Ti­tle win­ner was se­cretly con­fi­dent

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By JO McKEN­ZIE-McLEAN

It was third time lucky for Alexan­dra swim­suit con­test win­ner Shan­nan McKelvey. The 21-year-old wait­ress strut­ted across the cricket ground at Molyneux Park with con­fi­dence, show­ing off her 1960s pin-up-girl­look bikini. The Miss Alexan­dra com­pe­ti­tion was held for the first time in con­junc­tion with the 20:20 cricket match be­tween the Otago Volts and Auck­land Aces on Fri­day. The com­pe­ti­tion had pre­vi­ously been held at the Molyneux Aquatic Cen­tre. Miss McKelvey said she had pre­ferred the swim­ming pool venue but the cricket event had drawn more of a crowd. She had en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion sev­eral times mo­ti­vated not by the chance of win­ning, more for the fun fac­tor. ‘‘It is so much fun. You get a real adren­a­line rush . . . I was qui­etly con­fi­dent (this year) but for me, I don’t en­ter to win, I en­ter to have a good time and watch the girls get out there and strut their stuff. In pre­vi­ous years she had worn a ‘‘nor­mal bikini’’, she said. ‘‘I don’t usu­ally go for high­waisted styles but I like this so I went for the 1960s pin up girl look.’’

Glam­orous lineup: Shan­nan McKelvey, 21, of Alexan­dra (cen­tre), won this year’s Miss Alexan­dra Swim­suit con­test. First run­ner up wasEm­maBrens­sell (left) and sec­ond run­ner up was Leite­sha Pen­telow.

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