Busy year for showgirl entrant
SAMANTHA DIVE is following in the footsteps of the 2008 Grafton Showgirl, Danielle Bower, who took out both Grafton Showgirl and Jacaranda Princess titles.
Sam has nominated for both Grafton Showgirl and the Jacaranda Queen competitions this year.
She faces the judges at the Grafton Show first. The annual exhibition will go ahead tomorrow and Saturday.
While many people would shudder at the thought of public speaking and juggling two competitions, Sam loves the prospect.
“Grafton Showgirl and the Jacaranda Queen quest provide a great opportunity to test my time management skills and to reconnect with a town that I love so much,” Sam said.
“I would absolutely love to be a representative for the community and a culture I really enjoy being a part of.
“The opportunity to get to know many members of the community is another motivating factor for my nomination for these competitions.”
Sam grew up in Grafton and moved away when she was younger. She moved back to the area about two years ago and loves every minute of it.
“I have always enjoyed Grafton and I think it is a great place to live,” she said.
Sam loves animals and has three dogs and a cat.
She also works at the Grafton Pound in the morning and Bi-Lo in the afternoons.
“I adore animals and love spending almost every day with them,” she said.
“I also really enjoy horse riding and the outdoors,” Sam said.
You wouldn't know it to look at her, but Sam also has a passion for cars.
“I love working on cars and have a great passion for Commodores and really hope to own one in the future.
“I also love motorbikes and dirt bike riding,” she said.
“I danced for 16 years and I still love it. I would really like to get back into it in the near future, and I love to cook,” Sam said.
To see the Grafton Showgirls out and about, go to the show tomorrow night.
“Grafton Showgirl provides a great opportunity to test my time management skills and to reconnect with a town that I love so much.”