Show­girl a coun­try girl

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Kather­ine Kokko­nen kather­ine.kokko­nen@cnbtimes.com.au

A TRUE coun­try girl won the heart of the Mun­dub­bera Miss Show­girl com­pe­ti­tion judges.

In a tight con­test, Chantelle Wain was cho­sen as Miss Show­girl with Stephanie Ko­towski awarded run­ner-up and Jess Dob­son was Miss Per­son­al­ity.

Ms Wain, 20, was sur­prised and proud to win the sash and hoped to use the po­si­tion as a plat­form to pro­mote fresh pro­duce and health eat­ing.

Raised in Mun­dub­bera and part-owner of a butcher shop, Ms Wain un­der­stands life on the land.

“I know the strug­gles that farm­ers go through from the day they plant the seed to the day that a mum is cut­ting it up on the plate,” she said.

“This has given my name a bit of a boost and it has given me more mo­ti­va­tion to put my goals into ac­tion, such as get­ting stalls up and run­ning about the im­por­tance of fresh food.”

Ms Wain will take on her du­ties at the Mun­dub­bera Show on May 9 and 10.

The du­ties will in­clude as­sist­ing with events, hand­ing out prizes and run­ning good old fash­ioned games like tug-of-war.

Show­girl co-or­di­na­tor Gayle Pott was happy 130 people at­tended the Ban­quet in the Bur­nett to have a good time and sup­port the girls.

“I’m very proud of all three girls and the judges had a hard job,” she said.

“This is a credit to them all. There was a great crowd with a great at­mos­phere and ev­ery­one was there to have a good time.”

Ms Pott said the com­pe­ti­tion would not have been able to go ahead with­out the strong sup­port of the com­mu­nity and businesses.

“So many people help to make the night what it is; there is the set­ting-up, or­gan­is­ing and then the clean­ing up,” she said.

PHOTO: KATHER­INE KOKKO­NEN

COUN­TRY GIRL: Mun­dub­bera Miss Show­girl Chantelle Wain hopes to pro­mote the im­por­tance of farm­ers and fresh food.

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