Tay­lor is Monto’s Show­girl

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

MONTO’S newly crowned Miss Show­girl, Tay­lor Laney, is a young woman with a plan.

She hopes to own a beauty sa­lon, but isn’t get­ting ahead of her­self with plans to com­plete a TAFE course in ad­min­is­tra­tion and get work with the Glad­stone Port Author­ity.

The 18-year-old said the lo­cal Miss Show­girl quest had boosted her con­fi­dence and given her the op­por­tu­nity to meet new people.

Tay­lor grew up in Builyan and at­tended Monto schools.

Her ear­li­est mem­o­ries of the Monto Show in­cluded en­ter­ing her pri­mary school art­work, and her most re­cent mem­ory was the thrill of watch­ing last year’s Monster Trucks dis­play.

“But ac­tu­ally this will be my first year in­volved in the show,” she said.

She is an­tic­i­pat­ing sash­ing win­ners, par­tic­i­pat­ing in this year’s main pa­rade, watch­ing the evening rodeo and en­joy­ing her role as am­bas­sador for the com­mu­nity.

Last year’s win­ner Donna Baker, also Miss Show­girl Queens­land 2013, pre­sented the win­ners on the weekend.

Shannon Kerle was Miss Per­son­al­ity and Cassie Dorries was pre­sented as this year’s run­ner-up.

Dot Hamil­ton, one of the Monto Miss Show­girl

judges, said Tay­lor had the qual­i­ties re­quired for the quest –knowl­edge of the coun­try ar­eas, an in­ter­est in shows, and an abil­ity to ex­press her opin­ions.

Ms Hamil­ton de­scribed the three en­trants as “high cal­i­bre and very dig­ni­fied”.

“I think they’ll go a long way. They know where they want to go in life and have their two feet on the ground,” Ms Hamil­ton said.

SHOW­GIRLS: From left, Donna Baker (Miss Show­girl Queens­land 2013), Tay­lor Laney (Miss Show­girl), Shannon Kerle (Miss Per­son­al­ity), Cassie Dorries (Run­ner Up).

Tina Wil­son and Al­li­son Chelling­worth sit back and re­lax at Satur­day's night's gala.

Liz and Greg Vi­cary en­joyed them­selves at the Biggen­den gala night.

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