Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Kimberly Set to Shine for Region; into the Spotlight as Miss Darling Downs Showgirl

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Kimberly Set to Shine for Region; into the Spotlight as Miss Darling Downs Showgirl

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Byline: Chris Calcino @thechronicle.com.au

A DAUGHTER of Jandowae grain farmers has become the face of the Darling Downs for 2012.

Kimberly Bach was crowned Miss Darling Downs Showgirl on Saturday, an honour that will thrust her into the spotlight for the next 12 months.

aI'm from a family of grain growers and we've just finished a great harvest,a she said.

aThen to win this has been a dream come true.

aEspecially being the Year of the Farmer... I can't think of a better time to win.a

Miss Bach has left her family home in Jandowae to work as a nurse in the emergency department at Roma Hospital.

Despite the move, she said the Darling Downs would always be her home.

aThe Darling Downs is the jewel of Queensland,a she said.

aTo be able to represent it is an honour.a

Miss Bach had better get used to being in the company of influential people.

Over the past 12 months, outgoing Miss Showgirl Samantha Gluer has met the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Governor-General Quentin Bryce. …

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