If Jamie McDell's singing career does not work out, the
songstress will take up jet-boat driving - at least, that is
what she has decided since riding on the Shotover Jet this
Miss McDell has been fitting in as much holiday time as she
can before headlining at tonight's PGA Championship special
Activities for the 20-year-old have included the red jet,
trekking up Queenstown Hill and a cocktail function with the
Prime Minister last night.
Her favourite activity was being out on the water.
''I was thinking, if music doesn't work out, I will just get
a job driving one of those.''
The Aucklander already has a large teenage fan base she hopes
to build on and influence positively through both her music
She is keen to teach young girls that you ''don't need
make-up and heels to make it''.
She said too many girls were so caught up in their image and
keeping thin that they forgot how to be a normal teenager.
Lessons such as the environment and getting outdoors were
high on her agenda.
This weekend's audience will not be her regular one and she
is looking forward to entertaining the golfers, the fans and
those over 20 years.
Miss Mcdell will be supported tonight at The Hills by
Arrowtown band The Lynch Mob. The concert is free to those
attending the golf.