Showgirls, including two from Mullumbimby and Bangalow, attended a special workshop in Glen Innes.
Showgirls, including two from Mullumbimby and Bangalow, attended a special workshop in Glen Innes. Contributed

Showgirls get ready for zone competition

ELEVEN showgirls from three zones attended a specialised workshop conducted by 'Polish Works' in Glen Innes.

The girls attended from Taree, Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Dorrigo, Walcha, Inverell, Warialda, Moree, Narrabri and Merriwa.

Miss Hayley Walker represented The Lions Club of Brunswick-Mullumbimby for the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest, Molly Barlow represented the Mullumbimby Show and Isabelle (Belle) Boyle represented the Bangalow Show.

The weekend workshop covered the possibilities which may arise in the zone judging, to give the girls the best chance to represent their zones in The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition.

Adi Ritchie from 'Polish Works' was particularly pleased with the interaction in the workshop by the young ladies.

They received instruction in etiquette, grooming, diet, stress management, clothing selection, speech making plus assistance from mentors who have been involved in the judging process.

Along with Adi Ritchie of 'Polish Works', other presenters were the current Mrs Australia International, Leila Sweeney-McDougall, former showgirl and Rural Achiever Anne Starr, beautician and stress management professional, Erin Hilton from Glen Innes, dietician and stylist Ellen Adams from Yamba, the Glen Innes Toastmasters team and make-up specialist Mel Lindsay from Glen Innes.

The girls enjoyed a dinner on the Saturday evening to put all they had learned into practice. The dinner was held at and sponsored by The Great Central Hotel.



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