Lismore show’s Gabriella in Sydney showgirl showdown
THE 2016 Zone 1 Showgirl Final was held at Grafton Showground recently, where two representatives were selected to represent Zone 1 at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Current North Coast National showgirl Gabriella Elder-Robinson competed against 15 other hopefuls on February 27 and was selected as the Zone 1 representative alongside Ash Olsen, the 2015 Wauchope showgirl.
A total of 16 entrants attended from Camden Haven, Casino, Lismore, Alstonville, Bangalow, Wauchope, Taree, Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Gloucester, Kempsey, Kyogle, Woodenbong, Maclean, Coffs Harbour and Grafton.
Gabriella was originally named the 2015 North Coast National showgirl in October
This was the second year running a North Coast National showgirl has been selected to represent Zone 1 in Sydney.
The 2014 North Coast National showgirl and 2015 Sydney Royal showgirl Ellie Stephens was in attendance throughout judging.
The showgirl competitions encourages and celebrates regional and rural youth in agriculture, especially women, and promotes rural achievement and affairs.