Three revved up for Miss Supercar crown
THE Sunshine Coast's reputation as the home of beautiful women just increased a notch with three finalists vying for the Miss V8 Supercars 2014 crown.
Caitlin McVeagh, Dotty Timms and Teagan Irlam are among 24 hopefuls set to turn heads and get spectators' engines running on the Gold Coast later this month.
All three stunners said they were keen to show the rest of Australia that the Sunshine Coast wasn't to be taken lightly.
"I've lived on the Sunshine Coast my whole life and thought it would be a good opportunity to represent the Coast," Dotty said.
The event marks the first shot at a national title for each of the women after their respective wins in the regional heats.
"This is my first year competing so it was awesome to win and get to go to nationals," Teagan said.
Caitlin, 20, said she had been surprised at her selection to compete for the national title after a chance encounter caused her unexpected entrance in the Darwin heats.
"I was in shock at first," she said.
"It was really unexpected.
"I was on holidays up there and a girl at the gym told me I should enter."
With media coverage from across the nation and the chance to feature in a magazine shoot up for grabs, the competition provides the perfect opportunity for the young hopefuls to set themselves apart from the pack.
"To win on the Gold Coast, oh my God, that would be incredible," Caitlin said.
"There's nothing like it. It would really take me to the next level really quickly."
However, the women said they were all trying to remain grounded in spite of the media attention.
"Whatever happens happens," Dotty, 24, said.
Teagan, 19, added: "Even just to make new friends and have a fun week would be amazing."
The Coast certainly won
't be leaving the crowds underwhelmed, though, with all of the women coming out swinging in the heats. "In my sports routine I didn't want to just be a golfer or something, so I dressed up as a martial artist," Dotty said. "I used nunchuks in my routine."
- RORY SHEAVILS