UNIVERSITY student Mikhaela Gray was thrilled to be named 2014 Berry Showgirl.
“It’s a great opportunity to represent the Berry community and show my appreciation of it,” said the 23-year-old.
“I’m looking forward to meeting new people, exploring some new ideas on agriculture and listening to different views.”
Ms Gray is studying a double degree in civil engineering and law at University of Wollongong and plans to work in a big city firm after she graduates.
Her early experience of attending Berry Show inspired her to enter the competition.
“I’ve always been aware of the Showgirl competition since I was young,” she said.
“I remember very fondly showgirls going around.
“This year has been the right time to do it, to be part of the show society and to give something back to the community.”
Ms Gray will now go on to compete in the zone final on March 15.