After being crowned Ms. World 2018-19 in Seattle last year, Robbie Canner’s reign is coming to an end as she prepares to set off to the Bahamas on the August 8 to pass on her crown.
During her reign, Ms. Canner has proven that age really is just a number, from beating out beauties from 22 different countries aged 26 and up – to walking the prestigious New York Fashion Week in February as the world’s oldest model to grace the runway. “It is a one-up for the oldies and a one-up for Australia and hopefully something big will come out of this. Age is a state-of-mind rather than a life-defining figure,” says Ms. Canner. “I want to help other women celebrate and embrace being over 50. I am hoping to inspire women to stop paying attention to their age number, be fearless about making changes in their lives, and to celebrate their life experiences and knowledge.”
“I am busier than I have ever been throughout my career,” says Ms. Canner. “I have been modelling since I was 16-years-old and have done film and TV work too. Since I won Ms. World last year in Seattle, all these wonderful opportunities have come up and it’s because of my age. At 60 I have been featured in media and graced the covers in 50 odd countries around the world. Age is no barrier these days.”
Robyn started competing in pageants as a 57-year-old, after losing her son Scott, 22 to non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011. After Scott was diagnosed, Robyn began working with Tour de Cure to raise money for cancer research. Since 2007, Tour De Cure has raised more than $40 million dollars, funding 322 cancer projects, 24 significant cancer breakthroughs and helped to raise awareness of cancer prevention to more than 110,000 school children across Australia. Through Tour De Cure, she created the Scott Canner Young Investigator Grant to help fund the research of young Australian academics studying cancer.
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