Miss Showgirl entrants Francesca Bentley, 17; Ashley Nicholls, 16; Kylie Bullivant, 17; Alira Capararo, 20.
Miss Showgirl entrants Francesca Bentley, 17; Ashley Nicholls, 16; Kylie Bullivant, 17; Alira Capararo, 20.

2005 Miss Showgirl entrants



Ashley Nicholls would love to play softball for Australia at the Olympic Games, and she also enjoys playing baseball, squash, tennis, beach and indoor volleyball and dancing.

The Year 12 Coffs Harbour High School school student is studying tourism and drama as well as more conventional school subjects and hopes to study primary school teaching at the University of New England when she finishes school.

Ashley's hobbies include keeping tropical fish in aquariums as well as socialising with friends, shopping, and going to the movies.

She is a volunteer with community activities like Anzac Day, Daffodil Day, Cleanup Australia Day and fundraising for the Red Cross and Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

She said she had been going to the Coffs Harbour Show for as long as she could remember and dreaming she was one of the showgirls, so when given the opportunity she thought it would be a great challenge to enter and a great privilege to uphold.

Kylie Bullivant is in Year 12 at the Coffs Harbour Senior College and hopes to study primary school teaching at university next year.

Kylie loves to play basketball and also acts as a referee for her favourite sport. She also enjoys swimming, tennis and being with friends when she is not at school or working at the BCC Cinemas. She also helps the annual Red Cross Calling doorknock appeal.

Kylie's cousin entered the Showgirl contest in 2002 and she is keen to keep the family tradition going.

Alira Capararo is currently a full-time university student in her second year of studying for a degree in psychology, having completed her HSC at John Paul College in 2002 and completed a Certificate II in retail operations in 2003.

She hopes to work with children and families and with people with disabilities when she completed her studies.

Alira, 20, is a volunteer with a peer support group for people with disabilities. She is also considered a carer for her nine-year-old brother, who has cerebral palsy.

Alira said she entered the showgirl competition because she was always looking for new challenges and opportunities to broaden her experiences and she liked to support any events that engaged Coffs Harbour's youth population.

Francesca Bentley is a young performer who enjoys singing, acting, contemporary and jazz dancing, public speaking, debating and playing the piano.

The 17-year-old Bishop Druitt College student is studying drama and music as well as English and history and hopes to study at university and eventually become either a journalist or a professional performer.

A radio announcer with 2CHYFM for the past two years, the young Korora resident also takes part in the annual 40-Hour Famine and other charity events, is a member of her school's student executive, and is a house leader.



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