Dubbo's Isobel Humphreys enters 2018 Zoo FM Dubbo Showgirl competition

Motivated: Isobel Humphreys, 18, wants to challenge herself and highlight the importance of services in regional and remote areas. Photo contributed.

Motivated: Isobel Humphreys, 18, wants to challenge herself and highlight the importance of services in regional and remote areas. Photo contributed.

A teacher’s aide who wants to shine a light on the importance of health services in regional and remote areas is vying for the title of 2018 Zoo FM Dubbo Showgirl.

Isobel Humphreys is one of the early entries in the annual competition that provides a platform for young women who have an interest and knowledge of rural NSW.

The 18-year-old was inspired to enter the competition after talking to showgirl committee member Lauren Amor.

Miss Humphreys is hoping to achieve a couple of outcomes from taking part, one of which is to extend and challenge herself.

“And also shine a light on the growing gap in health services between metro areas and regional and remote areas,” she said.

Miss Humphreys has been committed to CanTeen, a youth organisation supporting young people living with cancer.

“My time’s gone into supporting other young people affected by cancer and helping with fundraisers as well,” she said.

Growing up at Geurie before recently moving to Dubbo, Miss Humphreys has also been involved in the Geurie campdraft and auctions.

The 2017 graduate of St Johns College is working at the school as a teacher’s aide.

Miss Humphreys is pleased to be entering the Dubbo Showgirl competition along with her good friend Holly Taylor.

“It’s very different for us, but doing it together is a little more comforting, I know there’s someone who has my back,” she said.

The success of Dubbo Showgirls of previous years in the statewide competition was also inspiring.

“It’s an eye-opener - us girls in Dubbo can achieve big things,” Miss Humphreys said.

“I want to grow as a person, go out of my comfort zone with the possibility of these future opportunities.”

Miss Humphreys has played netball for 13 years and “nothing beats time spent” with her family and friends.

The Dubbo Show had always been a big occasion for the Humphreys family.

“It was netball in the morning then be busting to go to the show in the afternoon,” Miss Humphreys said.

The Showgirl competition is for women aged 18 to 24 years and entries remain open until Wednesday May 2.

Entry packs are available at www.dubboshow.org or from the Dubbo Show office on Fitzroy Street.