Singer's plans have place for outdoors

Jamie McDell
Jamie McDell
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 week.

Miss McDell has been fitting in as much holiday time as she can before headlining at tonight's PGA Championship special concert.

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 and actions.

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.

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