Justine competed in the state’s final in Adelaide, suffers a ‘lower leg deformity’ and was keen to be involved with the competition due to their ‘Beauty With a Purpose’ movement – a mission to benefit ‘the most vulnerable in our society.’
In addition, the stunning blonde is also smashing stereotypes and is on a mission to make the runway an accepting place for all women.
‘I want the catwalk to be a fair and inclusive place for everyone,’ she said.
Ms Clarke has been in a wheelchair for two years, but she has not yet opened up about the circumstances surrounding it.
When she spoke with The Advertsier, Ms Clarke said: ‘I don’t really want to go in to what happened but I want to be a role model and empower young women.’
‘For somebody in a wheelchair to be able to compete is a big thing. I really hope it sends a message that no matter what your race, size or disability – whatever makes you different – you are beautiful.’