Chantelle keen to make a difference in Maclean Showgirl
HELPING the community that she grew up in is important to Chantelle Turner, and hopes that as Maclean Showgirl she can get the chance to be a mentor to other young people.
"I wanted to be a showgirl since I was a little girl, and I like doing a lot of community work, like volunteering for the SES, so this is a good opportunity to be involved and help my community," she said.
Chantelle said one of the favourite things about the Maclean Show is the chance to get involved with the agricultural exhibitions.
"My mum grew up in Ilarwill on a farm and she had cattle, so going to the show gives me a chance to try and experience a bit of what it was like when my mum grew up," she said.
Chantelle is currently an assistant in nursing, but next year will start a double degree in nursing and paramedic science at Southern Cross University in Lismore.
"I'm pretty excited about it, and I'm looking forward to learning about how our body really works and be able to get to a position where I can help people in their life," she said.
Chantelle has been playing sport since she was five, and counts netball, touch footy and rugby as some of her favourite sports, and has finished a Certificate IV in fitness.
"I've travelled in different sporting teams, and the community has supported me to do that, so now I want to give back what I can," she said.
"If I win the competition, I would do everything I can to be a mentor."