FRIENDLY RIVALS: Rosh-Hannah and Timothy De Caluwe at the Kingaroy Show Ball.
FRIENDLY RIVALS: Rosh-Hannah and Timothy De Caluwe at the Kingaroy Show Ball. Tobi Loftus

Couple goes head to head for Rural Ambassador title

FOR many married couples, competing for the same position could make for some awkward conversation around the dinner table.

That's not the case for Rosh-Hannah and Timothy De Caluwe.

The two, who married at the start of 2016, both put their hands up to run for the Kingaroy Show's Rural Ambassador position.

Timothy was announced as the winner, but the couple said running against each other was an enjoyable experience.

"It made sense for us to both go for it as we enjoy similar things,” Rosh-Hannah said.

"The only tension between us was he wanted me to win.”

Timothy has run for the position several times in the past.

"I grew up on a farm outside of town so there has always been that rural interest in me,” he said.

Rosh-Hannah said she decided to run because of her love for country towns.

"The atmosphere you get when you walk down the street, everyone is friendly, you can say hello and they probably know you and have seen you around,” she said.

"And you can just look up and see the stars.”

Rosh-Hannah said she would have considered running for Miss Showgirl if she had been eligible for the position, but she preferred the Rural Ambassador role.

"You can't (nominate for Miss Showgirl) if you're married,” she said.

"I enjoyed running for Rural Ambassador more so, as it was about the rural town and the involvement of youth and the community.”