Getting out there: Junior Showgirl entrant Anna Sayer.
Getting out there: Junior Showgirl entrant Anna Sayer. Bruce Thomas

Anna follows family tradition

ANNA Sayer likes spending time in the bush, but the 17-year-old Junior Showgirl entrant rides a dirt bike, not a horse.

While she enjoys powering through paddocks and along country roads around her Coffs Harbour home on her Kawasaki 250, she can also be found on the basketball court, at the beach ‘attempting to surf’ or hanging out with her friends and going to the movies.

Although she played in her school basketball team for two years, she claims the only reason she agreed to go to the country basketball championship was for the ‘cool socks’.

Those socks must have been powerful stuff – Anna’s Bellingen team were the runners up in the regional championships

When the charity appeals are on, she can also be found knocking on doors asking for donations to the Red Cross and Westpac rescue helicopter service.

The Year 12 John Paul College student plans to move to the city next year to study business or creative writing at university and would like to work for a large international business firm.

“I really want to travel, meet new people and experience the world, rather than just stay local for good,” Anna said.

Entering the Coffs Harbour Showgirl competition is a bit of a family tradition, with Anna’s aunt and cousins all preceding her in the competition in years past, a tradition which encouraged Anna to take the plunge.

“I want to step out of my comfort zone, be myself and be proud of that,” Anna said.



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