Gatton girl crowned

EACH year, representatives from the community are selected to promote and celebrate the region as part of the Gatton Show.

This year, Gatton girl Kaylene Schulz, has secured the prestigious title of Regional Miss Showgirl and will now go on to compete for Queensland Miss Showgirl.

Treasurer Trudy Hay said it was a successful night and it was wonderful for the 140 people who attended the function.

“This is the third time Gatton has won it in about 30 years,” she said.

“Some of the criteria for showgirls included general knowledge, show knowledge, current affairs and their personality.

“With the rural ambassador they need to be up to date with rural issues and know the country life, and what's happening in the rural world.

“All in all there were 10 showgirls but only seven rural ambassadors with one male entrant this year.”

The West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Sub Chamber Miss Showgirl judges included John Madden, Lyn Henderson and Christie Menzies.

The process consisted of three interviews and all were interviewed at UQ Gatton as well as on stage on the night at Gatton Jubilee Golf Club.

Rural ambassador judges were Mark Bryant, Debbie Jewlachow and Wade Pimms.

The winners are set to go down to the Ekka in Brisbane next month to compete for the state title.

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