The perfect woman lives in Tokanui
‘‘I don't think I am that perfect.’’
The perfect woman can cook a steak, fly a helicopter and she lives in Tokanui.
Despite winning the annual Perfect Woman competition in Wanaka on the weekend, young Southland farmer Rachel Rule denies she lives up to the title.
‘‘I don’t think I am that perfect,’’ she said.
Ten finalists competed for the perfect woman title, participating in activities such as flying a helicopter, throwing a gumboot, changing a car tyre and clay bird shooting.
Rule, 22, thought the title might help her find the perfect man.
‘‘Maybe it will help. Some might get intimidated,’’ she laughed.
Speaking after the competition she said she was just as good at knife throwing and wire fencing in the competition as she was at applying make-up without looking in the mirror.
It was a lot of fun to compete with a ‘‘cool group of girls’’ and she learned new skills.
Flying helicopters was a highlight.
that you wouldn’t get to do if you weren’t there.
‘‘It’s much harder than you think it is,’’ she said.
Riding a golf cart was also something she had never done and it was nothing like riding a motorbike on the farm, Rule said.
Competition founder Stew Burt said the competition was about girls’ all-roundness.
No matter if they were design- ing a house, throwing a knife or cooking steak - their personalities were shining through, he said.
‘‘The best thing is the personalities that come out of the girls,’’ Burt said.
The weekend was entertaining for competitors and spectators, with the Domestic Goddess being one of the funniest rounds.
‘‘The girls make it so entertaining with their sayings and questions.’’
As well as passing a variety of tasks, all women were ‘‘stunners’’, Burt said.
The competition hadn’t attracted as many competitors as he had hoped, starting with just 16 women on Saturday, which was down about 10 from previous years.
‘‘The girls we’ve got have been absolutely brilliant. They did really well at the public speaking and that’s usually the thing they find the most challenging.’’
Runner up to Rule was Lauren O’Connor, 3.5 points behind the winner, and The Block NZ’s Niki Osborne was third.
Rachel Rule, of Tokanui, competes in the knife throwing event at Wanaka’s Perfect Woman Competition.