A 23-year-old occupational therapist, Sarah Wilson, is the 2018 Darling Downs Miss Showgirl.
Sarah, who is the current Miss Warwick Showgirl, was selected at the Darling Downs Sub-Chamber finals judged at the Toowoomba Royal Show last weekend.
She hails from a third generation Warwick family and said she had been thinking about entering the Miss Showgirl awards for a few years.
“I have been heavily involved in the show circuit for a few years, and I am Warwick born and bred, so I entered this year,” Sarah said.
"I was very surprised to win.”
"There were some very strong and very competitive girls from the different show societies representing the Darling Downs Sub-Chamber, and I was really just honoured to be up there representing Warwick.
“But I am very proud be Miss Darling Downs Showgirl, as it will extend my role to the whole of the region, and not only with Warwick Show.”
Over the years Sarah has competed in horse events, exhibited stud cattle, and entered work in the photography and cooking sections.
“In my role as Miss Warwick Showgirl, it gave me the opportunity to meet and talk with different members of the community and engage with what is happening to farmers and beef producers,” she said.
“Now I have a Miss Darling Downs title as well, and it will give me the opportunity to see what the issues are in other areas, and how it effects the rural producers.”
Sarah beat 12 other entrants who represented their show societies.
The Darling Downs Miss Showgirl runner-up was Phoebe Bridge representing Crows Nest Show, while Miss Popular was Adrian Magnussen, from the Jandowae Show.
With five shows left on the Darling Down show circuit, Sarah hopes to attend as many of them that she can.
Sarah is currently living in Toowoomba working for Queensland Health in the Mental Health Unit.
She now looks forward to heading to the Brisbane Ekka in August to compete in the statewide Miss Queensland Country Life Showgirl judging competition.