Miss Mundubbera back again
THERE'S nothing Miss Blondie Bubbles loves more than showcasing her pin-up girls.
And this year she's excited to have a local as part of her line-up.
Miss Bubbles, who is also Suzie Dunstan from the Mary Valley during the day, will host this weekend's second Miss Mundubbera Citrus Queen Pageant, part of the Mundubbera Rocks weekend.
This year's theme is Old Hollywood Glamour, and the event will raise funds for Mundubbera Kindergarten.
"We're looking for gorgeous gowns, fake furs and strings of pearls,” Miss Bubbles said.
Women are attending from as far afield as Bundaberg, Maryborough and Brisbane, and this year Miss Bubbles was stoked to hear there would be a local competitor to cheer on: Jodi Morgan, also known as Miss Cherry Bomb, who is entering her first pin-up girl pageant.
Miss Bubbles said the 13 entrants would be on stage for about one minute, while their short biographies were read out.
"They will by judged on their outfit, personality, stage presence, hair and make-up, and they must strike at least three poses,” Miss Bubbles said.
"We are looking for something a bit 'cheesecakey', if you know what I mean.”
The four judges will pronounce a Citrus Queen (winner), Citrus Princess (runner-up) and there will also be an Encouragement Award and a Sponsor's Choice Award.
Miss Mundubbera starts at 6pm on Saturday in the Mundubbera Community Hall.
Mundubbera Rocks is a full weekend of rock and roll and dancing, with an emphasis on the dancing.
A demonstration will be held at 1pm on Friday outside the hall, followed by the first dance of the weekend on Friday night, with music by the Rock n Roll Boys.
Saturday features workshops from 8am-12pm and again from 1-3pm, followed by the pageant and and another dance at 7pm, with music by the RocknRollaBillys.
On Sunday morning, there will be a vintage car display outside the Billabong Motor Inn from 10am, where the pinup girls will be conducting a photoshoot.
A final dance will be held at 1pm.
Mundubbera Rocks is the brainchild of Billabong owner Barry Mitchell, who wants to stimulate weekend activity in the town.
"It's beneficial (for everyone),” Mr Mitchell said.
Last year's event, which raised money for the Breast Cancer Foundation, was attended by around 75 people, the majority from outside the region, filling up Mundubbera's motor inns and restaurants.
Mr Mitchell is disappointed no locals have signed up for the dances yet.
"It would be a better event if there were (some locals),” he said.
Mr Mitchell said the hall where the dances will be held is a "superb venue”.
"It's a shame it's not used more often,” he said.
Workshops are from $15 or $50 for the entire weekend.
Phone Mr Mitchell on 41654533 for more details.