SAMANTHA Olsen was overwhelmed and excited after she was announced Biggenden Showgirl 2015 on Saturday.
Along with Samantha, two other young women - Fiona Gethings (runner-up) and Cooper-Anne Fotheringham (Miss Personality) fronted the judges before being asked a number of questions by MC Robbie Radel.
Sponsored by the Biggenden Apex Club, the 19-year-old winner said Biggenden was such a beautiful place but it’s not well-known.
“It needs advertising,” she said.
Helping sash the winner, Queensland Miss Showgirl 2014 and Miss Teebar 2014 Sophie Hughes said her showgirl experience was an absolute whirlwind.
“To think that less than 12 months ago I was sitting exactly where all the girls are today, nervously waiting,” she said.
“It has been a wonderful experience.
“I’ve met so many fabulous and interesting people from all over Queensland and have loved every minute of it.”
Sophie said while some communities struggle to get entrants, it was just wonderful to see so many involved at Biggenden.
Biggenden Miss Showgirl 2014 Taliah Faint said she had gained more confidence during her year.
“I have also developed more of an appreciation of the show committee and its hard work,” she said.
Judge Kerry Dunn described the young women as “quality young Australians”. All three will be heavily involved with the Biggenden Show on May 16-17, presenting trophies and sashes, and selling raffle tickets.
MISS SHOWGIRL: Queensland Miss Showgirl 2014 Sophie Hughes, Biggenden Miss Showgirl winner Samantha Olsen, runner-up Fiona Gethings, Miss Personality Cooper-Anne Fotheringham and Biggenden Miss Showgirl 2014 Taliah Faint.