Stop-go worker has a model life
WITH a flick of her hair and a flutter of her eyes, Bundaberg beauty Jodie Montgomerie has passing motorists craning their necks out windows and vehicles braking to a halt.
When this FNQ Security and Traffic Control worker struts her stuff down the roads and streets of Bundaberg, cars and pedestrians stop dead in their tracks.
This traffic controller leads a curious double-life.
When the working week is over, she hangs up her fluorescent orange uniform and stop sign to change in and out of elegant gowns, swimsuits and glamour wear.
"I love my job. I love being outdoors and waving to the public, but modelling is my passion," she said.
"I've always wanted to be a model, since forever, since I was really little, and it's something I've never been able to get rid of."
It's fair to say Ms Montgomerie does not quite fit the bill as your average stop-and-go worker.
She's a young woman for a start, and there's no pot belly poking out from her King Gee tradesman's top, or roll-your-own cigarette dangling from her mouth.
When she knocks off, she steps out of the eye of motorists in the Bundaberg region, and in to the viewfinders of local photographers.
Ms Montgomerie's image has been used in billboards to advertise Bargara restaurant Kacy's, and she was a finalist in the national Zoo Magazine Australian Swimsuit Model of the Year competition in 2011.
She has also taken part in Miss Indy, Miss Bundy Thunder, Miss Hawaiian Tropic and Miss Beerfestabull competitions, and featured in local calendars such as the recent Babes of Bundaberg 2013 and the Miss Bundaberg Rugby League pictorial.
The striking brunette takes inspiration from Australian supermodels such as Miranda Kerr and Megan Gale and has an interest in high-end fashion and the surreal.
Ms Montgomerie enjoys walking the catwalk as well as modelling in front of the camera.
Later this month she will audition for Australian reality television program Beauty and the Geek.
What she wants most is to swap intersections and roadsides around Bundaberg for catwalks around the world.
"I want to travel and experience different places and different cultures," she said. "I want to walk on the Victoria's Secret runway, just once."