ALEX Kellahan’s reign a Country Music Queen Quest is about to come to an end, with the search still on for the newest royal.
Her highness expects entrance this year to display more poise and resplendence than ever.
“I think everyone brings their own personality to it as in any role, I just think you’ve got to have a real passion for Tamworth,” she said.
“Country music is just the icing on the cake.”
The competition has been run since 1984 with a focus on fostering regional PR moguls.
The reigning queen and princess are offered public speaking and etiquette training, confidence coaching, styling, image and grooming tips as well as formal media training.
Last year both queen Alex Kellahan and princess Cheyanne Conlan visited Tamworth’s sister city Gore in New Zeleand, representing the region at their country music festival.
“The people over there are just die hard country music fans it’s brilliant,” Ms Kellahan said.
“I didn’t think it was daunting because we had a development program run through Zonta three months prior to the actual festival, we had public speaking lessons and tutoring beforehand so we were well-prepared.
“Just really liaising with people has taught me how to be more comfortable no matter where you are.”
Both women completed a Cert IIII in business and will feature at the Buy A Bale concert headlined by John Farnham in October.
Ms Kellehan’s advice to entrants is to be themselves.
“You can’t get it wrong if you’re yourself so just shine bright – you’ve won there already,” she said.
Entries close October 7, visit tcmf.com.au.
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