On Friday, November 30, I made the long and dusty drive to Dubbo to join 19 other Miss Showgirls from across NSW in learning the skills we will need in the coming year to represent our home towns in the Miss Showgirl events.
We came from a range of backgrounds from farm hands and tradies to teachers; and students to journalists, there were even some working in law and politics.
Our brilliant instructor Khristine Moore taught us the finer skills of being a proper young lady, which included some daunting tasks; eyeliner for example!
Together we brushed up on our dinner party etiquette, walking in heels, public speaking, interview skills and self presentation.
I learned a lot of new skills and interesting rules of etiquette I was unaware of. Apparently I've been eating my dinner rolls wrong my whole life!
We also had the great opportunity to pick the brains of the current The Land showgirl, Nikki Gibbs, who gave us incredible insight into how she represents her community and rural new as a whole.
She also shared some great tips for zone level which will be held in a couple months and how the skills we learned over the weekend can apply to our lives and careers
I had a brilliant weekend with the range of marvelous young rural women from across the state and made some great new friends.
I would like to thank the Harden Show Society for giving me this great opportunity. I have gained so much and can't wait to put it into action!