On show: Kyogle Showgirl entrants (from left) Jess Nicholson, Caitlyn Dunn and Jess Mitchell, all of Kyogle.
On show: Kyogle Showgirl entrants (from left) Jess Nicholson, Caitlyn Dunn and Jess Mitchell, all of Kyogle. Doug Eaton

Friendly competition for showgirls

FOUR Kyogle gal pals – Jess, Jess, Jess and Caitlyn – will hold no grudges against each other, no matter which of the happy bunch takes out the coveted 2010 Miss Kyogle Showgirl judging this weekend.

And unlike the sharpened claws that struck out at the Miss Universe contest, where Australia’s entrant discovered pins stuck into her costume by a mean rival, these friends won’t resort to such tactics.

Jess Hayes, Jessica Mitchell, Jessie Nicholson and Caitlyn Dunn have all entered this year’s contest to have some fun together, raise some money from raffles and help award prizes.

The triple-Js are known as Jess to their friends and all four teenagers have worked in casual jobs at Kyogle’s IGA grocery store.

Caitlyn, 18, said along with having some fun she wanted to take part in the showgirl competition for the experience, as they would only get one chance to do it.

The Kyogle High student, along with the other girls, will soon begin preparations for Year 12 final exams and intends to pursue a Bachelor of Science/teaching degree at university.

She said Kyogle was a town that offered a quiet lifestyle and good friendships.

Jess Hayes, 18, is a Year 12 student at Trinity Catholic College, Lismore, and wants to gain some public experience and have some fun with her friends.

She was not in yesterday’s photo because she was on the other side of the country in Perth, but will be back to take part in the show.

She said she enjoyed her life growing up in the friendly town where people knew everyone. Next year she intends to study at university to train as a primary school teacher.

Jess Mitchell, 18, is in Year 12 at Kyogle High and intends to study for a degree in media studies at Southern Cross University and then move on to interior design.

She said there would be no problem if any of the girls won, but joked it could be Caitlyn because of her name difference.

Jess Nicholson, 19, is studying primary school teaching at Southern Cross University and said she entered to do something different.

“Whoever wins we will be happy as we are all friends,” she said.



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