ON PARADE: Entrants in the Lismore Showgirl competition are, from left back, The Northern Star?s Renee Redmond, Louise Hayward,
ON PARADE: Entrants in the Lismore Showgirl competition are, from left back, The Northern Star?s Renee Redmond, Louise Hayward,

Showing their talentStar journalists continue tradition ofentering Lismore showgirl competition

By WILL JACKSON

staredit@northernstar.com.au

ENTERING the North Coast National Showgirl competition is becoming something of a rite of passage for Northern Star journalists.

Reporters Bree Price and Sa- mantha Turnbull participated last year and Lismore reporter Nerida Blok won the competition back in 1995.

Now Renee Redmond and Jane Gardner are taking up the challenge.

"Jane and I are the youngest journalists here, so we thought it was only fair that we follow the tradition," says Renee, 22, who has been with the paper for more than two years.

"I think it's important for us to get involved in the community."

Jane, who joined The Northern Star five months ago after moving to Lismore from the Gold Coast, said she and Renee were not taking the competition lightly.

"She may have the upper hand in celebrity status (after her Phatchat column) , but I've got excellent posture," the 22year-old says.

This Saturday the two girls will be judged on their etiquette and tested on general knowledge before attending a gala dinner with the other four contestants at the Workers Club on Saturday night.

The winner will be announced at the Lismore Showgrounds the following Thursday.



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