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Born in Lyell McEwin Hospital, located north of Adelaide, South Australia - in the year 2000, a northern suburbs country girl was to be my early childhood destiny. Being the eldest of 4, having extremely young parents was my version of normal. At 15 and 17, my father and mother knew I was on the way. 


And so, my life began!


My story begins in the humble town of Lewiston, South Australia. As the eldest of four children born to young parents, I quickly learned the importance of resilience and perseverance. But despite the challenges we faced, my grandparents were always there to support us, and their unwavering love and guidance gave me the strength to keep going.


Growing up in a blended culture - with Scottish, English, and Australian-Aboriginal roots - taught me the value of diversity and opened my eyes to the beauty of different perspectives. But it wasn't always easy. I remember the days of riding bikes in the sun and enjoying melting ice cream, but I also remember the fear and trauma of witnessing violence and street mayhem.


As the eldest daughter, I often felt the weight of responsibility on my shoulders. Watching my parents struggle with substance abuse and misuse was heartbreaking, but it also shaped my perspective and instilled in me a deep sense of empathy and understanding for those facing their battles.


Despite the challenges, I never lost sight of my dreams. Through hard work and determination, I became a storyteller for anomalies, social media consultant, a presenter, a speaker, and an executive producer. My mission is to use my platform to inspire others to persevere and overcome their obstacles, just as I have. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I hope my story has inspired you to trust in my character and join me on this journey towards a brighter future.

Taydam skiing
Taydam skiing


My educational journey has been a winding path that has taken me on many adventures. From the moment I was accepted into Marryatville High School, where music served as a form of personal healing, I knew that my passion for journalism would guide me towards an incredible future.


After completing high school, I spent time travelling around Europe and working as a waitress, soaking up new experiences and perspectives. When I returned home, I embarked on my university studies in journalism, film, and television. During my first year, I discovered my love for community radio and became a news writer and announcer. At the same time, I began presenting on social media, recognizing the power of digital platforms to share stories and connect with others.


As my skills and experience grew, I transitioned from community radio to commercial radio, where I worked as a promotional assistant. But my desire for independence and entrepreneurship never wavered. I knew that my true passion lay in empowering others to pursue their own dreams and passions. Through my journey, I have learned that anything is possible with hard work, determination, and a willingness to take risks.


I have been fortunate to receive recognition for my hard work and dedication, including the Chancellor's UniSA 30th Birthday Student Award for Entrepreneurship in 2020, Miss World South Australia in 2021, and The Young SA Woman Award for my work with The Adelaide Set in 2022.


In addition, my production company was recently nominated for the award for 'Best Film', further highlighting my commitment to excellence in all my endeavours. These awards serve as a testament to my passion for storytelling and my drive to make a positive impact in the world.

Taydam holding up her SA Wome's finalist award
A newspaper cut out about Taydam becoming Miss World Australia SA


I have had the honour of being featured in various media outlets throughout my career, including:


  • The Advertiser's article "Taydam set to take on the world" covered my journey as Miss World Australia.

  • SAFM/Triple M's radio segment with Bec, Cosi and Lehmo, where I talked about my experience as Miss World Australia.

  • An article in UniSA News titled "How a UniSA student became the Face of an Adelaide youth lifestyle platform".

  • A feature in SALIFE's November 2022 issue, where I had a 3-page spread.

  • Being named one of UniSA's Unstoppable People.

  • An article covering my plans to walk across Kangaroo Island as Miss World SA.

  • An article about my announcement that the Miss World Australia contest will feature a Ninja Warrior course.


These features and articles have helped me reach a wider audience and share my passion for storytelling, social media, and entrepreneurship.


  I am always growing.  

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