Miss Showgirl has a lasting love for country living
MT PERRY’S Miss Showgirl is Rochelle Brooks, whose love of country living is deep.
“I like seeing all the artworks in the pavilion, seeing all the cattle that people bring in and definitely the horse events,” Ms Brooks said.
“I entered when I was in school by putting photography shots in.”
Show-goers build a great atmosphere for the event with their willingness to chat, she said.
While Ms Brooks moved with her family to a local cattle property about seven years ago, she now works at San Churro Chocolateria, Maroochydore, while studying information technology part-time.
She travels back home at least once a month, and was excited to be this year’s Mt Perry Show ambassador.
Ms Brooks will be officially sashed as Miss Showgirl at 10am on April 18, ahead of presenting trophies and ribbons to winners at the show.
In July, Ms Brooks will represent the Burnett Sub-Chamber at the Ekka for the title of Queensland Miss Showgirl.
Current title-holder Sophie Hughes, of Teebar, said visiting agricultural shows across Queensland had been an eye-opener.
“Each area is presented differently, though each has a similar outcome,” Ms Hughes said.
“Being Queensland Miss Showgirl has boosted my confidence.
“I was the first from Teebar, and the Ekka was a bit daunting.”
Rochelle Brooks I like seeing all the artworks in the pavilion (and) the cattle