Maeyke makes a model Miss Showgirl
AFTER attending boarding school in Rockhampton and working in North Queensland on a cattle station, Mundubbera's Laura Maeyke found there really was no place like home.
She recently returned and was honoured to represent the town she was born in as Mundubbera's 2019 Miss Show Girl.
"I think I'm a bit of a homebody, I love being around the family and friends who I grew up with,” Miss Maeyke said.
"Staying local in the community is what I'd really like to do.”
Miss Maeyke has re-enrolled to study nursing and has deep ties with the region's roots having worked at the local hospital, her grandparents' cattle property and the local newsagency, which her parents own.
Her father Ashley is also president of the Mundubbera Show so she truly has her finger on the pulse with both the show and the community.
She said receiving her Miss Showgirl sash was an "amazing” moment.
"It's a great opportunity to get more involved with the show,” Miss Maeyke said.
"You get to improve on your social skills and public speaking while representing your town.”
Miss Maeyke couldn't choose just one favourite attraction of the two-day show.
"The Mundubbera Show displays that the whole community can get together and turn a small-town show into something really great,” she said.
"There are so many different events and attractions to see.”