Beer babe battle hots up
Cannons Creek’s Miss Tui contender has made it into the competition’s final eight, the only Wellington contestant to make the grade.
Twenty- year- old Rosemary Brunt beat out a hundred hopefuls to the finals, alongside young women from Manawatu, Dunedin, Christchurch and Taranaki.
‘‘ I was so stoked,’’ she said of finding out she was a finalist.
Rosemary has a huge support base, tying with fellow finalist, Dunedin’s Julia Hope, for most votes, with more than 500.
But her fans will be tested over the next fortnight, as Tui has wiped all votes, giving finalists a level playing ground.
‘‘Now pretty much anyone has a chance of winning,’’ Rosemary says.
Rosemary needs daily votes from each of her fans on the Tui website – the more clicks the better.
‘‘I hope I win – it’s just all about the votes now.’’
The winner of Miss Tui 2012 gets $2000 cash and a year’s supply of beer – 366 bottles since it’s a leap year.
Two video challenges lie between the contestants and the booty. This week’s challenge is titled Burning Ears, where contestants show off how much support they have. Rosemary is hoping to rope some Hurricanes players into her video and have a billboard promoting her quest put up on Broken Hill Rd.
The Miss Tui organisers are impressed with her enthusiasm, she says.
‘‘They said they’re delighted to have me in the finals since I’d put so much effort in – they said I’d gone hard, man!’’
Miss Brunt has promised to throw a huge party for her fans if she wins. The winner will be announced on May 30.
To vote visit tui.co.nz/miss-tui.
Miss Popularity: Miss Tui contestant Rosemary Brunt needs her fans more than ever, as finalists battle to gain votes in the last fortnight of the competition.