The Showgirl Competition 

The Showgirl Competition aims to find a young female Ambassador for rural NSW and the agricultural show movement. The Competition encourages the participation and subsequent awareness of rural women’s contribution and involvement in both local communities and rural NSW as a whole.

It is open to women aged 18 – 25 years, residing in New South Wales. It is most important the Showgirls have a genuine interest in, and knowledge of, rural NSW.

At the local level the Cooma Showgirl will:

  • be an ambassador for the Cooma Show and the Snowy Monaro Regional Area.
  • be involved and participate in the Cooma Show and the Cooma Pastoral and Agricultural Association.
  • represent Cooma at the Zone 3 Showgirl Final.
  • attend a Personal Development Weekend in Dubbo NSW, hosted by Dubbo Show Society.
  • develop new skills and build upon their professional development
  • contribute back to their community
  • develop life long memories and friendship

For further information contact Leanne Mackay, 0418 114 249, Showgirl Co-Ordinator.

2020 and 2021 Cooma Showgirls

 Senior Showgirl

Livinia Evans

Livinia is the daughter of Vanessa and Gary Evans of Cooma.

She is employed as a swim instructor and lifeguard while studying her primary teaching degree at Canberra University.

Livinia was educated at Cooma Public and Monaro High Schools and has also gained a Certificate 3 in Agriculture.

Livinia’s interests include horses, playing piano, rugby league, swimming, dancing, eventing and dressage. She has been involved in multiple musicals, with the Cooma Little Theatre, had the lead role in Monaro High School’s production of Calamity Jane(2016), represented local primary and high school in zone, regional and state swimming and athletics, represented zone 18 as a pony club member for eight years and competed in the local agricultural shows for many years in both cake decorating and equestrian events.

Livinia’s aims are to finish her degree and become a primary school, teacher, majoring in performing arts. Her goal is to work in rural schools and hopefully educate not only in a primary school situation but also as a swim instructor for rural children that may otherwise not get the opportunity to learn to swim.

Junior Showgirl

Taylah Brooks-Standford

Taylah is a born and bred local.

She is seventh generation on the Monaro and has just finished year 10 at Erindale College.

Her grandparents Louis and Margaret Brooks had a farm and sold and moved to town a couple of years ago. Before that, Taylah loved nothing more than following Pop around the family farm helping and learning as she went, and probably getting in his way at times.

Taylah is a keen sports woman who has represented Cooma in athletics at national and international levels and has recently been chosen as part of the Canberra Raiders Under 18 girls squad.

Taylah is proud and honoured to be chosen as the Cooma Junior Showgirl and is looking forward to the challenges that may come with the title and also meeting a range of different people at the Cooma Show while gaining experience as she goes.

Taylah looks forward to seeing everyone at the 2020 show and would like to congratulate Livinia on her Cooma Showgirl title and to thank the Cooma Show Committee for giving her the chance to play this important role.