Laura Stack wins the 2009 Summertime Surf Girl Quest and puts her feet up at Nielson Park beach yesterday.
Laura Stack wins the 2009 Summertime Surf Girl Quest and puts her feet up at Nielson Park beach yesterday. Max Fleet

A win-win for Laura

A COUPLE of months ago, Laura Stack found practising her catwalk moves in front of the other Summertime Surf Girl contestants daunting.

At the weekend, as she accepted the top award for this year's quest in front of about 600 people at Bundaberg Civic Centre, she could hardly believe how much her confidence had grown in two months.

“I've met a lot of lovely girls and I feel so much more comfortable talking in front of people,” Miss Stack said.

And NewsMail readers obviously know how to pick a winner - not only did the 19-year-old beat 17 other hopefuls to take out the top prize, she also won the newspaper's Readers' Choice award.

The active member of the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club will swap her sash for her rescue tube as she continues her beach patrols next week.

With a crown comes specific responsibilities however.

From next year, Miss Stack will become the face of Bundaberg SLSC, organise fundraisers and take part in Surf Life Saving Queensland's Summer Surf Girl program, in which she will compete against entrants from around the state.



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