Above: Karla, Madame Adam, Lady Elizabeth Windsor, Queen Lafita, Miss Narrabri Shire, Twinkle Toes and Aggie Lye at the Miss Narrabri Pageant held last Saturday night at the Narrabri RSL Club as a fundraiser for the Cancer Council.

Competition was fierce at the Miss Narrabri Pageant, as seven glammed -up contestants vied for a crown and a sash on Saturday, June 22 at Narrabri RSL Club.

This pageant was a bit different from the kind we are used to seeing on TV, in that the contestants were all male, dressed up as female beauty pageant contestants and competed under a stage-name of their choice.

The pageant was a fundraiser organised by Jessica Baxter on behalf of the Cancer Council, with the aim of keeping the Cancer Council car, which transports patients in Narrabri to Tamworth for treatment, on the road for another year.

The ‘girls’ arrived dressed in their finest evening wear.

After the dinner, they went among the crowd collecting money.

Each contestant then paraded individually down the catwalk, showing off ‘her’ finesse, before being interviewed by Master of Ceremonies Darrell Tiemens.

After the catwalk parade, Ms Baxter ran an auction, before the next section in the pageant the ‘style’ section.

In this section a selection of clothing and accessories, kindly supplied by the Salvation Army, were placed on stage and the Miss Narrabri hopefuls had to choose and outfit and accessories and style themselves, without any help.

“It was very funny, watching them trying to get into big ball gowns by themselves, but they all did really well,” said Ms Baxter.