Georgina's an all-round perfect woman
An Invercargill woman who was named the Speight's Perfect Woman says her prizemoney will go towards a jetboat.
Georgina Galloway competed against 14 other women to win the title and $1000 cash in Wanaka.
"I spent a couple of hundred [dollars] at the bar last night, but I might buy a jetboat," she said.
It is a fitting choice, considering it was Miss Galloway's prowess at the helm of a jetboat during the competition that meant she stood out from other competitors.
"I'm pretty sure I smoked all the other girls," she said.
Competition organiser Stew Burt agreed.
"She was the only one in the competition who really knew what she was doing [driving the jetboat]," he said.
Mr Burt said Miss Galloway also excelled at claybird shooting.
"She wasn't quite so good at the feminine things, but she was a good all-rounder," he said.
Other challenges included opening a bottle of beer with a chainsaw without breaking the top off, backing a trailer, skinning a rabbit, throwing knives, dressing up to entertain and motorbike riding.
Miss Galloway had most fun backing a four-wheel motorbike down stairs.
"It was the funnest weekend ever, I had a great time, and met some really genuine girls," she said.
She also had an excellent support crew.
"They weren't being loud enough, so they went away and came back with pots and pans."
Mr Burt said almost all the competitors wrote that they hated public speaking on their entry forms.
Miss Galloway only just sneaked in with her first place win, he said.
"The top girls were all within points of each other."
Miss Galloway recommends the competition to anyone who wants to have a bit of fun.
"It's well worth it. Even if you think you can only do a couple of the challenges, you'll blow yourself away with how much fun it is."
The competition was started by Stew Burt and his late wife, Liz, in 2002. Proceeds go to the Canlive Charitable Trust to assist people with cancer in Central Otago.
The trust was started by Mr Burt after his wife died in 2005.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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