2017 Miss Showgirl
Central & North West Queensland Sub Chamber - Longreach Show Society
Claire grew up on a Simmental Stud on the Darling Downs. She completed her secondary education at Our Lady of the Southern Cross College in Dalby. Claire currently works as a governess on Trinidad Station, Quilpie, and is studying a Bachelor of Media and Communications majoring in Writing and Publishing through UNE. She hopes to use her degree to make a lasting impact on the Agricultural Industry, by using the power of media to bridge the knowledge and understanding gap between primary producers and those living in urban areas. Claire is involved in the Yaraka BnS committee and is collating a book of local yarns to publish as a fundraiser for the RFDS. Station isolation unfortunately doesn’t provide Claire with many sporting opportunities so she is involved with a variety of community organisations including the Longreach School of Distance Education P&C. Claire enjoys sewing, cooking, millinery and working on the station.
What inspires you?
I surround myself with people who inspire me. I find nothing more encouraging than being amongst people who constantly lift each other up and towards their ambitions
What do you see yourself doing in five years?
I will have finished my degree and embarking on a career as a rural journalist. With any luck I will be sharing my life with wonderful people and be contemplating starting a family.
What's your main rule in life?
Success doesn’t come from luck, it comes from planning and persistence.
What are you hoping to achieve over the next 12 months during your term as Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl?
With my heart firmly rooted in Central and North West Queensland, my ultimate goal for my year in reign is to promote the Showgirl and Rural Ambassador movement in rural and remote areas. While I would love to attend countless shows, unfortunately feasibility will prohibit this. However, I'll be making a point of travelling to areas that rarely see the sash with the hope of reinvigorating interest and emphasizing the importance of youth engagement in agricultural shows. I hope to be proof to young ladies from remote parts of Queensland that their location should in no way hinder their participation in this growth-inspiring program.
Phone: 0400 221 420