SHOW STOPPERS: Rural Ambassador, Cheneya Vetter, Miss Showgirl, Christie Clayton and Junior Showgirl, Laquisha O'Neil.
SHOW STOPPERS: Rural Ambassador, Cheneya Vetter, Miss Showgirl, Christie Clayton and Junior Showgirl, Laquisha O'Neil. Carly Everitt

Congratulations to the Miss Showgirl winners

SPIRITS were high when the Miss Showgirl winners were announced at Charleville Showgrounds.

On Saturday, Christie Clayton was crowned Miss Showgirl, Laquisha O'Neil as Junior Showgirl and Cheneya Vetter winning Rural Ambassador.

Miss Showgirl coordinator Sue Collins told the Times the judges were impressed with how each entrant answered the questions and how they presented themselves.

"They were all well- prepared, even when they had to answer on their feet,” Ms Collins said

Junior Showgirl winner Miss O'Neil said the public speaking component was a great way for her to tackle her fear of talking in front of a crowd.

"It was a challenge for me but it really helped build my confidence,” she said.

As well as crowning a Miss Showgirl and Junior Showgirl, the Rural Ambassador category gives young people passionate about agriculture a voice.

"Rural Ambassador adds another aspect to the show and focuses more on the agriculture part of our show, which is very important in all rural towns,” Ms Collins said. The winners will be judging the Little Miss and Little Master competition, as well as taking part in the grand parade on Friday at Charleville's annual show.


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