"She's magnetic - she could walk through a country show and people of all ages would flock to her, they'd want to talk to her and just be around her.
"Jessica is the whole package."
Kim Tornya (nee Watkins), a former state showgirl winner herself from 1986, was of course referring to this year's newly crowned 2012 Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl winner, Jessica Robinson.
Jessica, along with Miss Showgirl Runner-Up Caitlin Holding, and Miss Popular Bianca McMahon, were announced at a ceremony during the Ekka last week.
Jessica Robinson said "It feels great to have won" - to see more photos of the showgirls in our online gallery, click on the image above.
For these three girls, their lives will now change dramatically.
Thrust into the limelight, they will all embark on fantastic journey over the next 12 months, dedicating themselves to promoting the agricultural show movement to the young people of Queensland.
Jessica, Caitlin and Bianca were three of 11 young women who arrived in Brisbane from all over the state, to spend four whirlwind days on an unforgettable tour of Brisbane and the exhibition, in the lead-up to their judging.
And the now hype has settled, they have time to catch their breath.
Jessica represented the Central Queensland sub chamber and is the first state CQ winner since 2003.
It's a fairytale come true for the bubbly and athletic girl, who only moved out to Childers two years ago.
The 23-year-old Brisbane State High School educated young woman completed a teaching degree at Griffith University, Mount Gravatt, before moving 300km away to take up a position as a HPE, drama and dance teacher at the Isis District State High School, where she has been ever since.
And she's rewritten the history books of the Childers Show Society, being the very first Childers showgirl, ever, to enter the competition.
"It feels great to have won," she said with a huge grin.
"It was a big surprise, but it's the best feeling and I'm so proud to be representing Childers.
"Everyone has been very welcoming and supportive. It's incredible what doors have opened to me, being part of the Childers community. We are a very tight, very close community."
Jessica is now determined to build up the local showgirl competition and bring some fresh, new and fun ideas to the table for her small local show.
"What got Jessica over the line was a combination of her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for her community and for her school," another of this year's judges, Carmel Delahunty said.
"All the girls demonstrated a keen involvement with their local shows, but Jessica has wonderful ideas for her local area and in developing her show further.
"She really has many great ideas going forward and will bring people on board through her enthusiasm."
Former speaker of parliament Kohn McKell, also sitting in on the judges panel, said the calibre of entrants in this year' competition were so high, that the decision was made just minutes before the announcement.
Miss Showgirl runner-up, Caitlin Holding, 23, representing the Near North Coast sub chamber was a close second.
Growing up on the Sunshine Coast, Caitlin attended boarding school at Fairholme College in Toowoomba, before undertaking a bachelor of journalism and arts, majoring in political science, at the University of Queensland.
The energetic blonde scored a role at WIN Wide Bay during her university years, and now works as a television reporter in Hervey Bay.
Packing up her life in Nambour 18 months ago, she took a leap of faith moving to the sleepy coastal town, and hasn't looked back.
"I was so excited to be the runner-up, and so surprised, as the calibre of girls was ridiculously high," she said.
Caitlin entered the Miss Showgirl competition with the hope of making some new friends in her town.
"I just saw it as a way to make new friends and a nice way to try and immerse myself into the community.
"The showgirl competition back home really struggles to attract entrants or fundraising and it affects the show society long term.
"But this competition has really broadened my horizons.
"The best thing about this competition is that it challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and take an interest in different areas of Queensland's agricultural scene."
This year's Miss Popular, North Queensland's Bianca McMahon, although not a traditional country girl, won her fellow peers over with an instantly likeable personality.
"I am overwhelmed," she said.
"It's such a positive thing to put your energy into and I can't wait for the next 12 months.
"And it's the icing on the cake for me, as I never expected this. It feels really special because it has come from the girls - so it's amazing."
But the 22-year-old Cairns girl almost didn't even enter at her local show level, only signing up at the last minute.
And now, not only has she become the 2012 Miss Popular, but it's her first trip to the Ekka.
Born in Sydney, Bianca moved up to the Sunshine Coast before settling with her family in Cairns at age eight.
She completed her schooling at the Cairns State High School and went on to graduate from the James Cook University with a bachelor of nursing science.
She now works as a registered nurse in the medical ward at the Cairns Private Hospital and hopes to further her career by branching into midwifery and mental health.
This year, the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl competition celebrated its milestone 30th anniversary.
For three decades the competition has provided remarkable opportunities to hundreds of young women to become involved in one of Australia's greatest traditions, their local show.
And year's pick of the bunch have proved to be outstanding in every way.