Near as I can figure, this is kind of like being crowned Miss Texas, except with horses instead of high heels, bathing suits, and evening gowns (and a lot of strategically placed double-sided tape). Instead of gunning for the title of Miss America, the local rodeo queens move on to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo Australia.
According to the Miss Rodeo Australia website:
The Miss Rodeo Australia organization spans the country, bringing together rodeo enthusiasts for a yearly pageant and competition to select and crown Miss Rodeo Australia from among Australian’s rodeo queens. Starting 33 years ago, Miss Rodeo Australia has travelled the length and breadth of our country, promoting the sport of rodeo and the western way of life. She is the ideal western-type girl who takes to heart the job of representing Australia, America’s, Canada and New Zealand number one western sport. She is a cowgirl, an athlete and a gifted communicator who knows her sport and works to educate the public and raise the awareness level of professional rodeo and its related industries.
No doubt a paralegal will be a gifted communicator. I grew up around horses, and now that I think about it, racing a horse around barrels, roping a calf, or pretty much making an animal that weighs over a ton do anything it doesn't want to do, are skills that would translate well to working for attorneys in a fast-paced litigation practice.
Congratulations to Kate Skinner. Practical Paralegalism sends her best wishes for her continued success in the Miss Rodeo Australia contest.
Source: Warwick Daily News