She's been to the Ekka in search of fairy floss and sideshow rides but now Cloncurry's Savannah McDonald will be in the thick of the livestock side of Queensland's largest agricultural show.
The 21-year-old teacher who moved to the north west from Brisbane at the start of the year was named the Central and North West sub-chamber Miss Showgirl winner at judging on Saturday.
"I'm really looking forward to experiencing the Ekka from an ag show perspective," Savannah said. "The Showgirl movement has developed into an ambassadorship so I've learnt a lot more about the community I'm in now and I like being able to give them a voice."
One of the issues she wants to highlight is education in small rural towns, which often struggle to attract and retain teachers, and she said agriculture was a really relevant topic today.
"I went to school at Ferny Grove in Brisbane and we were lucky to have had a good ag program."
Both Savannah and Blackall's Zoe Barron said the Showgirl experience had helped them be immersed in the rural town experience.
"I've met a lot of new people through it," Zoe said, who was accompanied to Cloncurry for the judging by her mother and sister, and Barcoo Pastoral Society representative Deb Hawkins.
"People were so excited to see a representative from the Blackall area again."
While she's moving on from her role as a governess in the Blackall district to an administrative role for the Barcoo shire at Jundah, she's keen to return to Blackall once she receives her teaching degree.
"It's been a really good way to learn more about local things and I wrote down a lot of ideas from the other Showgirls for ideas from their shows," she said.