Next week at the Walcha Show the girls competing for the Walcha Showgirl 2020 title will show off their social skills at a cocktail soiree on Friday night before demonstrating their public speaking ability on the cattle lawns at 12.30pm on Saturday, and the 2019 Walcha Showgirl Sophie Uren will be there to support them.
Miss Uren competed at The Land 2019 Zone 4 Showgirl Final last month, and while she won't be going on to compete at the Sydney Royal, she did gain valuable experience and represented our community wonderfully.
"I had the pleasure of representing Walcha at The Land 2019 Showgirl finals against 14 other girls, in Narrabri," said Walcha 2019 Senior Showgirl Sophie Uren.
"Showgirl is a fantastic opportunity for young women to represent their community as well as challenging themselves through interviewing processes and public speaking."
Miss Uren said she would encourage any interested young women to try out for the Walcha Showgirl.
"It will give them important life skills and the opportunity to meet some amazing people through the journey," she said.
Sophie attended the event with a group of supporters from Walcha including Gus and Pip Monie; Allan and Colleen Green; Gin and Andrew Crawford; her parents Anthony and Fiona, and her sister Phoebe.
"I want to thank them for all the support throughout the weekend," she said.
"And I want to give special thanks to Jodie and Sam Martin for mentoring me throughout the year to prepare me for the finals."
I would highly encourage any young women to try out for showgirlSophie Uren
The judges of the competition were Agricultural Societies Council president David Williams, The Land’s Kirra Kelly and ASC Next Gen president Bianca Williams.
During the judging process each Showgirl undertook a 15-minute interview with a panel of three judges at the Crossing Theatre during the day, where they also attended a luncheon on the verandah.
The evening proceedings included dinner with special guests, family and friends and a brief on-stage interview before the judging results were announced.Tenterfield Showgirl 2018 Keely Mooney has been picked as one of two finalists representing Zone 4 to vie for the title of The Land Showgirl at this year’s Sydney Royal Show.
She will be joined in Sydney by April Squires from Narrabri, who follows in her mother's footsteps as the second generation to become Narrabri Showgirl.
The Zone 4 final was held at Narrabri on Saturday, February 23 where 14 Showgirls from across the region competed for a place in the Sydney Royal finals.