THREE of the most intense days of Gin Gin Showgirl Alice Turnbull's life start in Brisbane today as she faces the RNA Queensland Showgirl judges in her quest to win the 2010 title.
Representing Gin Gin, Miss Turnbull recently won her place in the state final when she faced off against other regional competitors in Finch Hatton near Mackay where she was crowned the Central Queensland Sub-Chamber Showgirl.
“We're all very proud of Alice and confident she will do very well in Brisbane,” Gin Gin Miss Showgirl co-ordinator Kerryn Flanders said.
Gin Gin Show Society president Paul Stehbens will be one of more than 10 society members and friends who will travel to Brisbane to support Miss Turnbull in her quest, and echoed Mrs Flanders' confidence in the local representative.
“Alice is a fantastic ambassador for our region,” he said.
“She's a very mature young lady with the confidence and aplomb necessary to take out the crown, but regardless of Friday's result, she's already a winner to us.”
Miss Turnbull said her success in Mackay was unexpected.
“I didn't go there expecting to win, but I've come away with the great honour of representing Central Queensland and Gin Gin in the final, and I will be doing my very best to make everyone proud,” she said.
Only a new resident to Gin Gin, Miss Turnbull described the Showgirl journey to date a life-changing experience.
“I've gained so much personally from the competitions in the way of self-confidence,” she said.
The winner will be announced about 4.30pm after the National Fibres Parade.