She's certainly held the Milton Showgirl title for the longest time but 2019 winner Emily Quinn is finally getting the chance to shine at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
After all events were postponed in 2020, the much anticipated show kicks-off tomorrow, Thursday, April 1.
Emily will join the other showgirls vying for the title of The Land Sydney Royal Easter Showgirl on Tuesday, April 6 for a jam-packed six days of committee meetings, dinners with the Royal Show board and professional development sessions.
There'll also be plenty of fun, with the showgirls trying their hand at the Farmer's Challenge and taking part in animal walks around the showground.
The final winner will be announced at 11am on Sunday, April 11 at the amphitheatre. While it's been a long time coming, Emily said nerves have now given way to excitement.
"I've made really strong friendships with the other showgirls and we've really supported each other through everything's that happened in the last year so it'll will be great to be able to catch up with everyone and say 'we're actually here and we finally made it'," she said.
Creating awareness for the local area and agriculture as a whole has been a highlight for Emily. She grew up locally, attended Ulladulla Public School and Ulladulla High School and regularly competed in the horse and cattle events, and the art section, at Milton Show.
Locally, the showgirl competition is a three stage process, with a junior, high school and 18 and over senior showgirl section. With plenty of encouragement from a young age, Emily competed in all three and said the experiences have been invaluable in building connections in the local area.
While she now lives in Orion Park and works as a service advisor at Scania Trucks, she has strong ties to Milton. Her family still live here, and she's a member of the Milton CWA and the Milton Show committee - in fact, she coordinates the youth and truck show at the annual show.
Milton CWA secretary Kerry Ferrar wished Emily luck on behalf of the group and said Milton CWA is very proud to have her representing them.