The Showgirl movement is HUGE in NSW and provides an opportunity for young women to become involved in their local communities as rural ambassadors.
If you are lucky enough to become a local Showgirl, a Zone finalist or even the Royal Sydney Show finalist or winner, you will be amazed at the personal and professional opportunities that the Showgirl Competition can open up for you.
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Dubbo Showgirl 2019
My year as the 2019 ZooFM Dubbo Showgirl was an absolute honor and something I was thrilled to be a part of. The year presented several opportunities to network, build my knowledge on my local area as well as my own personal development.
During this year I spent majority of my time in Armidale for university as well as juggling a number of other commitments. Being a part of the showgirl movement and representing my town at zone finals gave me a great connection back to my home town and made me feel very included in my local community. Zone finals and the whole year as showgirl itself was also a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded people, other rural girls and make many new friendships.
It gave me a good platform to conduct a fundraiser, to raise money for the Dubbo Show Society and Hair With Heart, an event I thoroughly enjoyed organizing along with the 2017 Showgirl, Rose Broughton.
I want to extend my gratitude to the Dubbo show society for this fantastic opportunity. I would also like to thank ZooFM as well as the other sponsors that continuously support the showgirl movement
Tyla Comerford, 2019 ZooFM Dubbo Showgirl
Dubbo Showgirl 2018
Josie Anderson - ZOOFM 2018 Dubbo Showgirl | Isobel Humphreys - ZOOFM 2018 Runner up.
I am honoured to be the ZooFm Dubbo Showgirl for 2018 and am excited for the year ahead which will be full of opportunities. I look forward to my social calendar filling up with formal duties and of course some hard work.
The showgirl movement provides young women with the platform to expand their network, develop their personal and professional skills and increase their local knowledge. This will be of great benefit to me as I settle into a new community and develop connections. This competition is a great point of entry for anyone looking to become involved in the show society or wider community, especially if you have recently moved to Dubbo from a small rural town like myself.
I look forward to sharing and developing ideas with the showgirl committee as we continue to grow and I feel privileged to be able to represent the Dubbo Show Society at Zone. I would like to congratulate Isobel Humphreys this year’s Runner Up and commend all the other capable young women on a fantastic ball and weekend of activities shared at this year’s show. What a successful year it has been – thank you to the Dubbo Show Society and sponsors for continuing to support the showgirl movement.
Josie Anderson, 2018 ZooFM Dubbo Showgirl
Dubbo Showgirl 2017
“The Showgirl experience has been the most invaluable community and rural based competition that I have encountered. It allows young women to educate and bring awareness to the challenges that are affecting our rural areas. It is movements and platforms like this that allow us to continue to improve, better the people and services available in our communities. Without sponsorship this event and the Dubbo Show would not be here today so any contribution towards our society is greatly appreciated and you never know how it may positively affect your business in the future.”
Rose Broughton, 2017 ZooFM Dubbo Showgirl
Dubbo Showgirl 2015
Winning the 2015 ZooFM Dubbo Showgirl Competition has provided me with a fabulous opportunity to become involved in the local show committee, combining my passion for agriculture and rural issues with a desire to become more involved in the community.
The competition has enabled me to expand upon a number of personal and professional skills such as interviewing, public speaking, networking and media, as well as gain a better understanding of how our local show is organised and operated.
I have been lucky to share this experience with an incredible group of like-minded young women who I may not have otherwise met, but have since formed a strong friendship with.
I look forward to the rest of my time as Dubbo Showgirl and representing Dubbo at a Zone level, as well as continuing to be involved in the Showgirl Committee and broader Show Society into the future.
I would encourage all young women who have the opportunity to enter this competition to do so, as it is a fabulous opportunity to gain new skills, meet passionate and enthusiastic people and become involved in a wonderful part of our local community."
2015 ZOOFM Dubbo Showgirl
Miss Teenage Showgirl 2018
At 17, not long from becoming an adult. I entered Miss Dubbo Teenage Showgirl and had the pleasure of claiming the title.
It is not a beauty pageant. It is an experience that helps young ladies become more confident and comfortable within themselves. Teenage Showgirl was something I always wanted to do but was too scared to take the leap until I remembered what a wise man once told me
‘there is no point in fearing an adventure when fear is what gives you strength’.
I have a passion for the agricultural industry and there was no better way to present myself then go in the competition. I was not looking to win the competition, I was looking to overcome my fear and to have confidence within myself.
The experience was amazing, I met people from all over the state and gained new friends. But most importantly I was introduced to a sense of community that I have never experienced before. This competition is so unique and I recommend it to every young lady.
Lastly, I would like to thank the Dubbo Show Society and everyone involved for the opportunity and experience. Definitely something I will never forget.
Miss Teenage Showgirl 2016
“I am 17 years old and this year I had decided to enter the 2016 Dubbo Show Miss Teenage Showgirl competition.
Before knowing any results, I was learning new things. I can be quite shy at times and this competition had enabled me to gain new skills and to gain confidence with myself.
The thing about the Miss Teenage Showgirl Competition is that it is an experience which enables young women to feel confident and to share their personal perspectives on local matters and discussion topics depending on their own personal interests.
After being fortunate enough to become the Dubbo Show Teenage Showgirl for 2016, I am thankful for the diversity of opportunities I have received. This competition has allowed me to give back to such a wonderful Show Society and to the local community itself.
I highly encourage anyone and everyone who is able to enter this competition as it is not only fun, but a learning experience no matter what the outcome may be. There are also no defying rules and certain qualities that an entrant must hold which is what makes this competition so encouraging and unique.
I would also like to take this time to thank the Dubbo Show Society for this opportunity as it has been an experience I will never forget. I look forward to meeting new like-minded girls who enter this competition in the future as the
competition begins to grow. Thank you”.
Miss Teenage Showgirl 2013
"I am 17 years of age and this year I entered the 2013 Dubbo Show Miss Teenage Showgirl Competition, which I was fortunate enough to win. This is an experience I will never forget.
I entered the Miss Teenage Showgirl Competition to gain confidence in myself and this I have achieved. I have met some great people and some of whom I will be friends with forever.
Competing in Miss Teenage Showgirl is not about who is the prettiest or the skinniest and I have proved that to myself, as I am one of those bigger girls. Its about the person you are inside, it is about helping out in your local community and the show community. It is about being proud of yourself and what you have achieved.
I look forward to being able to help out the current and past Dubbo Showgirls with future events they hold and hopefully a bit of fund raising to help the Show Society and the Showgirl competition.
I would like to thank the Dubbo Show Society for giving me the opportunity to enter such a great event and hope that it continues for many years to come. I would encourage other young girls in the community to enter. You will enjoy the experience and hopefully go on to eventually be the Dubbo Showgirl in years to come."