Three girls vie for crown
SHOWTIME is around the corner and three Mundubbera girls are in the running to don the tiara.
Chantelle Wain, Jess Dobson and Stephanie Kotowski are vying to become the town’s showgirl.
They will be put through an interview process with three judges on Friday afternoon.
That night they will be presented as nominees at Banquet in the Burnett and a winner and runner-up will be announced during the evening’s celebrations.
Showgirl co-ordinator Gayle Pott has been involved in the competition for 15 years and encouraged everyone to come out in support of the showgirl competitors.
“It’s always an enjoyable night and it will be a scrumptious meal with a two course banquet,” Ms Pott said. “Make up a table of friends, get yourself glammed up and come along.”
Ms Pott said the showgirl competition was not a beauty contest, but was judged more on the girls’ personalties and involvement in the community.
“The aim of the competition is to find a girl most suited to represent the shows of our region in Brisbane at the Queensland Country Life Showgirl awards in August at the Ekka,” she said.
“Many local Mundubbera girls have entered and shared in the showgirl experience over the years.”
The showgirl awards first started in 1983 in Queensland, with about 660 entrants statewide, making it the largest competition of its type in the state.
The winning showgirl will go on to the Burnett Sub-chamber judging, potentially taking out the competition and heading to Brisbane for state judging.
Mundubbera Show Society has held a gala Show Ball over the years and changed it to a dinner and cabaret for the last 10 years, incorporating the Showgirl Competition during the evening. This year, the dinner will be held at the Mundubbera Show Pavilion on Friday, April 4, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The night includes dinner, bar, dancing and raffles and tickets cost $38 a person.