Alstonville Miss Showgirl 2009 Nikki Walsh.
Alstonville Miss Showgirl 2009 Nikki Walsh. Doug Eaton

Quest for showgirls

ALSTONVILLE Miss Showgirl Nikki Walsh, 20, said entering the showgirl contest was a chance to dress up and spoil yourself.

She will soon hand on her showgirl sash and is encouraging other young women to consider entering this year’s judging.

Ms Walsh said she had never considered entering before the event’s organiser, Bob Wilson, started coming in to where she worked at Main Street Chemist in Alstonville asking her to enter.

“He was desperate to get entrants and he was very persistent,” she said. “You can’t say no to Bob, so eventually I cracked and gave in.”

Ms Walsh said organisers of the event treated the entrants like royalty and they all got along well.

“All the girls were really nice and modest about it,” she said. “We went in it for fun and nobody cared about winning.”

Ms Walsh was also required to travel to Gloucester to compete in the regional showgirl contest.

The entrants received gift vouchers and attended a special lunch put on in their honour.

However, Mr Wilson said it was increasingly difficult to get young women to enter the event.

“Girls don’t like to get dressed up any more,” Mr Wilson said.

So far this year, there are only two entrants in the Alstonville Miss Showgirl and three in the junior section, but more are needed.

Entrants in the main contest must be aged between 18 and 24. Girls aged between 12 and 17 are eligible to enter Ms Junior Showgirl.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the contest should contact Bob Wilson on 0414 708 662.

The Alstonville Show will be held on October 29 and 30.



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