Meet your 2019 South Burnett Miss Showgirl
TEAGAN Hall is a small-town-girl who works in the South Burnett four days a week, and studies forensic science in Brisbane the other three days.
Miss Hall said she believes it was her confidence, community mindset, and public speaking skills that set her apart from the rest.
She was crowned the South Burnett Miss Showgirl on Saturday, June 8 at the South Burnett Sub-Chamber dinner, where the judges praised her for these particular skills.
Miss Hall said she did Junior Miss Showgirl in Murgon last year, and this year she was encouraged to enter by members of the South Burnett Show Society.
"I was at uni and I got a call and they asked me to give it a go and do the real deal," she said.
"So then I became involved and won Murgon Miss Showgirl.
"And now I'm set to head off to the Ekka to represent the South Burnett as our Miss Showgirl. It's a huge honour and I'm so proud of our community."
Miss Hall said to her, being Miss Showgirl is about being part of the community in a small country town.
"I love living in Murgon and being a part of this community," she said.
"I'm one of six kids here in Murgon and honestly it feels like the entire community raised me.
"This is my chance to give back and make them proud."
When 18-year-old Miss Hall isn't in Brisbane studying a bachelor of forensics and criminology, she is a supervisor and team leader at Dusty Hill Winery.
"We don't like to use the term manager but that's essentially what the role is," she said.
"I'm really enjoying my studies in Brisbane, but I also really love my life and work here.
"So that's why I've kind of stayed."
Miss Hall said her dream is to work in the police force on a forensics team.
"I can see myself either returning to the South Burnett to work as a police officer or any other community minded small town," she said.
"I love watching crime shows so that's where my interest was first peaked.
"I also just don't want to be working in an office behind a computer screen. I want to get out there into the community and actually make a real difference."
To prepare for her role at this years Ekka, Miss Hall said she has been busy planning.
"I've been reading country life magazine," she said.
"I've also had to start planning outfits.
"I need five proper outfits as well as formal attire."
Miss Hall said she is very excited and hopes to have the support of the South Burnett while she competes at the Ekka.
"I'm also really looking forward to meeting all these amazing young women I'll be competing against."
Miss Hall said she would like to encourage South Burnett girls and women to look into entering the showgirl competition next year.