Gympie District Show organisers are calling for more Junior Show girls with Michelle Blavius, pictured, being the only junior entrant so far.
Gympie District Show organisers are calling for more Junior Show girls with Michelle Blavius, pictured, being the only junior entrant so far. Renee Pilcher

Show juniors needed

GYMPIE District Show organisers are calling for more Junior Show girls to fly the flag for what is regarded as the royal version of the regional agricultural shows.

Gympie State High School Year 12 student Michelle Blavius is the only junior entrant so far and she’s keen for some competition.

“My sister did it a couple of years ago and had fun so I thought it would be nice to do it,” Michelle said.

It will be a change of pace for street sedan racer Michelle, when she swaps speed for grace with dancing and deportment lessons lined up as she prepares for the big night.

Former 1976 Show Girl, Narelle Towner, said the Junior Show girl competition was a great confidence building experience for girls and there was no fundraising expected of them.

“Basically, they just turn up on the night looking beautiful and enjoy the ball with family and friends,” she said.

The girls require a partner – who can be a brother or a friend, and then they simply represent the Gympie Show Society to the best of their ability.

“Girls need to be between 15 and 17 years old and part of the selection process is an interview where judges will test their general and community knowledge,” Narelle said.

The winner is sashed on the evening of the Show Ball and there are always great prizes to be won.

For more information about how to become a Junior Show girl contact the Gympie District Show Society on (07) 5482 1721.

Alternatively, email gympieshow@gympieshow.org.au

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