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Meet this year's Charleville Showgirl winners

Miss Community Spirit Teisha Boland, Miss Showgirl Isobella Agar and runner-up Tory Lyons.
Miss Community Spirit Teisha Boland, Miss Showgirl Isobella Agar and runner-up Tory Lyons. Martin Volz

SIX Miss Showgirl entrants raised a total $4006 over a five-week period leading up to the competition dinner held on Saturday night.

Cake stalls, raffles, desert nights and personal donations made up the funds which will be put to use for the 2018 show, paying for entertainment.

The night saw family and friends attend the function held at the RSL.

Over a two-course dinner entrants answered questions of varying degrees of difficulty.

The 2016 Miss Showgirl, Terri Sommerfield, asked entrants what message they would give to the 15-year-old selves.

Answers included overcoming challenges and maintaining a glass half full approach to life.

Reflecting on success and learning from shortcomings was also a key message presented by Ms Sommerfield.

Isobella Agar took out the senior competition.

She says it has become a family tradition with three of her aunts also earning the Miss Showgirl title here in Charleville.

On being awarded Miss Showgirl, Ms Agar said it feels good.

"I hope I do a good job at regionals,” Ms Agar said.

She says she looks forward to judging tiny tots and the pet parade at Charleville's upcoming show on May 18-20.

Junior Miss Showgirl was awarded to Sophie Kelly.

Ms Kelly said she chose to enroll in the competition for the experience and to show others who she really is.

"I am very surprised,” Ms Kelly said.

"I never knew I'd get it.”

Ms Kelly raised $1300 for the Show Society.

"I enjoyed it,” Ms Kelly said.

"I got to speak to more people than I expected I would.”

Looking to the future events she will partake in, Ms Kelly said public speaking will be a challenge but will provide her with an opportunity to learn more about the community.

"The biggest thing I learned is to stay confident in yourself and always believe you can do it.”


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