2017 Showgirl Karly Crisp and Miss Charity Taylah Dachs at the Show Ball on Saturday, January 28.
2017 Showgirl Karly Crisp and Miss Charity Taylah Dachs at the Show Ball on Saturday, January 28. Liana Turner

Karly Crisp named Stanthorpe's 2017 Showgirl

MISS Ring, Rodeo and Campdraft Karly Crisp has been named Stanthorpe's Showgirl for 2017.

Miss Fruit and Vegetable, Tayla Dachs, has claimed the title of this year's Miss Charity.

The titles were announced at Saturday night's Show Ball, ahead of the JJ Richards and Sons 2017 Stanthorpe Show.

State member for the Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg, who was MC for the night, interviewed Ms Crisp, Ms Dachs and fellow entrants Shannon Bourke and Shania Connolly before the judges made their final decision.

Ms Crisp said she was surprised and overwhelmed with the win and said she enjoyed having worked to showcase the region.

She was looking forward to the upcoming show, particularly the community spirit which would dominate the event.

"Just seeing so many people happy in one place is great,” she said.

At the show, she also looked forward to the fireworks.

Ms Dachs, who raised more than $13,000 as a Showgirl entrant, said she was thrilled to have attracted so much support in just a few months.

She said she was thrilled to work with farmers to shed light on the top-quality produce on offer on the Granite Belt.

She encouraged everyone to head along to the show, which runs from Friday to Sunday, February 3 to 5.

The showgirls' personal development coach Amelia Wilshire said she was pleased with the girls' progress throughout the Showgirl Quest.

"The girls were really open to learning about new things and improving themselves,” Mrs Wilshire said.

"It was nice to see them transform themselves from when I first met them to tonight.”

Mrs Wilshire, who was in her second year with the Showgirls mentoring role, said they had been enthusiastic about the various aspects of the quest, which included learning more about the agricultural, horticultural an viticultural industries of the Granite Belt.

"I think they did a great job,” she said.

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