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Discover more about the 2018 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirls

Posted on : 07 March 2018

The Showgirl Competition aims to find a young woman to act as an ambassador for rural NSW with her role involving many official and informal duties both at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and during her travels interstate and overseas.

It is not a beauty pageant.  Most importantly the Showgirls must have a genuine interest in, and knowledge of, rural NSW. The Competition encourages the participation and subsequent awareness of rural women’s contribution and involvement in both local communities and rural NSW as a whole.

Here are the 2018 Sydney Royal Showgirl finalists:

NAME: Nikki Gibbs

AGE: 24

OCCUPATION: Veterinary Nurse

What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?


The Showgirl experience has provided me with endless opportunity for personal growth and self-development. I hope to become a figure for young women in our region that can provide them with the confidence to step out of their comfort zone and give something new a try.

NAME: Geena Purcell

AGE: 22

OCCUPATION: Accountant – Business Services at Crowe Horwath Wellington

What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?


A wealth of knowledge regarding agricultural matters, rural NSW and how this relates to the country show movement. The ability to engage an audience and mediate conversations regarding local issues affecting our town. To act as a mentor for future Wellington showgirls, embrace and develop youth in agriculture.

NAME: Pollyanna Easey

AGE: 22

OCCUPATION: Physiotherapy student at the University of Newcastle

What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?

The showgirl competition is extremely well regarded in giving young rural women a platform to network and voice ideas relevant to their communities. I aspire to take away many of these concepts in an effort to revolutionise my local show. 

  

NAME: Kate Lumber

AGE: 23

OCCUPATION: Agronomist

What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?

I believe the showgirl competition is a great opportunity for personal development to become an active leader in your local community. It is a great opportunity to educate and encourage others to engage with agriculture and rural and regional NSW. I hope to be seen as an advocate for rural issues and agriculture in Moree and NSW more broadly.

NAME: Kaela McRae

AGE: 21

OCCUPATION: Event Coordinator, Casino Beef Week Festival

What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?

From the Showgirl experience I hope to gain more confidence in my networking and public speaking abilities to then utilise back in my community. I see Showgirl as a platform to share my passions and the love I have for my local community, whilst gaining lifelong friends and connections.

NAME: Caitlin Herbert

AGE: 23

OCCUPATION: Oral Health Therapist

What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?


I hope that through my participation in the showgirl competition I can show to young women in the Eugowra area and other rural areas it is possible to get a good education and upon returning to your hometown, have a successful career without having to relocate to the city.

Alana Black

AGE: 24

OCCUPATION: Communications Coordinator

What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?

Showgirl is a fantastic opportunity to give young women a platform to champion the amazing communities, like Rydal, that make up regional NSW. It’s also an opportunity to receive professional development that I can take back to my community to empower and encourage other young women to participate in the Showgirl movement.

NAME:  Emily Jones


AGE: 18 Years


OCCUPATION: Customer/Library Service and Youth Development Officer


What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?
From the Showgirl experience I hope to take back ideas, enthusiasm and experience in order to enrich the Henty community. Listening to the other Showgirls and learning about their community and their community values will enable me to compare and contrast and help develop my community for the better.

Name: Jacqueline Myhill

Age: 23

Occupation: Livestock Administrator

Q. What do you think you will gain from your showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community?

A. The confidence to be a strong female role model within the community while encouraging the young women in our area to enter the Showgirl competition for their own personal development, promote long term participation in the show and demonstrate how to be a positive influence in the wider community. 

NAME:  Keeley Pasfield

AGE:      22

OCCUPATION:   Exercise Physiologist

What do you think you will gain from your Showgirl experience that you can take back to enrich your community? 

Showgirl is a unique opportunity to meet like-minded women, share experiences and discuss challenges. I hope to use this platform to bring awareness to mental health in rural Australia, to be an ambassador in the Queanbeyan region, and to inspire, encourage and empower young women to seek opportunities for leadership and be involved in their community

 

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