Hairy models hit the catwalk
Isis men to dress up and show ‘talents’ in beauty pageant to help kindy raise funds
LOCAL men are swapping their boots for high heels in an effort to raise funds for the Isis Community Pre-school and Kindergarten.
From football players to farmers, 11 brave men have shed their dignity to take up the challenge of the Miss Isis 2014 Hairy Beauties Pageant.
Entrants will make their catwalk debut on the weekend at Isis Cultural Centre, where they will strut their stuff in front of a panel of judges, in an event that promises plenty of laughs.
The rather hairy “ladies” will show off their evening and leisurewear, as well as display “talents”, which range from beer chugging to singing and dancing.
Fundraising co-ordinator Sandra Lyons said the event was geared towards making as much money as possible, as well as giving the community a fun, light-hearted night out.
“We wanted something totally fresh and big, just one gigantic fundraiser of the year,” Mrs Lyons said.“It evolved from talking about doing a Full Monty strip, which we felt was a bit risqué for the kindy and the beauty pageant evolved from there.”
Mrs Lyons said the independently operated kindy was heavily reliant on funds to stay afloat.
“It’s essential that we do fundraise because it pays salaries, and we have insurance costs and things like that to pay for,” she said.
The kindy is considering relocating to cater for the growing needs of the community, but Mrs Lyons said that would not happen overnight.
“It won’t happen this year but it all takes a lot of money. We need to plan for the future,” she said.
“We’re completely booked for places this year, we just need a bigger, more modern facility.”
Mrs Lyons said the event would provide some desperately needed comic relief to the community, particularly farmers who had been doing it tough.
“With all the drought we’ve been through, and the electricity bills, (it) has left us feeling a bit depressed,” she said.
“It will be a great night out whether you’re affiliated with the kindy or not.
“It’s something fun and everyone can have a laugh over.”
COMIC RELIEF: ‘Zena’ (Zac Dann) prepares a routine for the pageant.