Hopeful: Warwick Showgirl Kelsey Burt hopes to win the Darling Downs Showgirl quest to make it a Rose City win two years in a row.
Hopeful: Warwick Showgirl Kelsey Burt hopes to win the Darling Downs Showgirl quest to make it a Rose City win two years in a row.

Showgirls grace the catwalk

FROM gracing the catwalk to having an opinion on politics, our region’s 2010 Showgirls are set to impress at the hotly-contested Miss Darling Downs Showgirl competition.

Kelsey Burt will represent the Rose City, along with Killarney and Allora Showgirls, Michaela Spindler and Elizabeth Tate.

Miss Burt said she was excited about the big event and was looking forward to meeting new people at the dinner last night, which was to be their first appearance as entrants.

The girls dined with show officials, judges and other entrants.

“We are judged as soon as we walk in the door ... hopefully I can bring back Miss Darling Downs. It would be good to have two in a row,” Miss Burt said.

The Showgirl entrants are required to know about their local shows and be aware of global and Australian news as well as information on the Darling Downs.

Bright and early this morning the girls will start their interviews with the judges and then they will head down to the Toowoomba Showgrounds.

They will strut their stuff on the catwalk, have a public interview on stage and then the winner will be announced.

Miss Spindler is keen to meet new people but is feeling a bit daunted going up against 15 other girls who are all the best in their areas.

“It will be another great experience. I look upon it as another stepping stone at the gate of possibilities,” Miss Spindler said.

Allora’s Miss Tate will travel from Hervey Bay where she is on prac for her physiotherapy degree.

She is excited to be a part of the next step in the “career” of a showgirl.

“I’m looking forward to the whole event – being a part of it is pretty exciting,” Miss Tate said.

She is a bit nervous about her debut on the catwalk, however is set to make a fashion statement as she tries something new with her selected outfit.

“Being able to be a part of the bigger events like this one is great,” Miss Tate said.

“You learn so much with so many experiences you get to be involved in.”



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