BACK ON BOARD: 2017 Rural Ambassador Hanna Perrett with David Littleproud and Deb Frecklington at the 2016 Nanango Show.
BACK ON BOARD: 2017 Rural Ambassador Hanna Perrett with David Littleproud and Deb Frecklington at the 2016 Nanango Show. Kate Darvall

Former Nanango showgirl returns as ambassador

THE 2016 Nanango Miss Showgirl will again represent the town in 2017, though this time as its Rural Ambassador.

Hanna Perrett said it felt good to be able to be a part of the show society for a second year running.

"Having a strong rural background, the Rural Ambassador role appealed to me,” she said.

"I feel privileged to be able to represent this great rural community.”

The 25-year-old veterinarian said she wanted to use the opportunity to get more young people involved with the show.

"I guess a big thing, not just as showgirl or rural ambassador, but becoming a part of the show community, is how hard it is to get young people involved in it,” Ms Perrett said.

"I think it is a great opportunity to try and convince other young people and tell them it can be fun.

"Our show society needs a lot more young people.”

While Rural Ambassador is generally perceived to be a male role, anyone of any gender is able to run for the position.

Ms Perrett said she encouraged as many young women as possible to put their hands up for the title.

"It doesn't just have to be a male thing,” she said.

"There are a lot of young women involved in the land, especially these days.”

Ms Perrett said the social aspect of the show was her favourite part of the event.

"Just getting out there is a big thing for me,” she said.

"I see a lot of my clients at the show with their animals achieving things,” she said.

"Knowing I've been a part of that is rewarding.

"If we've done a breeding program or something, to see them go on to win prime steer can be a great feeling.”

Ms Perrett moved to Nanango two years ago and now lives on a five-acre property just outside of town.