For young and old

Central and North Burnett Times - - MONTO SHOW 2014 -

THE jump­ing cas­tle is not what you would ex­pect Miss Show­girl Tay­lor Laney to be most look­ing for­ward to at this year’s Monto Show.

But be­cause the new aunt might have more than one child in tow, she will be look­ing for some ex­cite­ment for them, as she car­ries out her Miss Show­girl du­ties to­mor­row.

“I can’t wait to see my 11-month-old nephew Hunter go on the jump­ing cas­tle,” Ms Laney said. “He will be so ex­cited. “I also have a lit­tle three-month-old brother Ro­nan, and I think the two of them will re­ally like feed­ing the cute an­i­mals at the pet­ting zoo.”

This glam­orous 18-year-old is a new­comer to the coun­try show scene.

Al­though she went to pre-school in Monto, Ms Laney at­tended Rock­hamp­ton Girls Gram­mar for most of high school and only moved back to Monto in 2013.

“Last year was my first Monto Show in a very long time,” she said.

“See­ing the cow­boys at the rodeo was one of my favourite parts.”

Al­though Ms Laney has lived “all over” re­gional Queens­land, she doesn’t de­scribe her­self a coun­try girl.

She wants to be a beauty ther­a­pist and own a beauty sa­lon.

“I would like to be on top, to be able to call the shots,” Ms Laney said.

The role as Monto Miss Show­girl will give her the ex­cited about any­thing in my life.”

But Tay­lor’s mum, Kirsten Laney, has al­ways been sup­port­ive of the young trend­set­ter.

“I won Fash­ions on the Field at the Monto races this year, and Mum helped me with all my ac­ces­sories,” Ms Laney said. op­por­tu­nity to de­velop lead­er­ship skills.

She has re­cently taken one of the most dif­fi­cult steps on the path to­wards in­de­pen­dence.

“I have got a house and I’m mov­ing out on my own this weekend,” Ms Laney said.

“I’ve never been so

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

AGE NO BAR­RIER: Tay­lor Laney is ex­cited to see Hunter en­joy his first show.

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