Imogen Porter with her miniature pony Star, which she competed with in harness and led classes before winning the 2010 Maclean Showgirl title.
Imogen Porter with her miniature pony Star, which she competed with in harness and led classes before winning the 2010 Maclean Showgirl title.

Imogen is Maclean Showgirl

FOR the past five years Imogen Porter has been coming to the Maclean Show to compete in the equestrian events and to dream about competing in the showgirl competition.

This year the 18-year-old Maclean High School Year 12 student’s dream came true – and perhaps even exceeded it – when she was named Maclean Showgirl for 2010.

“I’ve always loved coming to the show,” an excited Imogen said just after she was named the winner in front of five other contestants.

“To be honest I thought Bec James was going to win it, so it was a real surprise when they called out my name.

“And I thought my friend Abbie McConnell was doing very well,” Imogen said.

Imogen said the 2010 Maclean Showgirl competition was one of the best times of her life and one she will look back on fondly.

“This is definitely one of the biggest highlights of my life,” she said.

“All the girls were really nice. I know most of them from school, so it’s been a really good time.”

Although delighted with her success yesterday, Imogen is not confident she can progress any further in the showgirl competition, which culminates at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney next year.

“I am really happy to just have got as far as I have this year,” she said.



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