Four show up for the judges
IN THE Alstonville Show's 117year history, there has been only one occasion when they had no showgirl.
That was in 2001, and it bothered Bob Wilson so much he took charge.
For the past four years, he has organised the competition, which is open to local girls aged between 17 and 24.
"In the old days it was only for the single girls," he said.
"But now entrants can be married and have children."
This year there are four finalists: Margaret Quinn, 17, from Alstonville; Bethany Collins, 17, from Lismore; Danielle Higgins, 20, from Alstonville; and Julieanne Hood, from Newrybar.
The winner will be announced after the formal lunch being held at the show on Saturday.
Mr Wilson said the judges considered a lot of factors.
"They look at personality, interview skills, deportment, rural knowledge, general appearance ? there are lots of things they look for," he said.
"They also get asked about different local events, such as current affairs and politics."