Barter Card Miss Indy national finalist Kristie Clark, from Mackay, is representing Gladstone at Gold Coast judging this week.
Barter Card Miss Indy national finalist Kristie Clark, from Mackay, is representing Gladstone at Gold Coast judging this week.

Gladstone girls shy away from Miss Indy contest

By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au

GUYS are constantly on the lookout for a good looking girl, but it seems they are a little shy in Gladstone.

At the moment the Barter Card Miss Indy competition is searching for the best looking girls in Australia, but when Gladstone girls were given the chance to take to the catwalk, no one put her hand up.

Adam McDonald from the Rocky Glen Hotel organised a Miss Indy contest to give locals the chance to win some great prizes, including 10 days on the Gold Coast, but had to cancel due to a lack of interest.

As a result, the Gladstone entrant taking part at the national finals this week, will be from Mackay.

Adam said he had plenty of phone calls the day before the contest, which was too late to save the event, but only one of those calls came from a Gladstone woman.

'I had girls ringing from Rockhampton, Mackay, even one from Melbourne who wanted to take part,' he said.

'I had calls from pretty much everywhere except Gladstone for some reason.'

Having previously held swimsuit competitions in Sydney, Adam said he couldn't understand why no local girls got behind the local event.

'It's a shame because there are some really good prizes,' Adam said.

'It does take a lot of confidence to stand up there and some girls get put off for that reason.'

Adam had also planned to hold a Ralph magazine swimsuit competition for locals, but was now thinking twice due to the lack of local support in the last competition.

'If there are any girls out there interested they should give me a call, because at the moment I have knocked it on the head,' Adam said.



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