Georgina Galloway (21) celebrates being named New Zealand's
perfect woman for 2013. Photo by Mark Price.
Despite considerable encouragement from friends to choose
the pallet of beer, New Zealand's 2013 perfect woman contest
winner took the alternative $1000 cash first prize instead.
Georgina Galloway, ''born and bred'' in Wanaka but living in
Southland, spent two days competing against 14 other young
women for the title, and decided the cash would be more
Ms Galloway, who is just a few weeks away from qualifying as
a veterinary nurse technician, told the Otago Daily Times she
was a keen shooter, so skinning a rabbit was not a problem.
She ''smoked'' the other contestants by 10sec in the jet-boat
driving and the only events she was not so familiar with were
knife-throwing and archery.
The contestants spent two days completing tasks such as
backing quad-bike trailers, assembling sawhorses, firing
paint-ball guns and taking off bottle caps with chainsaws.
Ms Galloway, the daughter of Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade
Chief Fire Officer Bruno Galloway and wife Marg, said she was
talked into competing but found it ''so much fun''.
Shelley Brown, of Omakau, was second and third place was
shared by Kajahna Smith-McNoe, of Gore, and Michelle
McPherson, of West Otago.