Miss Country Girl finalists Olivia Sallaway and Annie Potter.
Miss Country Girl finalists Olivia Sallaway and Annie Potter. Craig Warhurst

Model fame ready

ASPIRING Gympie models Olivia Sallaway and Annie Potter head to Sydney this weekend for the National final of Miss Country Girl.

Olivia 17 and Annie 16 will join around 20 other regional finalists from all over Australia hoping to be crowned Miss Country Girl Australia 2010.

The event is Olivia’s second shot at the title after winning the Gympie Miss Country girl title in 2009.

This year the tall leggy blonde won the Maryborough leg of the event and will make her second trip to the Sydney Harbour finals.

“I’m excited to go down to Sydney again. I’ve been working really hard and even have a catwalk set up in my house to practice,” Olivia said.

Gympie Miss Country girl winner Annie Potter will take part in her first ever final after winning the first ever modelling competition she entered.

Annie was selected from 40 hopefuls who strutted their stuff in three regional heats and a final held at Centro shopping centre during September.

“I didn’t think I would win,” Miss Potter admitted.

“When I did I was quite chuffed — I’d never been on a catwalk before.”

The opportunity to be picked up by a modelling agency while in Sydney has the girls eager to embark on a modelling career and follow dreams of jet setting around the globe for fashion shoots and shows.

The competition starts on Monday with media interviews, photo shoots and modelling at an Adriano Zumbo event.

Tuesday the girls have catwalk training, speech lessons and a makeover by Toni and Guy ready for the final on Wednesday.

The final will be a red carpet affair aboard the Bella Vista Sydney Harbour cruise ship.

Gympie Times


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