Katie’s closer to her Ekka dream role

DREAM: Lowood Show Girl Katie Whitfield.
DREAM: Lowood Show Girl Katie Whitfield. ALI KUCHEL

HAVING never missed an Ekka, Katie Whitfield is aiming to attend this year’s Brisbane Royal as our region’s Miss Show Girl.

Ms Whitfield was named Lowood’s Miss Show Girl last month, and will attend the sub-chamber final next weekend.

The victory at Lowood has helped Ms Whitfield along her journey, living with anxiety and depression.

“I needed to step out of my comfort zone and show people what can be done,” Ms Whitford said.

“Going to the Ekka as the West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Sub Chamber Miss Show Girl would be a dream.

“It’s been a real eye opener for me, meeting new people, hearing stories and gaining a great understanding of our community.”

Ms Whitford, a phlebotomist at Brown Plains, moved to the Lowood region about four years ago, developing a passion for her families Charolais cattle and country lifestyle.

“I really like the cattle section at the show and seeing the quality stock from the area.”

Not only does she enjoy the cattle section, but Ms Whitfield said she hoped to encourage more students to enter the school sections at next year’s Lowood Show.

“I hope to get amongst the schools this year to help promote the school sections,” she said.

Topics:  brisbane ekka lowood show society

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