Go west, young lady

By SALLY GORDON

WHILE the Maclean Show Society yesterday announced the 2005 Miss Showgirl, the reigning Maclean Showgirl, Annemiek Munro, was thousands of kilometres away, studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

After winning the coveted showgirl title in 2004, the statuesque red head, known for her amazing vocal talent, went on to finish her Year 12 studies.

This year, the 18-year-old scored one of her biggest career goals when she was selected for WAAPA's full-time advanced diploma in classical singing.

Annemiek made it through the audition process on the basis of a video-taped performance of her half-yearly Higher School Certificate examinations.

WAAPA is well-known in the performance industry for having produced some of the finest Australian talent to hit the screens. Former Blue Heelers policewoman Lisa McCune and multi-talented star of the screen and stage, Hugh Jackman, are two WAAPA products.

The move over to WA has been dramatic for Annemiek, who now lives on-campus at the academy's student village. However, it seems the Maclean High School graduate has adjusted smoothly.

"The village has a family environment and I've made so many new friends," she said.



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