She may not have been in Dubbo for long, but Christine Warren is ready to represent the city.
"I applied for showgirl because being new to the area I don't know a lot of people. I thought it would be a good way to meet some people and get involved within the community, met some new people and network," Ms Warren said.
Ms Warren is one of the six entrants in the 2019 Dubbo Showgirl competition. It aims to find someone who can represent young, regional women of NSW and promote the Dubbo Show.
"I don't have as much local experience and all that but I thought it was a way to get involved with the community and promote agriculture. I can even promote it to my friends and family away from Dubbo," she said.
"It's a different opportunity that I wouldn't get back home, so I thought I'd give it a go."
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The 23-year-old moved to Dubbo four months ago to work as a physiotherapist at Lourdes Hospital and Community Health Service. She is initially from Evans Head in northern NSW, about an hour from Byron Bay.
"I love helping people and helping them progress to their goals and I knew I wanted to go into the health area," Ms Warren said.
"I think that came from a love of volunteering, as well. I was heavily involved in the surf club in Evans Head helping young kids become surf lifesavers."
Ms Warren said it was a friend at work who recommended she tried out for Dubbo Showgirl, after bring a showgirl herself in another area.
"I'm loving every minute of it," the physiotherapist said.
"I've made some incredible friends and everyone is very welcoming in Dubbo. I've found everyone so friendly. It's made being so far away from family and friends a lot easier."
Having never been to the Dubbo Show before, Ms Warren said she was looking forward to her first time this weekend and the opportunity to promote the city.
"I'm looking forward to it a lot. I'm excited to see all the different parts and see how the show actually works and comes together. I think it will be really interesting," she said.
The winner of the 2019 Dubbo Showgirl competition will be announced on Saturday, May 25, prior to the official opening of the Dubbo Show.
The show opens on Friday, May 24 and runs until Sunday.