ALL SMILES: 50th Showgirl Tammy Connor and runner-up Tara Stout at the 150th Grafton Show.
ALL SMILES: 50th Showgirl Tammy Connor and runner-up Tara Stout at the 150th Grafton Show. Debrah Novak

Grafton Showgirl keeping it in the family

TAMMY Connor took out the title of 50th Showgirl at the official opening of the 150th Grafton Show on Saturday.

Ms Connor, thrilled to be selected as Showgirl, said she was honoured by the award.

Her mum was Showgirl in 1982, which only made it more special to be selected.

After her win, Ms Connor said: "I want to spend more time with the other girls," talking about the bonds formed while vying for the esteemed position.

"My head is spinning. I feel very honoured," she said.

Joining in on the excitement, Ms Connor's mum Kim Maxwell said she was overjoyed for her daughter.

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When Ms Connor decided to run for Showgirl, her mum, the 1982 winner said: "Once she made the decision, I fully supported her."

Previous winners of the Miss Grafton Showgirl are at the 150th Grafton Show on Saturday, 16th April 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Previous winners of the Miss Grafton Showgirl are at the 150th Grafton Show on Saturday, 16th April 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

Last year's Showgirl, Fiona Green, said Ms Connor had proved herself as a campdrafter, and was well-known within the community.

"Tammy is a great public speaker," she said.

"She's built self-confidence through her campdrafting," Ms Green said about Ms Connor's performance in the Showgirl quest.

"It's only going to be another great aspect of her life."

Tara Stout was announced as the runner-up for this year's Showgirl competition.

She was glad to have made lifelong friends.



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