Toogoolawah Show Girl winner for 2016,  Patrina Tuite.
Toogoolawah Show Girl winner for 2016, Patrina Tuite. Ali Kuchel

Meet Toogoolawah’s Miss Show Girl Petrina Tuite

HAVING only lived in Toogoolawah for the past two years, Petrina Tuite thought one of the best ways to meet people would be to enter the show girl competition.

Last month, Ms Tuite was crowned the Toogoolawah Show Society Miss Show Girl and said the journey has been amazing.

“I entered to get to know more people in the community of Toogoolawah since I’m only new,” she said.

Although Ms Tuite doesn’t horse ride, her move to the rural town came through meeting people from Toogoolawah at campdrafts.

“Through campdrafting I made friends in Toogoolawah and since going there most weekends I fell in love with the town,” she said.

Ms Tuite, is no stranger to the show girl journey, as she was previously awarded runner up for Gatton in 2011.

And with the regional sub chamber finals this weekend, Ms Tuite said she was excited for the competition.

“Gatton hosted the regionals the year I was runner up, so I’ve seen how it all works,” she said. “It’s good to know what the formalities are, that will help me.”

Over the next 12 months, Ms Tuite will work with the show society to further promote the agricultural show and Toogoolawah.

“I was actually very excited to be selected because I was up against some of the local girls who were very well spoken,” she said.

In her spare time, Ms Tuite enjoys sewing and creating her own button-up western shirts.

“I’m self taught, they’re pretty rough but they don’t fall apart, so that’s a start,” she said.

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