Party at my place!

A girl from Porirua can’t win Miss Tui 2012 –

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Can­nons Creek woman Rose­mary Brunt is a fron­trun­ner in the an­nual ‘‘Miss Tui’’ com­pe­ti­tion run by Man­gatain­oka’s iconic brew­ery. Twenty-year-old Rose­mary is throw­ing her­self into the com­pe­ti­tion, go­ing above and be­yond re­quire­ments of weekly chal­lenges set by Tui for its con­tes­tants. She beat 120 com­peti­tors ear­lier this month with her match re­port on a Su­per 15 rugby game. Rose­mary cov­ered her­self with Tui mem­o­ra­bilia and at­tended a game, in­ter­view­ing spec­ta­tors and play­ers in a video posted on Youtube.

‘‘I was ner­vous but I ac­tu­ally got into it and had fun,’’ she says. ‘‘I ac­tu­ally do reckon I can win be­cause I have so many big ideas. I feel like I’m not just an­swer­ing the ques­tion, I’m go­ing be­yond it. ‘‘I’m giv­ing it my all.’’ The 1.88 me­tre (6’2’’) beauty puts her suc­cess down to be­ing a peo­ple per­son and a tomboy.

‘‘With Tui it’s a blokes’ beer and you need a chick who can just go and chat with the guys.’’

Her male fans should be on guard how­ever – Rose­mary’s next chal­lenge is to prank her male friends, and it’s cer­tain to be a well-ex­e­cuted trick.

Rose­mary en­tered Miss Tui at the last minute when a friend sug­gested she go for it.

‘‘My mate told me about it and at first I was like ‘oh, nah’ but it just stayed on my mind the whole day. ‘‘Why not? You only live once.’’ At first she was mo­ti­vated by the prize – $2500 and 366 bot­tles of beer – but now Rose­mary’s fo­cus is giv­ing back to her sup­port­ers.

Tui will pick its Miss Tui on May 30 based on which con­tes­tant has the most fans. Within two days of en­ter­ing Rose­mary had more than 100 sup­port­ers, way ahead of her fel­low com­peti­tors, she says.

If she wins she will do­nate her prize beer and some of her cash prize to cel­e­brat­ing with her fans.

‘‘I’m gonna have a big as party for ev­ery­one who had faith in me. I want to meet them all.’’

To sup­port Rose­mary Brunt visit­s­tui/51836

Drinks are on me: Can­nons Creek’s Miss Tui con­tes­tant Rose­mary Brunt has at­tracted plenty of fans and will throw a boozy party for her sup­port­ers if she wins.

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