Miss Show­girl has a last­ing love for coun­try living

Central and North Burnett Times - - MOUNT PERRY SHOW - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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

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