Beaudesert Show Society named its 2019 Show Ambassadors at the Kerry Dance on Saturday, June 22.
The Beaudesert Show Ambassador event is traditionally a warm-up for the Beaudesert Show, which will be held on September 6 -7.
Caitlyn Hester was crowned Miss Showgirl in front of a big crowd at the Kerry Memorial Hall, narrowly beating out Miss Showgirl runner-up Sarah MacGinley, and entrants Aimee Love and Tiff Chase.
Entrants to the showgirl competition had to be between 18 and 27 years of age.
In the Junior Show Person category, Ella Bischoff was chosen as the winner, with Georgia Rodgers named Rural Ambassador.
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Showgirl committee member Rhiannon Taylor said it was a great night for the Show Society, with over 60 people attending, including members of the Show Society Management Committee, Scenic Rim PM Jon Krause and the Kerry Dance patrons.
Ms Taylor said the contests aimed to recognise and promote the key role the next generation would play in the rural workforce and their contributions in sustaining rural and regional communities.
"It was a really successful night, there was great food, excellent entrants, and people danced the night away," she said.
"It means a lot to everyone, it gets the entrants out there and involved in the town and it's a good way to promote the show and get people talking," she said.
"The girls seem to get a lot out of it and if you seem them out and about at local events, come up and say hi."
Ms Taylor said the Show Ambassador Evening was an important event in the lead-up to the Beaudesert Show in September and thanked the 2019 sponsors Beaudesert News Agency, Milford Pastoral Pty Ltd, Jenny's Western Wear, Beaudesert Country Florist and the Veraart family.