The South East Sub Chamber Miss Showgirl was named recently, with India Priestley from Mudgeeraba Show Society picked to represent her region.
The 22-year-old said growing up across the road from the Mudgeeraba showgrounds instilled a love of show season.
"It's always the time of the year that's most exciting, our show," she said.
"It's something that brings Mudgeeraba together; we're right on the cusp of country and city, so it gives everyone who's not used to that agricultural way of life a little glimpse of agriculture for a weekend and it's really quite special.
"We're blessed in our location that you have the best of both worlds."
Working as a registered nurse at Gold Coast Private Hospital and a local nursing home in Mudgeeraba, Ms Priestley said she entered the Miss Showgirl competition after seeing some of her friends become involved in the showgirl movement in recent years.
"They have loved the experience and have been able to become more involved, so it was something that sparked my interest," she said.
Ms Priestley said she was excited to be heading to Ekka.
"I'm hoping to grow as a person to be able to feel more confident communicating and have more open conversations about some of the rural and regional issues that are around at the moment," she said.
"And being able to enjoy being part of a special opportunity - the movement of the showgirls and the agricultural shows."