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SWAPPING her scrubs for a sash and some styling, Allie Emmerton is overjoyed to be the face of Gayndah as 2018’s Miss Showgirl.
The 21-year-old veterinary nursing student was awarded the title at Gayndah Show Society’s high tea event on Saturday.
“I seem to be good at overdressing so I’m happy there’s an occasion where I’m encouraged to do so,” she said.
Miss Emmerton pushed her apprehension aside after the 104th Annual Gayndah Show was set to go ahead without a showgirl due to lack of entrants.
“I realise now that there was nothing to be nervous about. It’s a confidence builder and I look forward to meeting lots of people outside my circle,” she said.
Awarded runner-up, Chloe Blee also came forward in a show of support for Gayndah’s well-loved Showgirl tradition.
“Both girls were really capable of the title so I was excited when I heard from them,” Showgirl co-ordinator Stacey Duncan said.
The 14-17 years Showgirl was awarded to Madelyn Scanlan with Georgia Laidler as runner-up.
Shelby Rowles was titled Junior Showgirl with Sabrina Wager a close second.
The Rural Ambassador will be awarded on April 14.
SHOW TIME: Gayndah Miss Showgirl 2018 Allie Emmerton was sashed by Miss Showgirl 2017 Danyelle Young alongside runner-up Chloe Blee.