MISS DARLING DOWNS: Kahlia Williamson represented the Darling Downs as part of the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl contest at the Ekka.
MISS DARLING DOWNS: Kahlia Williamson represented the Darling Downs as part of the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl contest at the Ekka. Bev Lacey

Williamson does Granite Belt proud

SHE mightn't have secured the showgirl crown but Kahlia Williamson is thrilled to have gone as far as she did.

It has been a long journey for the Ballandean teenager, culminating in the naming of the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl for 2019 at the Ekka on Friday night.

"I felt like I did as well as I possibly could have,” Ms Williamson said.

"The experience was great and it was lovely to meet all the other girls from the different regions.”

In the end Clare Webb out of Monto won the coveted crown.

The 22-year-old from the Burnett region was selected out of a pool of 11 young women from across the state.

As a result, Ms Webb will represent the 128 affiliated show societies in Queensland over the next 12 months.

"No, I'm not disappointed,” Ms Williamson said.

"It started for me in January with our show then in March for the Darling Downs.

"I am surprised that I did get as far as state finals.

"Winning the Darling Downs event was a massive shock.

"I've always wanted to be a showgirl because when I was younger they always inspired me,” she said.

"So I wanted to be someone younger women can look up to for inspiration too.”

Off the stage and in the ring, AT Williamson, the stud Kahlia and brother Adam own and run, also did well.

They won a ribbon for their Grand Champion Limousin Cow and placed in the top four in the interbreed class.

"One steer won his class on the hook as well and another steer of ours won best tasting,” she said.

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