls were asked to raise funds for the charity organization Variety, with the 21-year-old hostess who organized two dinners for the case in June

According to the company's website, she works in the & # 39; innovation division & # 39 ;, bringing the strategy discussions to taste through training and safety & # 39;

According to the company's website, she works in the & # 39; innovation division & # 39 ;, bringing the strategy discussions to taste through training and safety & # 39;

According to the company's website, she works in the & # 39; innovation division & # 39 ;, bringing the strategy discussions to taste through training and safety & # 39;

According to the company's website, she works in the & # 39; innovation division & # 39 ;, smothering strategy discussions through training and safety & # 39 ;.

As part of her election assignments, the girls were asked to raise funds for the charity organization Variety, with the 21-year-old hostess who organized two dinners for the case in June.

She was the best fundraiser for the competition and raised more than $ 25,000, the most national of a total of 157 participants.

Although this does not dictate how you will perform later in the election, it was a rewarding personal experience for Tijana.

Now the tradition - which spends its downtime on training at Definition Fitness gym - will head to the Gold Coast for the national final on July 19.

Now the tradition - which spends its downtime on training at Definition Fitness gym - will head to the Gold Coast for the national final on July 19.

Now the tradition – which spends its downtime on training at Definition Fitness gym – will head to the Gold Coast for the national final on July 19.

& # 39; Initially it was frightening, but you really get to know the people working on the project ... and they see me just like everyone else, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; Initially it was frightening, but you really get to know the people working on the project ... and they see me just like everyone else, & # 39; she said.

Her family attended the NSW final to celebrate the enthusiasm of their daughter

Her family attended the NSW final to celebrate the enthusiasm of their daughter

She started as a carpenter and was intimidated by her environment, but could count on her family for support

Now the tradition – which spends its downtime on training at Definition Fitness gym – will head for the Gold Coast on July 19 for the national final.

& # 39; I have my dress and can't wait to see the other four girls. I think it looks a bit like Miss Congeniality, & she said.

The woman who received the 2019 crown will represent Australia at the global Miss World final in Thailand in December.

Although it would be an honor to win, Tijana still has big plans to become a developer when she is older.

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