Gympie Showgirl in Qld competition
AFTER winning the Near North Coast Region subchamber title, Gympie’s Miss Showgirl Andrea Schulz is on her way to compete in the Miss Queensland Show Girl competition in Brisbane next week.
As soon as the 18-year-old finishes helping out Allora cattle fitter Steve Hayward at the Brisbane Exhibition on Monday and Tuesday, she’ll kick off her work boots and slip on her glamorous high heels to attend various engagements in the lead up to Thursday’s cocktail evening at Brisbane’s Riverview Hotel
And thanks to the very generous assistance of two Mary Street businesses Andrea will look stunning from top to toe in her four stylish outfits.
The full time university student said she appreciated the support she had received from Shoenique’s Elly Walton and Foxy Lady’s Jenny Waldock and Lee Dennis, as well as Gympie Show administrator Melanie Green, who all helped put together the outfits for her.
“I needed three outfits and a cocktail dress,” she said yesterday, during her brief visit to Gympie before flying to Cairns for a cousin’s wedding and then back again to Brisbane on Sunday for next week’s various commitments.
“It was great to get back from my holiday and know everything had been organised for me. They’ve been wonderful.”
On Wednesday, Andrea and the other entrants will tour major sponsor Queensland Country Life’s main office, as well as visit Government House.
Thursday night’s function will see entrants interviewed on stage as part of the judging process.
Show Society president Graham Engeman said the competition was an excellent opportunity for young Queensland women to be involved with the agricultural show movement and promote rural industries.
Andrea agreed wholeheartedly.
“It’s been awesome – a top experience; I’d recommend it to anyone.”
The winner of the 2010 title will spend the next 12 months representing her show society at many other shows and be involved in the judging process of the 2011 Miss Showgirl, as well as winning some fantastic prizes.