Hairy mod­els hit the cat­walk

Isis men to dress up and show ‘tal­ents’ in beauty pageant to help kindy raise funds

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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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

COMIC RE­LIEF: ‘Zena’ (Zac Dann) pre­pares a rou­tine for the pageant.

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